• US Republicans plan legislation to counter Biden’s climate summit and Paris Agreement reentrance

    • Date: 09/04/21
    • The Washington Examniner

    House Republicans plan to unveil legislation in the coming weeks designed to set parameters for President Joe Biden’s reengagement in the Paris climate agreement he just rejoined. The bill will be part of a package of climate legislation House Republicans aim to roll out to counter a virtual climate summit event the Biden administration is hosting […]

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  • China reveals co-operation with European Union on green finance

    • Date: 07/04/21
    • Financial Times

    China’s central bank has revealed that it is co-operating with the European Union to converge green investment taxonomies across the two markets, aiming to implement a jointly recognised classification system for the environmental credentials for businesses by the end of this year. Yi Gang, the governor of the People’s Bank of China, said at the China Development Forum […]

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  • Biden’s Green Deal faces backlash from US states

    • Date: 04/04/21
    • Financial Times

    Republican-led state capitols are considering bills that would punch holes in President Joe Biden’s green revamp of the US electricity system by promoting fossil fuels or piling costs on to renewable energy. The proposed legislation reverses a dynamic that played out over the past four years, when lawmakers in states controlled by Democrats moved to […]

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  • Paris agreement jeopardised by failure of climate finance

    • Date: 01/04/21
    • The National

    A lack of financing risks scuppering the ambitious but vital climate goals agreed in Paris in 2015, leading officials warned. Alok Sharma, the president of the 2021 UN climate conference known as Cop26, said not enough was being done to commit to a net zero-emissions world and said we face an “apocalyptic future” unless action […]

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  • Net Zero agenda faltering: ‘Pie in the sky’:

    • Date: 01/04/21
    • GWPF & BBC News

    As India castigates the West’s Net Zero agenda ‘pie in the sky’ and developing nations are demanding hundred of $billions in support, the Net Zero agenda is at risk of faltering. Yesterday, Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan warned that COP26 will end in failure without hundreds of billions in annual support from the rich West. […]

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  • India unlikely to commit to Net Zero emissions target

    • Date: 31/03/21
    • OilPrice.com

    Despite growing international pressure, India is unlikely to commit to carbon neutrality by 2050, government officials have told Reuters. Expecting strong energy demand growth in the coming decades and even to outpace China as the world’s largest energy growth driver at some point this decade, India is not willing to bind itself to a hard deadline […]

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  • China warns Boris & Biden: Cave to our demands or forget about your climate agenda

    • Date: 31/03/21
    • GWPF & BBC News

    In a shot across the bow China has sent out a clear message to Boris Johnson and Joe Biden: cave in to our demands or forget about your climate agenda. A critical meeting on climate change, organised by the UK, appears to be the latest victim of an ongoing row with China. Ministers from around […]

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  • African countries deem EU carbon border levy ‘protectionist’

    • Date: 26/03/21
    • EurActiv

    Some African countries consider the EU’s planned carbon border adjustment mechanism to be “protectionist”. That was the upshot of a conference organised by the French government on Tuesday (23 March), where the challenges such a mechanism would cause developing countries were discussed.  According to Youba Sokona, vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), […]

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