'Undemocratic': Greta Thunberg raises alarm over Covid impact on COP26 Climate Summit

One of world’s highest profile climate activists suggests further postponement of crucial Climate Summit may be required, but warns any delay must not impact climate action Greta Thunberg has said she does not currently plan to attend the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow later this year amid concerns over the impact of Covid-19 on attendance […]

Not an April Fools: Green economy incredulous over Nigel Farage's new green finance job

In his first non-political role, the former UKIP and Brexit Party leader has been hired as the first member of the advisory board for carbon offsetting business Dutch Green Business Group Green campaigners and clean energy experts have expressed shock at the appointment of broadcaster, former politician, and long-time critic of climate action Nigel Farage […]

Why Are Young People Energized about Climate?

Over the past couple of years, young people have led an extraordinary groundswell of grassroots climate activism, making their voices heard everywhere from local rallies to congressional hearings to the most important international conferences of our day. They’ve attained a hard-earned seat at the table and, rightfully so, are there to stay. This explosion in […]

How stalling growth hurts the planet

Some environmentalists and economists are pushing for “degrowth” — stabilizing or even shrinking the economy — to avert environmental catastrophe. The big picture: Degrowthism may seem like the only reasonable response to the climate challenges we face, but the experience of enforced economic shrinking during the pandemic indicates the pain would outweigh the benefits — […]

In Germany, the energy transition continues

Published March 15, 2021 Germany’s decades-long effort to wean itself from fossil fuel energy might fittingly be viewed in terms of the country’s favorite sport. Like its often dominating national men’s soccer team, Germany has been a world leader in the ambition of its climate change policies since the 1990s, setting one challenging target after […]