Climate Analytics supports the Black Lives Matter movement
The recent instances of racism and police brutality, in particular the killing of George P. Floyd, followed by a wave of protests in the US, bring into sharp focus the injustices Black people are subjected to in their everyday lives. We all know that this tragedy is but a symptom of the on-going systemic racism in the USA, that has had tragic consequences for centuries.
The Black Lives Matter Movement has brought people out on the streets all over the world in solidarity with the movement to end systemic racism everywhere. While the Black Lives Matter movement is currently largely focused on injustices in the USA, racism affects Black people and people of colour globally, who have suffered – and continue to suffer from systemic racism.
Climate Analytics is an international organisation focused on climate change. We promote the crucial role of science and analysis in supporting those most vulnerable to climate change impacts in the push for change, the majority of whom are people of colour.
We are acutely aware of the links between racism and vulnerability to climate change impacts, and are bound to acting on this knowledge in addressing climate change – from the commitment to inclusion and diversity in our own organisation, to fostering contributions from Black scientists, analysts and practitioners, and ensuring meaningful participation in developing appropriate solutions to the climate crisis.
Black Lives Matter: the link between climate change and racial justice by Adelle Thomas and Rueanna Haynes
Weak GST text fundamentally puts 1.5°C out of reach
Bill Hare, CEO, reacts to the new draft of the Global Stocktake text at COP28 on Monday evening.
Carbon capture and storage could unleash 86 billion tonne carbon bomb
A new analysis finds reliance on carbon capture and storage could release an extra 86 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere between 2020 and 2050.
Projected warming almost unchanged for two years as governments push false solutions over climate action
Despite their promises, governments have not taken enough action to drive down warming projections, with some instead turning to false solutions such as carbon capture and storage to continue the world's reliance on fossil fuels, according to the Climate Action Tracker's annual warming update.
All greenhouse gas emissions could peak in 2023
A new report finds maintaining current solar, wind and electric vehicle growth rates could lead to peak emissions in 2023.
Oil and gas majors could have paid for their share of climate loss and damage and still earned 10 trillion USD: new report
Global climate damages from emissions associated with the top 25 oil and gas ‘carbon majors’ between 1985 and 2018 are estimated at 20 trillion USD compared to the 30 trillion USD they earned over the same period, according to a new report released today by international think tank Climate Analytics.
A 1.5˚C pathway for the Philippines power sector entirely feasible: analysis
With the right international funding and policies in place, the Philippines could transition its’ power sector to near-100% renewable energy without compromising on the costs of electricity, reducing its reliance on expensive imports of both coal and gas, and creating up to a million jobs by 2050.
State of Climate Action report finds progress lags on every measure except EV sales
Global efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C are failing across the board, with recent progress made on every indicator — except electric passenger car sales — lagging significantly behind the pace and scale that is necessary to address the climate crisis.
Governments plan to produce double the fossil fuels in 2030 than the 1.5°C warming limit allows
The Production Gap Report finds governments plan to produce around 110% more fossil fuels in 2030 than would be consistent with limiting warming to 1.5°C, and 69% more than would be consistent with 2°C.
Beetaloo fracking and Middle Arm emissions wildly underestimated: analysis
An independent analysis of the projected emissions from the Northern Territory's proposed Beetaloo Basin gas fracking project — and the associated Middle Arm LNG precinct in Darwin Harbour — has found they've been gravely underestimated, as have the availability of offsets to deal with them.
Remembering Saleemul Huq
We pay tribute to the highly revered climate expert and advocate Saleemul Huq, who passed away suddenly this Saturday.
Comic artists respond to the climate crisis
Three leading comic creators have collaborated with the Horizon Europe project, CONSTRAIN, to develop comics exploring the climate change challenge.