Environment

Global Finance and Management of Climate-Related Risk

Global Finance and Management of Climate-Related Risk

The financial sector’s role in managing risk and accelerating the transition to net-zero

Vehicles make their way amid heavy smog conditions in Lahore, Pakistan, on Nov. 17.

How Lahore Became the World’s Most Polluted Place

Unprecedented smog in the “city of gardens” comes from a confluence of familiar factors.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presents his national statement as part of the World Leaders’ Summit at the U.N. climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 1.

How to Make a Carbon Club Work

The Canadian system is a promising—and politically palatable—prototype for other large emitters.

Koko the gorilla with trainer Penny Patterson

Nature Is Becoming a Person

How to make sense of the new global trend that grants legal rights to animals, plants, and rivers.

Tree stumps after 850 hectares of forests were felled to plant oil palms in the heart of the Congo Basin forest near Kisangani in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sept. 25, 2019.

An Empty Pledge to Protect Rainforests

The COP26 deforestation commitment is disingenuous—and could harm the Congo Basin.

Protesters march past the venue of the United Nations climate conference

Climate Crisis Should Be the Final Blow to the Washington Consensus

Groups like the G-7 are putting proactive governance back on the agenda.

Delegates sit in the action zone as they attend the third day of the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 3.

4 Key Takeaways From COP26

After two weeks of intense climate negotiations, here’s where progress was made—and where negotiations fell short.

Oil pumps in California

It’s Time to Be Honest About Fossil Fuels’ Role in Energy Transition

As soaring fuel inflation turns into a political risk, Biden needs a smarter energy policy fast.

Coal plant in South Africa

South Africa’s Coal Deal Is a New Model for Climate Progress

The agreement is the most impressive thing to come out of the COP26 climate summit.

An aerial picture shows smoke rising from a forest fire outside Berdigestyakh, in Sakha, Siberia.

The Gap Between Talk and Action on Climate Is on Full Display in Glasgow

Environmental disasters are rapidly engulfing the world. Can bureaucracy meet their pace?

Protesters demonstrate outside the venue of the U.N. climate change conference.

COP26 Is Silent on Human Rights in China

Environmental activists are afraid of angering Beijing.

climate-change-storytelling-foreign-policy-illustration

The Tragedy of Stopping Climate Change

The race is on to tell—or sell—the right story about global warming.

U.S. President Joe Biden listens to the speakers during the World Leaders' Summit "Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment" session on day three of COP26 on Nov. 2, in Glasgow, Scotland.

Will COP26 Solve Anything?

Climate apocalypse still looms while world leaders haggle over haggis in Glasgow.

Chinese street vendors and customers gather at a local market.

China’s Energy Conundrum

Chinese President Xi Jinping has short-term goals and long-term ambitions.

Chilean Environment Minister and COP25 president Carolina Schmidt (center) meets with delegates from Indigenous communities during the COP26 U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 3.

Deforestation Déjà Vu at COP26

Past conservation efforts have floundered. Latin American nations will decide whether the new pact succeeds.

People walk in the illuminated streets in a village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where electricity is a rarity, on July 17, 2016.

Rich Countries’ Climate Policies Are Colonialism in Green

At COP26, developed-world governments are working to keep the global south poor.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Democratic Republic of the Congo President Félix Tshisekedi, and U.S. President Joe Biden stand before speaking at the United Nations climate summit.

Essential Climate Reads for COP26

Some of FP’s best arguments on ways forward for the world.

Chinese President Xi Jinping virtually addresses the United Nations General Assembly

A Green Deal at COP26 Can’t Be a Green Light for China

The idea that appeasing Beijing can save the planet is a fantasy.

Load 10 More Articles