With fewer than six months to go until the UN climate summit in Paris, it’s worth asking: what’s been achieved in this very significant year for action on climate change? Recent news has certainly been positive, and from unusual suspects.
Articles: climate change policy (30)
In 2011, the Dutch attorney and author of Revolution Justified published on why and how to sue the Dutch government for failing to combat climate change; a year later, the nonprofit Urgenda and 886 citizens said sure, let’s do that. The rest is for the history books—and June 24, 2015 …
A new report released today explains why contemporary climate change policy-making should be characterised as increasingly delusional.
A proposal for reconciling climate reality with political realities.
NYT's Andrew Revkin on American attitudes about climate change and related policy.
The year 2015, however, may turn out to be the year energy policy for renewables finally commits to the financial sector.
Geoengineering has become known as the US government’s “Plan B” response to climate change.
A new report, issued the same day the latest round of global climate negotiations opened in Peru, highlights the fracking industry's slow expansion into nearly every continent, drawing attention not only to the potential harm from toxic pollution, dried-up water supplies and earthquakes, but …
Our relationship to energy needs to change.
The letter summarises why the IPCC’s carbon budgets for a “likely” chance of not exceeding the international community’s 2°C commitment, requires the EU to reduce the emissions from its energy system by 80% by 2030, with complete decarbonisation just a few years later.