COP President looks to advance South Africa’s flagship Just Energy Transition Partnership

COP26 President Alok Sharma has traveled to South Africa this week in a bid to help promote the country’s high profile Just Energy Transition Partnership (JTEP), which aims to mobilize billions of dollars of climate finance in support of the economy’s shift away from coal power. The JTEP was agreed on the sidelines of last … Read more

Reports: Alok Sharma in running for UN Climate Chief post

COP26 President Alok Sharma could replace Patricia Espinosa as the UN’s top climate change official, after reports emerged that the former Business Secretary had been approached to sound out his interest in applying for the high profile role. The Guardian reported yesterday that Sharma is understood to have been approached about whether he would be … Read more

Bonn Conference kicks off with plea for nations to deliver on Glasgow Climate Pact promises

Hundreds of Ministers and diplomats from around the world are gathering in Bonn, Germany, this week for the annual UN Climate Change Conference at the headquarters of the UN’s climate secretariat in a bid to “lay the groundwork” for this autumn’s COP27 Climate Summit in Egypt . Officially opening the talks yesterday, UN Climate Change … Read more

G7: Coal, energy security and biodiversity top UK agenda for Berlin meeting

The UK government has promised to push its fellow G7 nations to accelerate the shift towards green energy, reduce dependency on fossil fuels, and ramp up efforts to tackle biodiversity loss, as climate and energy minister of the world’s leading climate meet for a summit in Berlin this week. COP26 President Alok Sharma, Business, Energy … Read more