IRENA members endorse launch of global energy transition forum

The Global High-Level Forum on Energy Transition will use IRENA’s knowledge and convening powers to accelerate energy transition action from countries, industry, businesses, investors and academia

US Climate Envoy John Kerry renews climate vows ‘on the road to Glasgow’

Speaking with the COP26 President Alok Sharma, he said there is no time to waste on tackling climate change

New initiative to help banks in the Philippines, Mexico and Egypt scale climate finance

It is designed to increase climate lending by participating banks to 30% of their portfolios by 2030, while reducing exposure to coal

Picture of Drax Power Station with emissions in North Yorkshire
Court rejects appeal against building ‘Europe’s largest’ gas plant in Yorkshire

Green charity ClientEarth tried to overturn Secretary of State’s approval for Drax to convert its coal-fired units to gas

National Infrastructure Commission seeks evidence on carbon capture and storage technologies

It is inviting businesses, policymakers, scientists, academics, think tanks and investors to share their views on the potential of two technologies – direct air CCS and bioenergy with CCS

World celebrates US return to Paris Accord under President Biden

The UN Chief António Guterres, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the COP26 President were among the first to hail Biden’s move

Biden signs executive order to rejoin Paris climate change accord

The president also signed an executive order to halt the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline

COP26 seeks to recruit an ‘army of local volunteers’

The volunteers are expected to support delegations with information on the conference venues, advice on how to move around the city and promote the best of what Glasgow has to offer

COP26 President: ‘2021 will be a very big year for climate and the UK’

Speaking at the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee earlier today, Alok Sharma said he wants COP26 to be the most inclusive COP ever

Total announces withdrawal from American Petroleum Institute due to climate opinions disparity

Total found the energy association’s views on climate issues were only ‘partially aligned’ with its own