Paris Agreement

Climate Issues at the UN General Assembly

From deadly flooding in Pakistan to the energy crisis and climate justice, the 77th session of the UN General Assembly will have to face climate issues notwithstanding the overarching shadow of war.

Y4C Manifesto

From Youth4Climate to COP26: Ambition Sets Youth and Global Leaders Apart

Bringing youth to the centre of climate negotiations and ensuring meaningful participation was a key concern for the joint UK-Italy Presidency of the COP26. So, how did ideas developed in Milan by 400 young climate leaders reach the negotiating tables and what elements of the Youth4Climate Manifesto made it into the Glasgow Climate Pact?

Glasgow climate pact

Unwrapping The Glasgow Climate Pact

After two weeks of intense negotiations, running 24 hours into overtime, COP26 has come to a close producing the “Glasgow Climate Pact”. Although most global headlines have focused on the last-minute watering down of the Pact – with India imposing a use of the term “phase-down” of coal power instead of the original “phase-out” –  and high income countries failing to make progress on the issue of loss and damage the conference also delivered positive outcomes with commitments to doubling adaptation finance and a push for more ambitious climate pledges by next year.

COP26

COP26: Global Press Review

A press review of the most significant COP26 news stories from around the world. Understanding how newspapers around the world are covering the COP26 in

keep 1.5 alive

COP26: the Latest Attempt to Keep 1.5 Alive

As the crucial COP26 in Glasgow kicks off Parties have two weeks to work on an effective climate action strategy. Keeping a 1.5°C temperature increase within reach, adaptation, finance and collaboration are the key issues at the most important climate summit since the COP21 in Paris.

new insights in climate science

10 Steps into the Future: Where Climate Science Tackles Critical Challenges

Improvements in climate science have a transformational effect on our understanding of environmental criticalities and what it will take to address them. The annual report on new insights in climate science reveals that although climate change indicators are accelerating there is also increasing popular and political momentum for change. 2021 will be a shed water moment if we are to meet the Paris Agreement objectives.

President Biden

The White House Deals with the Climate

The largest climate team ever, a flurry of executive orders, an approach that ties together national security and foreign policy, economic growth and employment. Joe Biden’s new strategy is prompt, clear and straightforward: wasting no time in addressing the climate crisis and making the USA an influential actor in global negotiations once again.

The European Green Deal: Boosting the Economy and Leaving No One Behind

“Moving first and moving fast” to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050: ambitious objectives and an investment plan that will activate over one trillion in new capital flows as well as generating jobs. Not to mention a new Climate Law that has the potential to become the most innovative legal regime in the history of environmental legislation. The European Green Deal illustrated in detail.

COP24 wrap-up

At the U.N. climate summit in Poland, countries agreed upon the Katowice Climate Package, a set of rules for implementing the Paris Agreement. It is the outcome of a complex COP, due to technicalities and difficult international context.  After two weeks and one extra day of tense negotiations, the rulebook to face and contain climate change got the green light.