Credit-rating agencies say they can discipline companies that behave badly, and they have in some cases, but research reveals negligible progress.
In Italy, fossil fuel companies met over a hundred times with ministers and civil servants, helping to quadruple financial support for the sector, a new report claims.
"The West has never seen a drought like this, especially so early in the dry season."
If added to the List of World Heritage in Danger, the Great Barrier Reef would become the first on it because of climate change reasons.
The draft defines ecocide as, "unlawful or wanton acts committed with knowledge that there is a substantial likelihood of severe and widespread or long-term damage to the environment being caused by those acts."
Some climate solutions can actually harm biodiversity. But there are synergistic solutions that can tackle both issues.
By focusing the climate fight on what we emit, not what we consume, we are destined to fail—net-zero emissions policies aren’t enough to prevent catastrophe.
"This law is ambitious, but at the same time it's realistic for where Chile stands regarding waste generation and its technical capabilities to make these changes possible."
The fracking industry’s over-the-top claims to investors have been the norm, but even when proven to be fraudulent, companies suffer almost no consequences.