Far from tackling climate change, nuclear power is an expensive distraction whose safety is threatened by wildfires and floods, experts say.
This year’s annual UN climate conference, COP25 in Madrid, became the longest on record when it concluded after lunch on Sunday, following more than two weeks of fraught negotiations. It had been scheduled to wrap up on Friday.
Missed opportunities for tough action on the climate emergency mean emissions cuts must be much faster, UN warns.
Emissions from energy, industry, transport, buildings and agriculture in G20 nations all rose in 2018, despite most having both the technical expertise and economic incentives to lower them, a major report has concluded.
By 2050 two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities, and that infrastructure could be the key to managing the climate crisis, if we act now.
BANGKOK, Thailand, Oct 1 2019 (IPS) - Last week, world leaders gathered at the United Nations in New York for the Climate Action Summit. Their goal was simple: to increase ambition and accelerate action in the face of a mounting climate emergency.
[BANGKOK] Asia’s dependence on coal is completely at odds with the Paris Agreement to combat climate change, a UN official warned, as experts from the region met in Bangkok (2–6 September) to find ways to intensify efforts to stem global warming.
As China looks to develop its 14th Five-Year Development Plan, the country has a great opportunity to shift toward a higher-quality and lower-carbon economic development strategy. While China has a relatively high annual GDP growth rate compared with the rest of the world, that growth has been slowing.
Make no mistake - the top headlines in the mainstream press this week around Australia, climate change and energy are not positive. What has been described from many quarters both within the country and from the international community speak of a dereliction of responsibility at the top level in favour of short term economic gain and the politics of coal.
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