Fossil fuel financing from the world’s 60 largest banks has reached USD $4.6 trillion in the six years since the adoption of the Paris Agreement, with $742 billion in fossil fuel financing in 2021 alone. Banks continue to fund...
"Now can we talk about the war and how it relates to climate work," asks a March 25 email to 350.Org group leaders. The US-EU LNG deal to cut Russian gas is troubling for the climate. Doubling down on...
The 2018 IPCC Report stated emphatically that coal-fired power production worldwide must be reduced by 78% by 2030 to keep the world on a 1.5°C pathway. The more recent IEA NetZero by 2050 report confirms that no new coal...
"The political will for painful choices is evaporating fast...turns out the world was right to be skeptical,” Bloomberg writes about expectations coming out of the Glasgow COP26 climate summit. (The following post by Mitchell Beer was previously published in The...
In October of 2020, Vancouver became the first city in the world to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty (FFNPT). Then in 2021, Barcelona, Los Angeles, Sydney, Toronto, Bonn, Glasgow, Dhulikhel in Nepal, 7 cities in Costa Rica and...
We Canadians have the dubious honour of being a world leader in financing fossil fuels and  the worst offender of all G20 nations. Just prior to the COP26 summit, a new report – Past Last Call: G20 public finance...
"The federal government has repeatedly told the public that Canada can be a climate leader while continuing to have a thriving oil and gas sector. In reality, Canadian oil and gas companies have released a range of complex, misleading...
Five countries are accelerating the climate emergency according to the The Fossil Fuelled 5 report which "examines five wealthy nations—the US, Canada, Norway, Australia and the UK—that have a widening gap between their rhetoric on climate action and their...
In its post-COP26 analysis, Carbon Brief presents an in-depth summary of all the key outcomes in Glasgow. It provides an overview of the summit, looks at formal negotiations around the COP and the road to COP27. This post consists...
Words matter! Words are important because they reveal intent and are often predictors of actions to follow. But what is even more important are the "missing words".The purpose of COP26—and the previous 25 COPs—is presumably to tackle climate change...