Cool Planet Blog

© Nasa

Comment and analysis on climate change and energy.

Share this page

Most Recent

Building the climate bridge: why we need action now, not later

By Jaco du Toit The UN Climate Convention (UNFCCC) is all about building bridges: Bridges between countries with very different circumstances, responsibilities and abilities; between our current fossil fuel intensive economies and future low carbon ones; between the proposed level of action to combat climate change and the steps that science tells us are really […]

Read more

Beyond coal: Turkey’s clean energy alternatives

Turkey’s energy future is not yet cast in coal. That is according to Turkey’s Changing Power Markets, an analysis conducted by research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), funded by the European Climate Foundation and commissioned by WWF-Turkey. The study was commissioned after the Turkish government revealed that its energy strategy up to 2030 would […]

Read more

The strength of fossil fuel divestment: let’s set things straight

By Andrea Marandino Since its launch three years ago, the divestment movement has surpassed the $50 billion mark, with over 800 global investors committing to divest their holdings in fossil fuels over the next five years. Signatories encompass a broad diversity of sectors and regions, from cities and universities to health care organisations and large […]

Read more
Office blocks lit up at night in Hong Kong, China

The true cost of China’s coal dependence

By Gao Hui China is at the forefront of the global energy movement. It is the world’s largest investor in renewable energy, and it has one of the most ambitious renewable energy targets, but it is still dependent on coal. Coal forms the backbone of development in China and it is also the chief culprit […]

Read more

How do Danish pension funds rank on climate change?

WWF-Denmark assessed the 16 largest pension funds in Denmark in a recent study: Responsible for our Future? Danish pension funds and the climate change challenge. This report shows that, although there is an increasing trend towards greener investments, Denmark’s largest 16 pension funds continue to invest significantly in fossil fuels. As UN Secretary General Ban […]

Read more