Climate Change

The sun shines in a hazy sky over mechanical equipment at Tanjung Priok sea port.

The Climate Conversation No One Wants

It’s time to talk about managing the world’s likely overshoot beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius.

A man stands by fans during a heat wave in Baghdad.

Climate Change Demands More Air Conditioning

An often-disparaged technology is a lifesaver, not a luxury.

Motorists line up at a Sinooil gas station in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Want to Derail the Energy Transition? Take Fossil Fuels Out of the Mix.

Policies that attack supply to reduce demand will create substantial collateral damage.

Water vapor rises from the Grafenrheinfeld nuclear power plant shortly before it was permanently shut down as part of Germany's phaseout of all nuclear power, near Grafenrheinfeld, Germany. on June 11, 2015

Amid Energy Crisis, EU Fights Over Whether Nuclear Is Green

Brussels’s plans to cut emissions by promoting nuclear power has parts of the bloc up in arms.

Environment, Fragility & Conflict

Environment, Fragility & Conflict

Strengthening resilience to manage environmentally-linked conflict

A Greenpeace activist sprays green-colored water at the entrance of the European Parliament in Brussels on May 26, 2021.

Can Global Regulators Save the ESG Movement From Itself?

Without state intervention and global standards, the environmental, social, and governance movement is a recipe for greenwashing and corporate deception.


Climate Leaders and the Power of Mentorship

Listen in on conversations between climate leaders and the mentors who inspire their work.

Steam rises from the cooling towers of the Grohnde nuclear power in Germany.

3 Reasons Nuclear Power Has Returned to the Energy Debate

If we believed our own rhetoric about the climate crisis, support for nuclear would be much higher.

From left to right, Guyana’s ambassador to Chile, George Talbot; Bolivia’s then-foreign relations vice minister, Carmen Almendra; Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez; Colombian President Iván Duque; Argentina’s then-president, Mauricio Macri; Chilean President Sebastián Pinera; Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro; Ecuador’s then-president, Lenín Moreno; Peru’s then-president, Martín Vizcarra; Uruguay’s then-foreign relations vice minister, Ariel Bergamino; and Suriname’s then-ambassador to Chile, Marciano Edgar Armaketo, pose for a picture during the launching of the Prosur regional initiative at La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, Chile, on March 22, 2019.

Will 2022 Reboot Latin American Regionalism?

Increased cooperation could spur policy shifts from migration to medical manufacturing.


What 2021 Meant for the Fight Against Climate Change

Time to avoid climate change’s worse impacts is running out. What did 2021 change?

Health care workers in Lagos, Nigeria

5 Reasons to Be Optimistic About 2022

Start the new year on a bright note: Here are five things to be excited about.

Putin inspects military drills

Use Climate and Trade Policy to Counter Putin’s Playbook

Joint U.S.-EU carbon border fees could be much more damaging to Russia than sanctions.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence in “Don't Look Up”

‘Don’t Look Up’ Peddles Climate Catastrophism as a Morality Tale

Adam McKay’s allegory of climate change revels in a misguided understanding of science.

Supporters of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador take part in a protest march after their leaders met with Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso at the Carondelet Palace in Quito, Ecuador, on Oct. 4.

Meet the Indigenous Leaders Reshaping Ecuador’s Politics

They have slowly but steadily attained political power. What will they do with it?

Kerry at COP26 in Glasgow

Biden’s Climate Diplomacy Is a Gift to China

The administration is paying for vain hopes with dangerous concessions.

Listen to Heat of the Moment: The climate change crisis can feel so formidable, so daunting, that instead of mobilizing people to action, it engenders paralysis. What could we mortals possibly do to prevent the calamity? A fair bit, it turns out. On Heat of the Moment, a 12-part podcast by FP Studios, in partnership with the Climate Investment Funds, we focus on ordinary people across the globe who have found ways to fight back.

Youth Climate Activists Are Suing Big Oil—and Winning

Youth activists in the Netherlands joined lawsuit against Shell as part of a new strategy to hold fossil energy companies accountable for unsustainable carbon dioxide emissions.

Members of the Munduruku Indigenous tribe prepare to protest against a dam in Brazil's Amazon.

Will a Billion-Dollar Indigenous Climate Pledge Pay Off?

The money is unprecedented, but Indigenous communities are bracing for disappointment.

A young Nigerian refugee wears a small portable solar panel.

Why the Climate Panic About Africa Is Wrong

Once again, the rich world sees Africans as a threat to the planet.

A steel mill is seen outside Pittsburgh.

Fossil Fuel’s Downfall Could Be America’s Too

How U.S. polluters might drag the country’s economy down with them.