The UN’s flagship climate finance initiative had a public setback this week. What went wrong, what are the political implications and what happens next?
A draft summary of the most important climate science report of 2018, published here annotated with changes from the previous version
When it comes to clean technology, German chancellor Angela Merkel says China is no longer seen as a developing country but a competitor
Power ministry officials say renewable capacity could exceed the 175GW goal, reaching 227GW, but analysts caution it depends on demand growth
In court, oil majors say climate action is a matter for governments; outside it, they lobby against climate policies. They can’t have it both ways
Even holdout Exxon Mobil has analysed what holding global warming to 2C means for its business. Now the sector needs to invest – or divest – accordingly
The Talanoa Dialogue could be a springboard to stronger action on climate change, or just another talking shop. Here are the discussions to watch
Naming of Michał Kurtyka as COP president breaks tradition of political heavy hitters taking top climate role, but Polish non-intervention may boost ambition
As a tough year of talks begins, the EU is searching for allies in a fight with China over the rules of the Paris Agreement, but Africa’s help will come at a cost
The Reclaiming Coal investigation involved six months of crunching data from state and federal agencies, coupled with travel across the country
It’s three steps forward and four back as Angela Merkel resumes government in coalition with the social democrats
For centuries, notions of abundant coal have fed China’s sense of its place among the great nations of the world. Now it is being asked to give it up
UN draft report says missing 1.5C warming target will multiply hunger, migration and conflict, but staying under will require unprecedented global cooperation
As the economy surged in 2017, experts are divided over whether emissions stayed flat. It could mean pollution has peaked more than a decade earlier than expected
The movers and shakers at the World Economic Forum warn climate change is a major threat to prosperity, but what are they doing about it?
Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi province, replaced 8,000 petrol-powered taxis with electric vehicles in a single year. What did we learn?
The world’s largest lithium ion battery has brought much needed flexibility to the grid, encouraging other states to follow suit
What a year. Take a virtual world tour of our 21 top stories, from forest diamonds to Fiji-on-the-Rhine climate talks. Yes, Donald Trump makes an appearance
World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim tops the bill at a major climate summit in Paris next Tuesday, but part of the institution is still heavily promoting fossil fuels