US lawyer sets himself alight in climate protest

He had burned himself using fossil fuels to symbolise the damage being done to the earth

IEA accused of ‘holding governments back on climate policy’

The International Energy Agency’s New Policy Scenario is said to be commonly used as a roadmap for policies and investment

World invested more in solar power than fossil fuels in 2017

A record 98GW of new solar capacity was installed last year compared to 70GW of fossil fuel generation

London mayor urges councils to ditch fossil fuels

The London Pension Fund Authority has only 2% of its entire holdings invested in fossil fuel companies

IEA: Global carbon emissions hit record high last year

The International Energy Agency says current efforts to combat climate change are far from enough

Bristol Uni pledges full fossil fuel divestment by 2020

The university currently has £2 million invested in companies that support the fossil fuel industry

Durham University to divest from fossil fuel firms

It has committed to become an international partner in the development of green energy

Anglia Ruskin University pledges fossil fuel free future

It has signed the Fossil Fuel Declaration, which recognises the Paris climate agreement that seeks to keep global temperature increases between 1.5°C and 2°C

Ignoring global climate goals ‘could cost fossil fuels firms $1.6tn’

New report warns the gap between the present policy environment and more ambitious Paris climate target poses major risks for investors

Edinburgh University divests from fossil fuels

The University of Edinburgh has announced it is ditching all its fossil fuels investments. It follows its commitment, made in 2016, to become carbon neutral by 2040. The university aims to complete its transition out of fossil fuel investments – currently representing less than 1% of its total funds under management, which is around £1 […]