Issues / Climate
As global civil society calls for a renewable energy revolution, the U.S. Congress is considering an African energy initiative that leaves the door wide open to fossil fuels.
Two U.S. initiatives to provide Africans with electricity seem likely to lead to large, climate-polluting projects rather than the locally sourced renewable energy rural Africa needs.
The latest UN report on addressing climate change reflects a strong Western bias, but it's the most comprehensive tool we've got.
If the World Bank were serious about bringing energy access to the poor, it would dedicate the majority of its lending to do so.
IPS Fellow Daphne Wysham debates whether the Senate Democrats' all-nighter means that they are serious about tackling global warming.
Will the Green Climate Fund - the UN body tasked with funding the transition to a clean-energy, climate-resilient future in the developing world - invest in fossil fuels?
As the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board prepares to meet in Bali, Oscar Reyes identifies some of the key issues that will shape an institution that is expected to become central in providing international climate finance.
As negotiations at the annual UN climate summit enter their final days, three participants weigh in on what's hot - and what's not - at COP19.
Cap-and-trade offsets with out-of-state or even foreign interests won't help the state meet its goals.
Disasters, inaction, and corporate sponsorship are increasingly desperate realities of the climate talks in Warsaw. IPS guest bloggers highlight the problems associated with these issues, which are rapidly becoming 'normal' at UN climate summits.