COP27: What are Global Leaders Saying at the UN Climate Summit 2022?

UN Secretary-General Guterres calls out on the fossil fuel sector in at COP27 Finance Day, saying that "using bogus net-zero pledges to cover up massive fossil fuel expansion is reprehensible."

COP27: Leaders Call For Rapid Climate Finance

In a year when $100bn has been mobilised to help Ukraine defend itself from Russia’s attack, the lack of climate and development finance will seem galling to many in the developing world. UN Secretary General Guterres is calling for a "climate solidarity pact" and urging G20 leaders to agree to debt-swaps or similar mechanisms for middle-income countries battling the high costs of climate impacts.

COP27: Loss and Damage On COP Agenda For First Time

While loss and damage has made it to the agenda for COP27, it is still just an agenda item and not a deal. Further challenges lie ahead.

Australia: Carbon Emissions, Pacific Island Nations and COP27

Australia’s carbon emissions and controversial stance on fossil fuels have put it in a sticky situation with Pacific Island nations. Will the world’s sixth largest country demonstrate climate leadership at COP27 and help save the Pacific’s fragile states?

What Is India’s COP27 Agenda?

Fed up with paying the price for the damage it didn’t cause, India’s COP27 participation will largely focus on securing compensation for climate change impacts. The country has even set this as a condition for delivering on its climate commitments. Could India finally get climate justice for itself and other developing nations?

Can Australia Finally Tackle Climate Change?

Australia's relationship with climate change action has been a complicated story. However, the conversation is shifting from Australia's lagging progress to one of the countries potentially becoming a clean energy superpower.

Fossil Fuel Advertising Ban: The Cities Taking the Lead

Cities are coming together on fossil fuel advertising bans globally in an effort to promote decarbonisation and discourage greenwashing.

Climate Displacement in Asia Has Begun

Asia's climate displacement is already underway as extreme weather events from climate change affect the region. A swift response is a must.

Hydropower in Indian Himalayas: A Ticking Time Bomb

Hydropower in the Himalayas is a significant source of clean energy in India. Yet, large tracts of the region are unsuitable for industrial projects due to geological instability, climate change impacts on water sources and now more frequent extreme weather events.

A Push For Loss and Damage Finance at COP27

Loss and damage severely threaten the human rights of affected people, communities and future generations in vulnerable countries. Loss and damage is a climate justice issue. It is causing unprecedented human suffering around the world. This is a strong enough reason for developed countries to act, and COP27 will be the best stage to bring this to the forefront.

National Oil Companies Could Derail Carbon Targets

Although they hold significant influence, national oil companies have been among the slowest movers in the global energy transition. While a few companies have set impressive targets to reduce emissions, oil and gas exploration continues at the same pace, and production is increasing. Will their actions ever match their promises?

How To Improve Indoor Air Quality – 7 Effective Ways

There are a complex and broad array of air pollutants, which make indoor air pollution a challenging global issue to tackle. However, there are some actions we can each take to directly improve our immediate air quality, like increasing building ventilation. Additionally, increasing education on sources of air pollution will help make a societal change in the communities that most need it.

More Cities Are Banning Natural Gas In Homes: But Why?

Natural gas produces a range of pollutants associated with health issues and climate change. As a result, cities are starting to consider banning natural gas infrastructure in new buildings. So far, US cities are leading the charge, but there has been significant pushback from major natural gas companies.

Gas Prices in India: Hurting Women and the Poor

Soaring gas prices across the globe could have deadly consequences for India’s low-income households who are already struggling to afford their basic needs.

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