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International policy


The Netherlands, Zeewolde, Farms and farmland in Flevopolder. Aerial.

Guest post: Why estimates of the ‘cost’ of climate action are overly pessimistic

The "cost" of cutting greenhouse gas emissions is often used to argue that tackling climate change is expensive. But this provides a skewed image to ... Read More

Guest posts | Mar 21. 2022.
Demonstrators gathered outside the Russian Embassy in London in protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022

Q&A: What does Russia’s invasion of Ukraine mean for energy and climate change?

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is inextricably linked to the global energy crisis. With wholesale gas prices already at extremely high levels, in ... Read More

International policy | Feb 25. 2022.
A woman plants tree on the outskirts of Khartoum, Sudan

Climate-adaptation funds have not reached half of ‘most vulnerable’ nations, study finds

Many countries in Africa and those experiencing armed conflict are struggling to access money set aside to prepare them for climate change, according... Read More

Risk and adaptation | Jan 20. 2022.

Analysis: Why climate-finance ‘flows’ are falling short of $100bn pledge

One of the biggest and most contentious issues in climate politics is the provision of money to help poorer countries cut emissions and protect thems... Read More

International policy | Oct 25. 2021.
Delegates meet online for the first day of negotiations.

UN climate talks: Key outcomes from the June 2021 virtual conference

International climate talks have resumed following an 18-month absence, with diplomats from around the world attempting to negotiate the final rules ... Read More

Policy | Jun 18. 2021.
Red phone box in St Ives, decorated to welcome the G7 summit to Cornwall

Guest post: G7 climate laws ‘cut emissions by 1.3bn tonnes in 2019’

Climate laws implemented by the G7 group of major economies cut their collective carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 1.3bn tonnes (GtCO2) in 2019. T... Read More

Guest posts | Jun 8. 2021.
Factory oil and gas industry

UN: New national climate pledges will only cut emissions ‘by 2%’ over next decade

The latest round of national climate pledges falls “far short of what is required” to achieve the targets set out in the Paris Agreement, accordi... Read More

International policy | Feb 26. 2021.

Analysis: Which countries met the UN’s 2020 deadline to raise ‘climate ambition’?

The end of 2020 marked the moment, under the Paris Agreement’s “ratchet mechanism”, when nations were supposed to formally submit more ambitiou... Read More

International policy | Jan 8. 2021.

UNEP: Net-zero pledges provide an ‘opening’ to close growing emissions ‘gap’

The recent net-zero pledges by major emitting countries and the potential for a “green recovery” from the Covid-19 pandemic “presents the openi... Read More

Emissions | Dec 9. 2020.

Guest post: How the global coronavirus stimulus could put Paris Agreement on track

Around the world, governments have committed more than $12tn to kickstart economies that have been ravaged by the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. ... Read More

Guest posts | Oct 15. 2020.
Aeroplane and aircraft jet trails in the sky.

Guest post: Calculating the true climate impact of aviation emissions

Before the Covid-19 pandemic and its lockdown restrictions, air travel had become an almost unquestioned facet of modern-day life for many affluent n... Read More

Guest posts | Sep 21. 2020.
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