Forests, mangroves, and wetlands are sometimes seen as the easy option—yet using nature to tackle climate change can be surprisingly controversial.
In the final hours of COP24, human rights activists lament that nations still consider human rights a bargaining chip in climate negotiations.
Environmentalists are concerned that Poland's declaration could be used as an excuse to continue burning coal.
The agreement marks a rare moment of unity on an increasingly fraught topic.
Civil society says the Polish government is violating human rights and undermining the global climate negotiations by denying entry or deporting climate advocates.
One of the most urgent issues of our time is on the minds of world leaders this week.
The world's population is expected to balloon to nearly 10 billion by midcentury.
Left out of the Paris Agreement in 2015, the shipping industry is finally joining the rest of the world on the path to decarbonization.
A veteran climate finance expert explains the funding questions that could make or break the Paris rulebook.
Corporations with large carbon footprints tend to undermine global efforts to solve the climate crisis, according to climate advocates.
Experts argue that the political structure of populist nationalism makes introducing policies to reduce, or mitigate, emissions in democracies difficult.
While climate negotiators meet behind closed doors, climate activists have put out their own set of demands.
Replacing gas-guzzling planes with electric ones could put a real dent in global emissions—if we can get them in the sky fast enough.
Coal miners from Poland's Pniowek coal mine carry a painting of Saint Barbara on Barbórka, their annual day of tribute to Barbara, from the mine to their local church on December 4th, 2018, in Pawlowice, near Wodzislaw Slaski, Poland.
American climate action might be stymied at the federal level, but there's one place you can still make a major difference: on your plate.
A news digest from day two of the United Nations climate conference, in quotes.
On the latest episode of Pacific Standard's podcast about how our stories are made, we talk with staff writer Kate Wheeling about her upcoming trip to cover the United Nations climate conference in Katowice, Poland.
Airlines are pushing for a global carbon market, but environmentalists say it won't be enough to prevent uncontrolled growth in aviation emissions.
The latest report from the IPCC finds that climate action is both urgent and possible. Political will might be in shorter supply.