Environment

Greta Thunberg arrives at COP25 to lead Madrid protest

The teenager has become the figurehead of a global movement of climate justice activists.

Thunberg arrives at COP25 to lead mass protest

Opinion

The dark side of the Nordic model

Scandinavian countries may top every ranking on human development, but they are a disaster for the environment.

Jason Hickel

by Jason Hickel

Jason Hickel

Asia Pacific

Australia bushfires combine to form 'mega fire' north of Sydney

An estimated two million hectares of land have burned so far on the continent, the size of some smaller countries.

Australia bushfires combine to form 'mega fire' north of Sydney

AJ Impact

Gulf countries urged to prioritise environmental sustainability

Subsidised fuel prices for oil and gas power plants remain a barrier to the implementation of renewable energy projects.

Gulf countries urged to prioritise environmental sustainability

Environment

COP25 host Madrid struggles to enact green policies

Spain's capital wants its own green revolution, but the city's council continues to prioritise toxic traffic.

Madrid may be hosting COP25, but its own eco-challenges persist

AJ Impact

From Nestle to Nike: Will the private sector deliver on climate?

Report says 285 companies are meeting 'science-based targets' by cutting 265 million tonnes of emissions.

From Nestle to Nike: Will the private sector deliver on climate?

Climate Change

Are Global South experts sidelined in climate conversations?

After COP25 was moved from Chile to Spain, often unheard experts and activists were once again unable to participate.

Are Global South experts sidelined in climate conversations?

Environment

In Pictures: Fighting to survive when the Amazon is under attack

Why protecting indigenous rights is central in the effort to protect the vast Amazon rainforest.

In Pictures: Fighting to survive when the Amazon is under attack

Climate Change

Bangladeshi-American teen activist fighting for climate action

Rebeca Sabnam, 16, highlights risks Bangladeshi women and Rohingya face due to climate change as COP25 gets under way.

Bangladeshi-American teen activist fighting for climate action

Climate Change

Chile groups launch alternative climate event despite COP25 move

Environmental organisations kick off 10-day alternative conference in Santiago as COP25 gets under way in Spain.

Chile groups launch alternative climate event despite COP25 move

Climate Change

Climate summit kicks off in Madrid amid stark warnings

UN chief says world risks 'sleepwalking past point of no return' unless immediate action is taken on climate change.

Climate Change

UN chief warns of 'point of no return' on climate change

Antonio Guterres said effect of rising temperatures is already being felt around the world.

UN chief warns of 'point of no return' on climate change

AJ Impact

Poor nations pay price as millions flee 'climate chaos': Oxfam

Countries struggling the most with increasingly erratic weather have few resources to fight it, Oxfam said.

Poor nations pay price as millions flee 'climate chaos': Oxfam

Asia Pacific

Bali: The tropical Indonesian island that is running out of water

Indonesia's fabled island is running out of water, with monsoon rains delayed and the tourist industry expanding.

Bali: The tropical Indonesian island that is running out of water

Climate Change

COP25: Summit begins amid 'climate emergency' warnings

Paris climate deal will be a key issue as some 25,000 delegates convene for the annual UN conference in Madrid.

COP25: UN climate conference to tackle global challenges