International treaties

Good news: ozone treaty delays ice-free Arctic by 15 years

The 1987 Montreal Protocol has delayed the first ice-free Arctic summer – a major milestone for climate change – by…

Is the tide turning for Australia’s fossil fuel exports?

In the 2022–2023 financial year, Australia is forecast to earn A$464bn ($302bn) from resource and energy exports, according to the…

Explainer: who is responsible for the world’s CO₂ emissions?

There is no single way to measure which country globally is responsible for the most carbon dioxide emissions. One approach…

EU and US politicians call for the removal of Al Jaber as COP28 president

More than 100 members of the US Congress and the European Parliament have signed a letter calling for the UN…

Opinion: US-EU deal could help create US jobs and global prosperity

Two hallmark accomplishments of the Biden administration are: passing historic climate legislation and shoring up cross-Atlantic solidarity in the wake…

The coal-reliant countries that are most ambitious in their commitment to net zero

Coal is both the most polluting fossil fuel and the largest source of global electricity generation. Coal accounted for 36%…

Will Paraguay’s elections usher in a new era for the Itaipú dam?

In the heart of South America, Brazilians and Paraguayans point to a stretch of the Paraná river known as ‘Itaipú’,…

Ostend summit’s windy words mask deeper divisions

Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and the UK signed the Ostend Declaration at a North Sea…

Weekly data: China coal imports hit a high but not from Australia

In January 2023, four major Chinese coal importers resumed purchases of coal from Australia, after China ended its unofficial ban…

Why decisive OECD action could be the death knell for fossil fuels

The OECD – or Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – is a group of 38 countries that collectively make…