The International Energy Agency has announced it will begin talks with India on its request to become a full member, taking note of the "strategic importance" of the world's most populous nation in dealing with energy and climate challenges.
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Several issues remain stuck in the weeds ahead of the World Trade Organization's biennial ministerial meeting, as anxiety swells over the impact that geopolitical tensions and the looming US elections could have on global trade.
Domestic markets across the continent are no match for the lucrative ones beyond its borders.
India is likely to advocate for securing the interests of its artisanal fishers while facilitating the growth of the fishing sector at the World Trade Organisation's 13th Ministerial Conference (MC13) in Abu Dhabi later this month. At the MC13, scheduled from February 26 to February 29, world leaders will negotiate on regulating fisheries subsidies that contribute to excessive fishing effort and capacity.
Growth in GDP in the Caribbean isn't capturing the full story of natural disasters, climate change, and social disruption—but action is already underway to move beyond GDP.
A controversial tax credit meant to help jump-start carbon capture projects could cost $1 billion more than the federal government estimated, says the independent parliamentary budget watchdog. In several federal budgets, Finance Canada forecast that the carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) investment tax credit would cost $4.6 billion between 2022-28. The Parliamentary Budget Officer now estimates the CCUS investment tax credit will cost $5.7 billion.
Two newcomers to climate negotiations reflect on their COP 28 experiences—surprises, insights, and what they'll look for at the next UNFCCC talks.
Voluntary initiatives can lead the way to net-zero but must coordinate standards and get more businesses on board
Voluntary standards and initiatives for carbon management can fill a legal void in climate regulations but limited alignment and a lack of uptake from companies are hindering their impact.
The United States has exercised common sense and paused export permits for new liquified natural gas export facilities in the country, pending an assessment of their climate risk. Canadian governments should similarly take stock of their LNG investments and outlook.
The past few years have seen ample warnings about the role of natural gas in our energy systems from both a climate and an energy security point of view. Nevertheless, a new data investigation from Energy Monitor shows that hundreds of gigawatts of new gas-fired power capacity are under construction or planned around the world.