As the traditional UN pathway to an agreement on climate change has proven intractable and largely ineffective, the climate movement has grown louder and more aggressive, Cunningham writes. But can history offer a lesson in forging a global compact on energy and environment issues?
Western sanctions on Russia are forcing international energy firms to rethink or even suspend plans for oil and gas projects in Russia. The most recent round of sanctions over the Ukraine crisis also severely limits Russian energy companies’ access to Western financing and technology in support of developing energy resources.
When it comes to new oil and gas frontiers, today it’s all about Africa, Stafford writes. More specifically, it’s all about the eastern coast, with Kenya the clear darling of an emerging oil industry.
... It comes from private industry. Government action is critical, but businesses are increasingly active leaders in addressing climate change, Holland writes, and are making their voices heard during climate week. That could signal a real turning point for climate action.
At a UN Climate Summit in New York Tuesday, President Obama said the US was beginning to take action to fight climate change, but must do more. Mr. Obama called on the international community to make strong commitments on clean energy ahead of next year's climate talks in Paris.
The 1987 Montreal Protocol, which banned the production of 100 chemicals, is having an impact. Scientists expect full recovery of Earth's ozone layer by midcentury.
At Tuesday's UN Climate Summit in New York, the leaders of two major carbon emitters are taking a rain check. Why it's unfair to interpret their absence as a rejection of efforts to curb global emissions.
At Tuesday's UN climate change summit, President Obama will push world leaders to pledge ambitious emissions targets and environmental protections to combat climate change – even as Republicans and some Democrats in Congress hope to upend his clean energy goals at home.
As a part of Climate Week events, hundreds of demonstrators gathered in lower Manhattan's financial district to warn that climate change is destroying Earth. The organizers of #FloodWallStreet said the sit-in aimed to disrupt business in the financial district by targeting 'corporate polluters and those profiting from the fossil fuel industry.'
Climate activists on Monday planned to flood Wall Street to protest what they say is corporate and economic institutions' role in the climate crisis. It comes a day after hundreds of thousands of activists participated in the People's Climate March through Manhattan warning that climate change is destroying the Earth.
The People's Climate March drew hundreds of thousands from around the world for what organizers are calling the largest climate march in history; Global energy largely welcomed Scotland's decision to stick with the UK; Big oil finds in Kenya puts it at the center of an East African energy boom. Catch up with the People's Climate March and the latest in global energy with Recharge.
Japan could restart its first two nuclear reactors next month after the nationwide shutdown in 2011 after the Fukushima disaster. But nearly 60 percent of Japanese oppose the restart.
UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres is a long distance runner and constant traveler who calls wherever she is "home." Here is a thumbnail profile.
How UN climate change chief Christiana Figueres became a fierce crusader to lower Earth's thermostat. A visceral connection to the planet – from the now-extinct golden toads of her childhood in the Costa Rican jungle to shrinking glaciers – moves her to tears.