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Trump Card: Is America Leaving the UNFCCC?

Kya Lal | November 16th, 2016

Paris may not be dead but the international climate framework hasn’t been Trump-proofed, here’s why.

Back to Business

Forrest Watkins | November 11th, 2016

Attendees were due for a rebound as UN climate negotiations enter into its fourth day in Marrakech. With the previous day being spent digesting the shocking results of the US

Can EU Not?

Vicky F | November 11th, 2016

The best at being the worst? The EU certainly is – having claimed their first Fossil of the Day for COP22. In an astounding suggestion; the EU proposed the utilisation

Adaptation Finance

Su-Kim M | November 10th, 2016

Halfway through the first week of COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco, climate finance has already firmly cemented its place in the list of most-talked-about issues. In the negotiations, countries have discussed

COP22: Steady She Goes

Andres Fuentes | November 8th, 2016

The second day of COP22, the UN climate talks, continued with little fanfare. Unlike previous conferences that were often rife with tension or fireworks, delegates spent the day familiarising themselves

The New Boundaries of Warming

David Gawith | December 12th, 2015

The gavel has dropped on the most significant climate agreement of recent times. The final version of the Paris Agreement has the stated objective of holding the increase in global temperatures

State of Play: Out From The Shadows

Hamish M | December 11th, 2015

Six years, almost to the day, since the failure of the Copenhagen talks, agreement is beginning to emerge in Paris with a deal set to be sealed within hours. Two

Fossil Fuel Lobbyists: Peddling Fantasies in Paris

Holly Dove | December 11th, 2015

While negotiators work hard to deliver a binding climate agreement in Paris this week, there is another group of actors working just as hard to make sure fossil fuels stay