UNFCCC: Ibrahim Thiaw confirmed as interim UN climate chief

The UN confirmed this morning it has selected UN Convention to Combat Desertification chief Ibrahim Thiaw to temporarily head up the UN climate secretariat when Patricia Espinosa formally steps down from the role next month. In a letter to parties signed up to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) this morning, Espinosa confirmed … Read more

G7 nations pledge to deliver near-zero carbon electricity grids by 2035

Climate ministers of G7 nations have this afternoon pledged to deliver “predominately decarbonised” electricity systems by 2035, while taking “concrete and timely steps” to phase out unabated coal power generation. In a communique published at the close of a three-day Energy and Environment Ministerial meeting in Berlin this week, the world’s largest climate set out … Read more

Closing the 'G20 ambition gap': Why the world's major economies must act now to secure a 1.5C future

G20 nations hold the key to capping temperature rise at safe levels – so it is critical they ramp up their climate ambition ahead of COP27, argues the ECIU’s Gareth Redmond-King Humans emit nearly 60 billion tons of greenhouse gases, annually. In 2015, the world committed to cutting those to arrest global temperature rises at … Read more