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COP25 was bankrolled by the biggest polluters

by Corporate Accountability This year, COP25 in Madrid is bankrolled by some of Spain’s biggest polluters and others heavily invested and involved in fossil fuels. In addition to their climate crimes, many have been tied to human rights and worker abuses around the globe. Sponsorship not only allows these corporations to wrap themselves in the […]

COP25 Closing Plenary. Sunday 15th 2019

Cop25: What was achieved and where to next?

By Jocelyn Timperley, Climate Home News The annual UN climate talks closed in disappointment on Sunday in Madrid, after two weeks spent trying to hash out a deal. Countries failed to agree on many of the hoped for outcomes, including rules to set up a global carbon trading system and a system to channel new finance to […]

UN climate talks stymied by carbon markets’ ‘ghost from the past’

With the COP25 negotiations failing to agree on carbon market rules, it will be up to the UK to bring the world together at the crucial 2020 summit. By Leslie Hook, Financial Times The UN climate talks that stuttered to a belated and inconclusive close on Sunday in Madrid were undone by a technical issue […]

UNITED IN SCIENCE: High-level synthesis report of latest climate science (Sept 2019)

See this excellent United Nations high level climate science synthesis (Sept 22 2019) of the latest from the advisory group to the UN Climate Action Summit. You can read the press release and summary here.  This is provides the scientific foundation for much more bold action in California– accelerated timelines and more aggressive policies to […]

Higher and further education institutions across the globe declare climate emergency

by UN Environment Today, networks representing more than 7,000 higher and further education institutions from 6 continents announced that they are declaring a Climate Emergency, and agreed to undertake a three-point plan to address the crisis through their work with students. The three-point plan includes: 1. Committing to going carbon neutral by 2030 or 2050 […]

How a 7th-grader’s strike against climate change exploded into a movement

by Sarah Kaplan, Washington Post On the ninth Friday of her strike, 13-year-old Alexandria Villasenor wakes to a dozen emails, scores of Twitter notifications and good news from the other side of the planet: Students in China want to join her movement. Every week since December, the seventh-grader has made a pilgrimage to the United […]

Fossil fuels sponsor the arts, even close to climate talks

by Molly Scott Cato, The Guardian Those attending the COP24 climate negotiations in Katowice, Poland, this week have been greeted by a bizarre sight: an artistic celebration of one of the main fuels responsible for destroying the global climate. Katowice is the centre of Poland’s coal industry, and despite hosting a conference that represents the […]