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UN climate chief Figueres calls coal industry's 'clean coal' bluff

Blog entry by Lauri Myllyvirta | 18 November, 2013

In probably the most blatant attempt at subversion in the history of the international climate negotiations, the Polish economic ministry has teamed up with the coal industry to host a summit to promote coal during this year's top...

How do we translate China’s policy shift on air pollution into progressive climate...

Blog entry by Li Shuo | 9 November, 2013

Air pollution presents an opportunity to revisit China’s high emission growth path. In the upcoming Warsaw negotiation, delegates need to prepare ground for further action from China. Over the last year, air pollution has become,...

Poland to Coaland with no public support

Blog entry by Maciej Muskat | 12 November, 2013 1 comment

Does anyone remember a referendum on whether Poland should block EU efforts to stop climate change? How about whether Poland should hold the climate negotiations hostage by blocking the EU from being constructive and committing to...

Climate change: solutions within our grasp

Blog entry by Stephanie Tunmore | 23 September, 2013 2 comments

What’s up with climate change? Has it stopped yet, as some newspapers suggested? Nope, sorry. It’s still galloping ahead. And next week we’ll hear exactly how fast, and what it will mean for our possible futures, as the world’s...

A future of extremes?

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 16 January, 2013 16 comments

The world's journalists have been jostling and vying with each other to describe and witness the stunning, but also deadly, extreme weather that has gripped the planet in recent months. The focus has often been the tumbling of...

Victory! Italy decides to quit coal by 2025

Blog entry by Giuseppe Onufrio | 31 October, 2017 2 comments

It began in December 2006. It was a foggy day at the Porto Tolle - a large power plant in the Northern Adriatic - which the Italian utility giant, Enel, was planning to convert into a new coal plant. 35 activists from Italy, UK, Poland...

Clean air doesn't come to those who wait

Blog entry by Zhang Kai | 22 January, 2015 7 comments

"One thing that fascinated and shocked me the most was the fact that even on smoggy days, people still lived their lives as usual," said Chinese film director Jia Zhangke last week as the air outside in Beijing was a thick, soupy grey.

Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what's wrong in India

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | 31 July, 2014 1 comment

It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified. The arrests...

The Dirtiest Ark

Blog entry by Arin de Hoog | 4 July, 2014

People tend to forget that coal’s reach goes far beyond the place where it is mined. How its harmful emissions don’t just reach across the sky, but its product also moves across our oceans and seas. The World Coal Association ...

How Germany is revolutionising its energy system. And who's standing in the way.

Blog entry by Karsten Smid | 9 April, 2014 6 comments

As the UN climate panel meets in Berlin this week to finalise its report on options for combating climate change, here's how Germany is rising to the challenge. Rapidly reduce your reliance on coal? AND phase out nuclear power at...

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