Buildings are seen near the ocean as reports indicate that Miami-Dade County in the future could be one of the most susceptible places when it comes to rising water levels due to global warming on March 14, 2012 in North Miami, Fla. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
In the News | Jan 10 2017

It seems like just about every week, there’s more news on the rapid melting of glaciers in Greenland, Antarctica and elsewhere — and scientists’ growing concern about their potentially dramatic contributions to global sea level rise.

In the News | Jan 05 2017

In this visualization of the Earth's oceans, distinctive white lines trace the flow of surface currents around the world. (NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)

Tuticorin thermal power station near the port of Thoothukudi on the Bay of Bengal, southern India. The plant is said to be the first industrial-scale example of carbon capture and utilisation (CCU). Photograph: Roger Harrabin
In the News | Jan 03 2017

Carbonclean is turning planet-heating emissions into profit by converting CO2 into baking powder – and could lock up 60,000 tonnes of CO2 a year.

Mrs. Sokhna Ndaw shows us her fridge in Dioly village, based in the community of Diokoul Mbelbouck in the region of Kaffrine
In the News | Dec 21 2016

In March 2016, some colleagues and I visited several villages around Kaffrine in Senegal where private companies had been awarded licenses to provide electricity on a commercial basis.

Press Release | Dec 20 2016

On December 12, the British newspaper ‘The Times’ published an article about the Climate Investment Funds’ Strategic Climate Fund (SCF) which contained a number of erroneous claims.

In January 2016, an inquiry was made by a reporter of the Times to the CIF Secretariat, but unfortunately none of the information provided about results and funding allocations by the SCF was reflected in the article.

The CIF Secretariat would like to provide the following clarifications:

 Costs of natural disasters for small states can be more than four times that for larger countries. (Photo: IISD)
Feature Story | Dec 19 2016

Sometimes, small isn’t necessarily beautiful.  A new policy paper by the International Monetary Fund highlights the big consequences small states can suffer from natural disasters. 

The setting sun is partially obscured by smoke from an out of control 2015 wildfire on the Parks Highway near Willow, Alaska. (Reuters/Mat-Su Borough/Stefan Hinman)
In the News | Dec 19 2016

A new report, published Thursday as a special edition of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, provides some of the best evidence yet that climate change already has a hand in our worst weather. 

Feature Story | Dec 15 2016

Ranked 187th out of 187 countries on the Human Development Index, Niger is the world’s poorest country.  It is almost four times the size of the UK or slightly more than twice the size of California. The high variability in the country’s rainfall patterns make the population, 80% of whose livelihoods depend on agriculture and livestock-based activities, extremely vulnerable to climate-related hazards. Droughts and floods and soil erosion and degradation drive persistent economic and food insecurity and endemic poverty.

In the News | Dec 15 2016

A global task force set up to try to prevent market shocks from the warming of the planet will ask companies to disclose how they manage risks to their business from climate change and greenhouse gas emission cuts.

Photo: Thomson Reuters Foundation
In the News | Dec 14 2016

A new early warning system predicts the availability of forage for animals in the country's arid livestock-dependent north.