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Covid puts green energy in a coma

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted governments’ plans to flatline the upward trajectory of global warming

Covid-19 brings South Africa’s daily carbon emissions down by 20%

With the nearly two-month grinding the economy to a halt as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, carbon emissions globally have dropped to 2006 levels

Only 1.4% of cars made are electric

In the face of the climate emergency, it is critical for investors to show companies the path to follow

Climate models update: It’s hotter than we thought

Scientists using new climate models say a bigger heat rise than expected is possible by the end of the century

Why is climate change’s 2°C of warming limit so important?

Where did that limit come from, and what if we miss it?

COP24 ignores dire climate warnings

The climate conference delivered a rulebook but nations failed to pledge to do more to cut emissions

Costa Rica shows us how

The country’s successful reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is an example that needs to be followed

The IPCC’s latest climate report on 1.5°C holds implications for African countries

The continent will have to chart its own way, not following the examples of Europe and North America, if it is to reach its targets

One and a half degrees to crisis

"Political crisis in the West means work to reduce carbon emissions has taken a back seat"

A futuristic look: global warming heats up the planet

We knew that 2017 was the year to put the brakes on activities that cause global warming, but we didn’t do enough – welcome to the future.

Climate change is a ‘medical emergency’

The impacts of climate change will reverse decades of progress on improving world health and will be keenly felt by children, writes Sipho Kings.

UN climate official resigns over sexual harassment claims

Rajendra Pachauri has denied any wrongdoing, and claims that his email account and cellphone were hacked.

Climate: May, June 2014 the hottest months since 1880

As May and June were globally the hottest in recorded history, the UN's climate change body latest report says humans are driving global warming.

IPCC report: Climate change will be ‘irreversible’

Climate change is already affecting lives and will have catastrophic impacts if carbon emissions are not lowered now, warns the UN's climate body.

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