• 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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  • Most companies not serious about Net Zero

    • Date: 23/03/21
    • The Times

    Most businesses need to improve the credibility of their Net Zero targets and their plans for meeting them to avoid accusations of “greenwashing” More than a fifth of the world’s biggest public companies have made commitments to cut their emissions to “net zero”, according to a study. However, most businesses need to go further to […]

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  • Green Europe in terminal decline as ‘demographic winter’ grows icier

    • Date: 15/03/21
    • The Times

    European countries fear that their “demographic winter” will grow icier still as a result of a slump in births linked to the pandemic and anguish over an uncertain future. The fall has been particularly acute in southern Europe, raising concerns for health and pension systems that were already under pressure. The figures emerging refute widespread […]

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  • US and EU search for China strategy after being snubbed

    • Date: 10/03/21
    • Politico

    The first European trip by US climate envoy John Kerry sparks a joint effort to get China to cut its emissions. “Together, we can move mountains,” EU Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans said while standing alongside U.S. climate envoy John Kerry. If only they could move China. That’s the problem the pair confronted during a […]

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