Major economies are promising new 2030 climate goals, but will they deliver?

A wave of updated national climate action plans is now expected ahead of the COP27 Climate Summit, but countries are still resisting calls to ramp up climate finance pledges A high-profile meeting hosted by the US last week saw a number of the world’s biggest emitting countries announce plans to enhance their 2030 climate goals. … Read more

Progress and disappointment: Bonn Conference kicks off new era for global climate talks, but same old stand-offs persist

Fortnight-long meeting has made progress on a number of technical issues, but disagreements over climate finance are now set to dominate the COP27 Climate Summit The latest Bonn Climate Conference came to a close yesterday after two weeks of intense talks, simultaneously marking both the end of one era and the beginning of another for … Read more

Reports: Alok Sharma in running for UN Climate Chief post

COP26 President Alok Sharma could replace Patricia Espinosa as the UN’s top climate change official, after reports emerged that the former Business Secretary had been approached to sound out his interest in applying for the high profile role. The Guardian reported yesterday that Sharma is understood to have been approached about whether he would be … Read more

Bonn Conference kicks off with plea for nations to deliver on Glasgow Climate Pact promises

Hundreds of Ministers and diplomats from around the world are gathering in Bonn, Germany, this week for the annual UN Climate Change Conference at the headquarters of the UN’s climate secretariat in a bid to “lay the groundwork” for this autumn’s COP27 Climate Summit in Egypt . Officially opening the talks yesterday, UN Climate Change … Read more