Coverage of the High-Level Dialogue on Energy: Working Group on the Energy Transition

The High-Level Dialogue on Energy is the first global gathering on energy under the auspices of the UN General Assembly since the UN Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy in 1981.   Second meeting of the Technical Working Group on the Energy Transition The second meeting of the Technical Working Group on the … Continue reading Coverage of the High-Level Dialogue on Energy: Working Group on the Energy Transition

Coverage of the High-Level Working Group on Finance and Investment

The High-Level Dialogue on Energy is the first global gathering on energy under the auspices of the UN General Assembly since the UN Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy in 1981.   Second meeting of the Technical Working Group on Finance and Investment The second meeting of its Technical Working Group on Finance … Continue reading Coverage of the High-Level Working Group on Finance and Investment

The challenges Britain faces in hosting COP26 in November

Larry Elliott provides a good account of the challenges that Britain faces for ensuring COP26 this November resets global climate policies to ensure that our long-term climate and energy objectives are met. It certainly helps that the US is back but there is no guarantee that the conference will end in success.   If Johnson … Continue reading The challenges Britain faces in hosting COP26 in November

The pledges countries made to reduce emissions as part of the 2015 Paris agreement are woefully inadequate

The commitments to meet our 2015 Paris agreement are simply not enough, according to a new study published this week. The study found that even if countries were to meet their existing pledges, the world has only about a 5 percent chance to limit the Earth’s warming to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius over preindustrial … Continue reading The pledges countries made to reduce emissions as part of the 2015 Paris agreement are woefully inadequate

Some of the challenges for a carbon-neutral energy transition

International trade agreements are important. However, investor-state dispute-settlement provisions are blamed for impeding government action and that can have a negative impact on environmental policies.  An article in The Economist gives a good account of many of the issues at stake.   How some international treaties threaten the environment In use for over six decades, … Continue reading Some of the challenges for a carbon-neutral energy transition

Looking back at the 30 years of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

You probably know colleagues who are involved in the IPCC process that is currently underway. It is a daunting task involving a wide range of experts globally. Marc Hudson, Research Associate in Social Movements at Keele University gives us some background about how things have evolved over the 30 years the process has been underway … Continue reading Looking back at the 30 years of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

International action to make cooling appliances more energy efficient and climate friendly could bring many benefits

Energy-efficient, climate-friendly cooling could prevent up to 460 billion metric tons of GHG emissions over the next 40 years. Tine Stausholm discusses a new report in an article on the r744 website.   Energy Efficient Cooling ‘Critical’ to Reach Climate Goals, UN Report International action to make cooling appliances more energy efficient and climate friendly … Continue reading International action to make cooling appliances more energy efficient and climate friendly could bring many benefits