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Students take part in the School Strike 4 Life protest in Sydney, Australia, on Friday. Photograph: Joel Carrett/ EPA

In the latest report card on global progress in addressing the deadly combination of a climate crisis and a related biodiversity crisis, the science d(...)

A handout image issued by the European Space Agency (ESA) of deforestation in Bolivia seen from a satellite. Record amounts of CO2 continue to be pumped into the atmosphere every year so record global temperatures following in tandem should not be a surprise.  Photograph: ESA/PA Wire.

The science is clear: What the world needs to do to confront a rapidly unfolding climate crisis is to halve carbon emissions by 2030, reach net-zero b(...)

Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency.

The gap between rhetoric and action on climate is widening, the head of International Energy Agency (IEA) Fatih Birol has warned. He also said that gl(...)

The IEA have developed a roadmap to ‘ensure the opportunity of net-zero emissions by 2050 is not lost’. File photograph: iStock

Climate pledges by governments to date – even if fully achieved – would fall well short of what is required to bring energy-related carbon dioxide emi(...)

The event will forge a declaration on how to raise global ambition at COP26 with specific recommendations to accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions.   Photograph: iStock

Details have been announced of Irish initiative to lead an international effort “to move beyond ambition” among the world’s largest carbon pollut(...)

US president Joe Biden said millions of good, well-paid jobs would emerge from tackling the climate crisis, including in “fields we haven’t even conceived of yet”. Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Even geopolitical foes can find common ground on combating climate change, US president Joe Biden declared during the closing session of a global summ(...)

Stockpiles of coal  in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Ending the use of coal is paramount, said COP26 president Alok Sharma. Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg

Forcing countries to decarbonise in response to the climate crisis is not the way to go, according to the US government’s climate envoy John Kerry. I(...)

International Energy Agency executive director Fatih Birol: “Tremendous amount” now needs to be done. Photograph: David Sleator

If governments do not put in place sustainable recovery plans post-Covid and deploy clean energy solutions, global carbon emissions risk rebounding a(...)

‘If current expectations for a global economic rebound this year are confirmed . . . .global emissions are likely to increase in 2021,’, IEA says.

Global carbon dioxide emissions rebounded strongly in 2020 and rose above 2019 levels in December with many economies now seeing emissions climbing ab(...)

 Oil rose to the highest in more than a year on Monday after Saudi Arabia expressed optimism that Opec would work out a deal and Russia voiced its support. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

Saudi Arabia, the biggest oil exporter, sees its crude reserves of 266.5 billion barrels lasting 70 more years and hasn’t sought an independent consul(...)

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