RTCC logo

Policy

UN climate proposals show huge work to do on 2015 deal

ANALYSIS: Submissions on a UN climate treaty are starting to flood in – and they show just how many differences remain

Comment & Analysis, Policy
Britain must emulate US shale gas success - House of Lords

NEWS: UK government lawmakers call for UK to simplify legislation to make way for fracking industry

Policy
Ukraine crisis should boost renewables, says G7

NEWS: G7 energy security meeting focuses on renewables, but also pushes for new fossil fuel supplies and infrastructure

Policy
Support builds for global carbon price at Abu Dhabi Ascent

NEWS: World Bank and Al Gore call for ‘polluter pays’ principle to be implemented across global economy

Policy
Marshall Islands primed for climate survival fight

INTERVIEW: Foreign minister Tony de Brum tells RTCC he’s determined to stop his islands sinking beneath the waves

Policy
UN climate veteran confident 2015 summit won't echo Copenhagen

INTERVIEW: Deputy chief Richard Kinley says intensive diplomacy from world’s major carbon polluters could pay off in Paris

Policy
Carbon cuts for 2015 should not be determined by 2C target, says Russia

NEWS: Moscow submission stresses need for developed and developing countries to contribute tougher emission reductions by 2015

Policy
UK and Japan outline plans for climate cooperation

NEWS: No news on Japan’s 2015 climate target, as countries reveal new joint research in energy sector

Policy
Sweden delays $45m Green Climate Fund contribution

NEWS: Slow progress in setting up UN-backed funding mechanism causes confidence to dip to a new low

Business, Policy
Adaptation funding must be driven by local communities, say experts

NEWS: Kathmandu Declaration signed by scientists, civil society and developing country envoys calls for new adaptation focus

Living, Policy
US Supreme Court backs rule to limit coal pollution

NEWS: Court decision upholds rule to limit cross-state pollution, in major victory for Obama administration

Policy
Ministers to discuss 'bold' climate pledges at UN Abu Dhabi summit

NEWS: Al Gore and Tony Blair are among those gathering at Abu Dhabi Ascent next week, ahead of Ban Ki-moon climate summit

Policy
Alex Salmond: Scotland will lead on climate change

NEWS: As Scotland heads into independence referendum, First Minister promises to take a lead on tackling climate change

Policy
US-China climate talks making progress, say envoys

NEWS: Chinese and US lead negotiators Xie Zhenhua and Todd Stern says talks on climate treaty are progressing well

Policy
China emissions peak key to UN climate deal, says Hedegaard

INTERVIEW: China’s emissions growth matters “to the whole world”, says EU climate commissioner during Chinese visit

Policy
Australia slashes emission penalties in new climate plan

NEWS: 130 companies liable for carbon pollution penalties under Direct Action Plan, which opens with A$1.55 billion budget

Business, Policy
Ireland outlines low-carbon transition plans with new climate bill

NEWS: Ireland’s climate change bill establishes advisory climate body and commits government to five-year reports

Policy
Australia's climate policies on verge of meltdown

NEWS: Tony Abbott’s ‘direct action’ policy could fail to pass Senate, leaving country’s carbon cutting plans in limbo

Policy
Carter slams Koch brothers for funding climate denial

NEWS: Climate debate skewed by “uncontrollable” donations from vested interests, says former US president

Policy
UN releases 'multiple choice' of options for 2015 climate deal

NEWS: Released document outlines various pathways towards global carbon cutting package due to be agreed in Paris

Policy