Days after the Paris climate agreement came into force it is already under threat of falling apart. U.S. president-elect Donald Trump pledged during his campaign to back out of the deal. The long-standing climate-change denier also said that the U.S. would not put any money toward international climate change deals, threatening the $100 billion fund established by the U.N. to support developing countries.
The Paris Agreement to limit global warming comes into force today. The world has three years to get its act together and reduce carbon emissions, the U.N. warned. If nothing changes, the deal to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels is useless.
While the high-profile controversy over the Dakota Access pipeline has incited support for indigenous land rights in the U.S., the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s experience is one of many similar fights around the world.
From floods to drought – there’s no reprieve for Sri Lanka. Unfortunately, it will only get worse with climate change, unless the government commits to some immediate improvements.
The carbon dioxide (CO2) levels reached historic levels by surpassing 400 parts per million in 2015. This year it’s even higher and not going down anytime soon.
The international community hammered out a deal to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons over the weekend. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry celebrated it as a “monumental step forward.” But some see it as more of a baby step.
Rights groups continue to protest a project to build an inter-oceanic canal in Nicaragua, but some experts say there may not be funding for the project.
The lending arm of the World Bank is providing loans to institutions that finance the development of coal-based power projects,…
In Latin America, advocating for environmental rights is more critical than ever. Resource-rich lands and waters across the region are…
NEW YORK — World leaders need to focus on helping to protect those communities that are most vulnerable to the…