Red Cross / Red Crescent Dismayed by Fossil Fuel Driven Economic Growth in Asia

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Poor people in Asia are rejecting the great renewable energy opportunity. ‘The world is losing the war on climate change’ 10/08/2018 – by Dr Maarten van Aalst, Director, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre For those of us working on the humanitarian impacts of climate change, last week provided some…

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Google Steps in to Fund United Nations Climate Programmes

Guest essay by Eric Worrall More evidence that taxpayer funds are not required for climate research. UN Environment and Google announce ground-breaking partnership to protect our planet New York, 16 July 2018 – UN Environment and Google announced today a global partnership that promises to change the way we see our planet. Combining environmental science,…

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Children’s Climate Case: Top Economist Urges Painful Switch to Energy Technology Which Does Not Exist

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Don’t mention the “N” word – top economist Joseph Stiglitz has urged the US government to impose economically painful taxes to penalise fossil fuels, to facilitate a switch to renewables and energy efficiency technologies which have not yet been developed. Nobel-Winning Economist to Testify in Children’s Climate Lawsuit Joseph Stiglitz…

U.N. Green Climate Fund chief resigns after disastrous meeting

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) meant to channel billions of dollars to poor nations said it had had a “very difficult and disappointing” meeting ending on Wednesday, in a new setback after US President Donald Trump pulled out US support last year. Australian climate finance expert Howard Bamsey announced he was stepping down as executive director of the GCF at the end of…