Physicist Roberto Cingolani, who comes from a defense and security firm to lead a new Italian green ministry, has previously praised gas as ‘the most sustainable resource’
The European Union is seeking to amend the Energy Charter Treaty to align with climate goals, but Japan is resisting change as negotiations resume
Climate hawk Teresa Ribera gets a leading role in Pedro Sánchez’ government, while Giuseppe Conte promises to speed up Italy’s decarbonisation
The chance of extremely hot days, such as have been seen across southern Europe this summer has been “greatly increased” by climate change
ANALYSIS: In Germany and Italy, for different reasons, governments are pushing dirty sources of energy as “transition fuels”
Italian Environment Minister tells RTCC that Rio+20 should change the format of discussions surrounding sustainable development and calls on the emerging economies to accept responsibility for common objectives.