The 'Fit for 55' package announced by the European Commission should be taken as a starting point for ambitious climate action. The European Parliament and EU member states must build on it, not delay its adoption or water down the proposals.
More and more jurisdictions are introducing carbon taxes – but continuing to allow oil company tax avoidance reveals only a half-hearted commitment to the energy transition.
The EU's 'Fit for 55' package is an opportunity to make climate action more effective by bringing clean energy and circular economy policies closer together, to reduce both greenhouse gas emissions and waste.
Blistering heatwaves, crippling drought and catastrophic wildfires – abnormal is the new normal in California. Weaning the state off fossil fuels will help tackle these interlinked threats.
Campaigners worry climate change denial is festering unchecked on social media. But evidence suggests posts showing people the positive role they can play in the energy transition are more impactful.
The climate change votes at the AGMs of ExxonMobil and Chevron mark a tipping point for shareholder concern about climate change. Expect more votes, in more sectors, and soon.
Bumping up EU climate decisions to national leaders might seem like recognition of the urgency to act, but in reality it may slow down Europe’s energy transition.
The International Energy Agency's net-zero emissions pathway urges policymakers to begin banning the sale of new fossil fuel boilers and furnaces in 2025. Governments should not wait that long.
The net-zero road map published this week by the International Energy Agency shows a way forward to a new, cleaner world in line with the Paris Agreement, but the task ahead is massive and companies need to make radical change today.
Research suggests little conflict between stemming biodiversity loss and a massive buildout of renewables, but opinions differ widely over the use of forests, and over-simplistic decisions about the role of wood in the energy transition must be avoided.
Donald Trump’s hostility to clean energy and aversion to internationalism damaged the US’s standing on the global stage. With sufficient ambition, Joe Biden can reassert US leadership at this week’s climate summit.
Climate action and the energy transition are, along with Covid-19, top of the global political and economic agenda. Now is the time to focus on existing solutions that will benefit people and the planet.