The UN secretary-general has outlined the 'increased ambition and commitment' that the world needs from governments during the coming days of the COP25 UN climate change conference which opens in Madrid on Monday, calling for 'accountability, responsibility and leadership' to end the global climate crisis.
Angela Valenzuela and Luisa Naubauer Greta Thunberg –
After more than a year of grim scientific projections and growing activism, world leaders and the public alike are increasingly recognising the severity and urgency of the climate crisis. And yet nothing has been done.
Farhana Haque Rahman –
This year's climate conference was expected to be a Blue COP, with a focus on oceans and greater aid to nations most vulnerable to rising sea levels. But with COP25 in jeopardy after Chile's withdrawal, will the voices of Pacific Islanders be heard?
Frank Rijsberman –
Recently at the United Nations, Greta Thunberg berated world leaders for not doing enough to address the climate crisis. Will world leaders change their ways by the Glasgow climate conference next year? Frank Rijsberman of the Global Green Growth Institute shares his reflections on this year's UN Climate Summit.
Decisions the world's politicians make about carbon emissions over the next 18 months are critical for the survival of life on earth, climate scientists say—and Asia could be where the climate fight is won or lost.
Negotiating tactics by the US and Saudi Arabia forced developing states to give in on their demands for stronger climate action, writes Saleemul Huq of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development.
Zafirah Zein –
We're screwed, claims a government parody ad, as politicians drag their heels on climate change. Taking a shot at the Australian government, the video exposes the absurdity of longstanding political inaction to address the climate crisis and puts out a not-so-subtle call for collective action.
Elga Reyes –
Various female groups and leaders, spearheaded by the UN Women, gathered at the sidelines of the on-going climate conference to highlight the specific consequences of global warming on women, as well as the climate action they can pioneer