• The farcical climate ‘fact-checkers’ who don’t check facts

    • Date: 26/02/21
    • Andrew Montford, The Conservative Woman

    This car crash of a ‘fact-check’ allows us to see that misrepresentation and deception have become the tool-in-trade of the internet fact-checker.  LAST week, an organisation called Climate Feedback attempted what it claimed was a factcheck of an article James Delingpole had written about a report we at the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) had published a few days earlier.   The […]

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  • EU falling short on 2030 climate target

    • Date: 18/02/21
    • Bloomberg

    The EU’s current CO2 emissions trajectory is significantly off course to hit the 55% target Europe will need to accelerate the pace of its energy transition and expand the region’s carbon market to reach an ambitious emissions reduction goal by 2030. The European Union is currently on track to deliver emissions cuts of 46% on 1990 levels […]

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  • ‘New protectionism’: Australia to fight Boris Johnson’s carbon border tax

    • Date: 13/02/21
    • The Sydney Morning Herald

    Australia will push back against Britain’s bid to use the world’s most exclusive leaders’ summit to establish climate tariffs, arguing the sanctions would be a new form of “protectionism” designed to shield local industries from free trade. The issue could come to a head at the G7 summit in Britain in June, which Prime Minister […]

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  • US Democrats fear Biden’s climate policies may backfire

    • Date: 08/02/21
    • Financial Times

    Prospect of electoral backlash in Texas and New Mexico over president’s drilling moratorium US President Joe Biden’s moratorium on drilling on federal lands has prompted lawmakers within his own party to warn that the policy threatens jobs and local budgets in states dependent on fossil fuels. The opposition in states such as Texas and New […]

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  • Climate change: EU goes soft on China in hopes of a climate ‘partnership’ as Western alliance disintegrates

    • Date: 05/02/21
    • Politico

    The EU and the US take different approaches to linking human rights and climate with China. The EU is proclaiming a “good partnership” with China on climate issues, made smoother by avoiding mention of the country’s human rights record. It’s not so easy for the U.S., which was slapped down by China last week as […]

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  • Why the Paris Agreement will be another UN climate flop

    • Date: 05/02/21
    • BloombergNEF

    Of the top 20 global CO2 emitters, not a single one is hitting its climate goals as outlined under the Paris Agreement, according to data from the Climate Action Tracker. G20 countries’ climate policies fail to comply with Paris Agreement promises With just nine months to go until the critical next round of international climate talks, […]

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  • China uses climate change to threaten Joe Biden administration

    • Date: 03/02/21
    • Newsweek

    China is using climate change as a bargaining chip to gain President Joe Biden’s acceptance of its “irreconcilable” policies in Xinjiang and elsewhere, according to a leading think tank researcher. During his campaign, Biden reiterated his intention to work with Beijing on matters of common interest, such as addressing global warming and the proliferation of nuclear […]

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  • New Cold War threatens to sink international climate efforts

    • Date: 30/01/21
    • SupChina

    Beijing rejects idea of climate as ‘standalone issue’ in U.S.-China relations China is not eager to appear friendly with the U.S., despite the change of leadership in Washington. As the Trump administration concluded a marathon run of speeches denouncing Chinese communists and announcements of tough-on-China policies right through to its final days, expectations dimmed that the Biden administration […]

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