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What is CoP26? Here’s how global climate negotiations work and what’s expected from the Glasgow summit

CoP26 will be a complex process, but it’s how international law and institutions can …

UNEP production gap report: Net-zero targets by countries are empty pledges without plans

Governments are planning to produce more than double the production of fossil fuels than …

Why we must ponder on carbon capture technology to reduce GHG emissions

CCS is a technology-driven activity that requires capturing carbon dioxide produced by …

Australia’s top economists back carbon price, say benefits of net-zero outweigh cost

With right settings in place, Australia could become a major producer of zero-emissions …

Agenda for CoP26

Embrace the future, don't erase the reality of climate injustice

We can't stabilise the climate without carbon offsets — so how do we make them work?

Governments should be transparent about the problems of offsetting and move to fix them quickly

Marine heatwaves during winter could have dire impacts on New Zealand fisheries and herald more summer storms

These marine heatwaves can have devastating impacts on ocean ecosystems.

Mexican communities manage their local forests, generating benefits for humans, trees and wildlife

Mobilising community collective action around timber is a market-oriented way to stop …

Arctic sea ice hits its minimum extent for the year — 2 NASA scientists explain what’s driving the overall decline

As the Arctic’s bright ice is replaced by a darker open ocean surface, less of the sun&…

More companies pledge ‘net-zero’ emissions to fight climate change, but what does that really mean?

Some companies take advantage of carbon reductions elsewhere by buying carbon credits; …

The Sundarbans: India must protect the world’s largest delta from a dystopian future, and now

We must get out of ‘beyond disaster response’ mode in the Sundarbans and take …

Bringing woolly mammoths back from extinction might not be such a bad idea — ethicists explain

Mammoth-like creatures could help restore this ecosystem by trampling shrubs, knocking over …

When climate crisis meets human rights conundrum: Decoding death curves of environment, land avengers

As many as 1,539 environment, land right defenders were killed between 2012 and 2020  &…

How climate change contributed to Madagascar’s food crisis

Madagascar is on the brink of experiencing the world’s first climate change famine. …

Wildfire burn scars can intensify and even trigger thunderstorms, leading to catastrophic flooding. Here’s how

Lack of vegetation, reduced soil moisture and lower surface albedo contribute to the …

Out of Africa flashback: Is the world witnessing a migration wave due to lack of water?

Dry spells account for up to one-tenth of the increase in world migration

Climate crisis putting a billion children at ‘extremely high risk,’ warns new UN report

Almost half of the world’s children are seriously threatened by the rapidly …

Climate change is an infrastructure problem: Map of electric vehicle chargers shows one reason why

Uneven, limited charging infrastructure is a major roadblock to rapid electrification of …

Catch the rain, fix water crisis: How Odisha leads by example

Odisha has deveoped 12,000 rainwater harvesting structures to facilitate water conservation …

Climate emergency: It is time to prepare for severe floods that will hit South Asia

Models show that for a 3°C rise in mean temperature, number of people annually affected …

IPCC Report: Joining forces and using indigenous knowledge could avert disaster

In its first major climate report since 2013, the IPCC offers its starkest warning yet: …

Chennai needs an adaptive governance model to tackle climate change risks

Chennai needs continuous efforts to build the capacity of communities as well as existing …