Massive dump trucks by the Syncrude tar sands upgrader plant in Alberta, Canada. Carbon pollution will cost C$10 a tonne from 2018, rising by C$10 a year to C$50 in 2022. Photograph: Rex Shutterstock
In the News | Dec 12 2016

Eight of 10 provinces have signed deal to implement carbon tax or cap-and-trade markets, says Justin Trudeau.

In the News | Dec 12 2016

As the world moves into an era above the ominous 400 parts per million carbon dioxide threshold, carbon storage and reforestation are becoming even more significant.

Men in a rice field in Vietnam. Photo by: Georgina Smith / CIAT / CC BY-NC-SA
In the News | Dec 08 2016

“Slowly, slow slow.” That, according to World Vision Vietnam national humanitarian and emergency affairs coordinator Duong Van Le, is the way a crippling drought snuck in to wreak havoc on the Mekong Delta from late 2015 to early 2016.

Severe flooding in Carlisle, north-west England, December 2015. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters
In the News | Dec 07 2016

Extreme weather is driving up uninsured losses and insurers must use investments to fund global warming resilience, says study.

| Dec 06 2016

Sea ice off Antarctica and in the Arctic is at record lows for this time of year after declining by twice the size of Alaska in a sign of rising global temperatures, climate scientists say.

Feature Story | Dec 05 2016

With the Paris Agreement in force, 2016 will be remembered as a landmark year for climate action. As the year draws to a close, 115 parties (and counting) have ratified an agreement over two decades in the making and that paves the way for a legally binding commitment to keeping global warming at no more than 2C above pre-industrial levels.

Munduruku Indians demonstrate in front of the offices of the Brazilian ministry of mines and energy in Brasilia. Photograph: Lunae Parracho/REUTERS
In the News | Nov 29 2016

Preventing deforestation is central to curbing carbon emissions – and a case study on the Amazon shows the most cost-effective way of doing it.

In the News | Nov 28 2016

Just four days before the US elections, the Paris Agreement officially became international law after receiving formal sign-off from 55 countries that contribute 55% of global greenhouse-gas emissions.

Feature Story | Nov 23 2016

After 18 months of careful preparations, the formation of a representative Steering Committee consisting of non-state actors and agreement on an initial work plan, civil society leaders and observers to the CIF’s trust fund (TF) committees launched the Stakeholder Advisory Network (SAN) on Climate Finance at COP 22 in Marrakech.

In the News | Nov 21 2016

A group of the countries most at risk from climate change said they would strive to make their energy production 100 percent renewable "as rapidly as possible", as part of efforts to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius.