The Three Seas Initiative between countries in the east of Europe remains, with US support, focused on gas. Switching its attention to renewables would avoid stranded assets and boost technological, industrial and economic transformation, writes Julian Popov from the European Climate Foundation.
Under a new plan announced at Joe Biden's climate summit, the US will double its spending on international climate finance to $5.7bn by 2024.
Data reveals that wealthy countries are continuing to pour money into fossil fuel projects in Africa and the Middle East, despite commitments to decarbonise under the Paris Agreement.
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.
The EU wants “a quick agreement” with the US on methane emissions. Joe Biden should accept the offer to help assemble a global coalition of countries to slash methane pollution.
Accession talks between the EU and Turkey have well and truly stalled, but trying to work more closely together on clean energy could benefit both sides, and help take fossil fuels offline.
The European Commission had an opportunity to put its money where its mouth is on making free trade compatible with climate goals – but the strategy unveiled this month is not a game changer.
The EU has big climate plans. With the right frameworks in place, neighbouring Ukraine could help Europe achieve its vision.
Joe Biden will need to engage with the question of investor lawsuits to keep his clean energy plans on track.
Eastern European leaders frequently hinder climate negotiations in Brussels, but this attitude is damaging their development as well as efforts to tackle climate change.
Investor-state dispute settlements could allow fossil fuel investors to slow government plans.
2020 could go down as the landmark year in the transformation to a cleaner world – but this requires us all to think bigger, bolder and riskier in the decade ahead, argues Andrew Higham, CEO of the Mission 2020 climate change campaign.