The North-South divide threatens the fight for the climate

QUENTIN FALCOMPRESSED The lack of solidarity between rich and poor states risks slowing down the fight against climate change. At the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), developed countries pledged to mobilize 100 billion dollars (86 billion euros, at the current rate) per year by 2020 for nations in development. Only $ 80 billion was redistributed … Read more

“Fridays For Future” increases climate pressure on traffic light parties – domestic politics

There is hardly any more climate than with the traffic light parties: Compliance with the 1.5 degree target, the coal phase-out in 2030 and solar roofs on new business buildings – to name just a few of the expensive climate protection points from the exploratory paper by the SPD, Greens and FDP. But that’s not … Read more

How Total and Elf helped to fuel doubts about the reality of climate change

Smoke rises from the chimneys of the Total refinery, in Feyzin (Rhône), on October 15, 2021. LAURENT CIPRIANI / AP We already knew that ExxonMobil, BP and Shell have long denied climate change, which they were sure was serious. That with billions of dollars, the American, British and Anglo-Dutch oil giants circulated false information and … Read more

Climate change, a major risk for banks

The headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB), in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), July 4, 2021. MICHAEL PROBST / AP It is no longer just climate activists who are sounding the alarm. Financial authorities are now urging banks to review their lending policies, taking global warming more into account. The European Central Bank (ECB), the … Read more

The Hautes-Alpes vines, a “pioneer front” in the face of climate change

Par Angela Bolis Posted today at 03:11 Reserved for our subscribers FactualThis small vineyard, the highest in France, is experiencing a new boom: its altitude and old grape varieties are assets in the face of global warming. Delphine and Emmanuel Berteloot are Burgundians. He devoted his career to wine trading in a large house on … Read more

Images show what these cities will look like with the rising waters

The planet is warming at an alarming rate, resulting in historic drought, catastrophic flooding and unusual melting events in the Arctic. There are several world organizations that have been warning of the consequences of high carbon emissions and the reports leave no room for doubt: we are already feeling the effects of climate change and … Read more

France condemned to repair the damage caused by non-compliance with its climate commitments

In February, the court ruled in favor of the four organizations at the origin of this complaint, declaring the state “responsible” breaches of its own commitments, particularly under the Paris Agreement. Article written by Posted on 10/14/2021 11:56 Update the 10/14/2021 12:23 Reading time : 1 min. Justice gives reason to the “Affair of the … Read more

Traffic light explorations by the SPD, FDP and the Greens – Taxes and the climate are still stuck – domestic politics

The second day of the traffic light soundings has begun – and it could be “difficult”. At least that is what FDP party leader Christian Lindner (42) indicated when he was asked about the mood on Tuesday morning. Lindner arrived at the Berlin exhibition center at 9:08 a.m. – eight minutes AFTER the official start … Read more