Climate change policy

A Uniper energy company coal-fired power plant and a BP refinery are seen beside a wind generator in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Jan. 16, 2020. 

Did the world ‘build back better’ since the start of the pandemic? Not so much. 


Two years into the pandemic, stimulus money around the world has largely fallen short in transforming the energy economy. 

Climate activists hold a demonstration through the venue of the COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 12, 2021. Negotiators from almost 200 nations were making a fresh push to reach agreements on a series of key issues that would allow them t

COP26 made incremental progress but failed to deliver on ‘transformational’ change, negotiators say 

Climate Change
A flare burns natural gas at an oil well on Aug. 26, 2021, in Watford City, North Dakota.

Political climate: Part I

Critical State
A Tesoro Corp. refinery, including a gas flare flame that is part of normal plant operations, in Anacortes, Washington.

Are carbon offsets really as effective as advocates claim?

Climate Change
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his "Build Back Better" agenda during a visit to the International Union Of Operating Engineers Local 324, Oct. 5, 2021, in Howell, Michigan.

US credibility on climate on the line in Washington

Kpinchilla, a small village in northern Ghana, reels under the impact of the climate crisis.

Glasgow climate talks: Africa negotiators mobilize for climate finance 

The Big Fix

At this year’s climate conference, the African Group of Negotiators on Climate Change will be pushing for $20 to $30 billion earmarked specifically for African nations. 

President Joe Biden speaks about Russia in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Washington.

Biden’s Earth Day summit tests US, global commitment to slowing climate change

Climate Change

For Earth Day this year, President Biden is convening leaders from around the world for a virtual conference on the climate emergency.

A solar panel installation is seen in Ruicheng County in central China's Shanxi Province, Nov. 27, 2019. China's Premier Li Keqiang announced that the country would target a reduction of 18% in carbon intensity over the course of the next five years as pa

China’s moderate climate goals allow emissions to continue to rise

Climate Change

China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, released its latest five-year economic plan in conjunction with the annual meeting of its National People’s Congress on Friday.

A smokestack burns in the distance of a rugged area with dried leaves and grass.

China launches world’s largest carbon market

The Big Fix

Can it help China reach its net-zero goals?

Joe Biden climate executive action

Biden vows to take a ‘whole of government’ approach to climate change

Biden administration

To meet ambitious Paris climate accord goals, the US government needs to work with business to shift trillions of dollars to investments in new energy and infrastructure, says Alden Meyer, senior associate with climate think tank, E3G.