Governments endorsed a report that partly blames them for climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a UN body, concluded in a report published today (Aug. 9) that carbon-emitting human activity has caused an unprecedented change in climate patterns whose effects are already being felt, are largely irreversible, and will get worse—the only real question is how much worse. The IPCC has published reports […]

China reacts to the conclusions of the NATO summit

The yearly meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members wrapped up this week (June 14) in Brussels, capping off a busy week of multilateral events that also included the G7 summit in Cornwall, southwest England. It’s an important time for both the G7 and NATO, two institutions with a common mission and considerable overlap […]

Isabel Hilton, the journalist engaging China on climate change

Isabel Hilton is a Scottish-born journalist and founder of China Dialogue, a non-profit website that produces bilingual stories about the environment and climate change in China. She was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2009 for “services to promoting environmental awareness in China.” Hilton’s first exposure to China […]

Climate change is a rare opportunity for the US and China to actually get along

On the heels of a successful visit to China by US climate envoy John Kerry this week, Chinese president Xi Jinping accepted an invitation to take part in a virtual climate summit, hosted by the US and kicking off tomorrow (April 22). A spokesperson for the Chinese government said Xi would make an “important” speech […]