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COP 27

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Lula vs Bolsonaro – Hope for the Brazilian Amazon

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has a 15% lead in the polls ahead of President Jair Bolsonaro ahead of the first round of elections due on October 2nd (Reuters) . If 50% of the vote isn’t secured by either…

Indigenous leaders call for a global pact

Indigenous leaders throughout the Amazon basin call for a global pact.   With positive change for rainforest and Indigenous peoples in Ecuador and Colombia, and hope in Brazil, things are looking better for overall protection of the Amazon rainforest. This…

Colombia’s first left wing government

Climate action and social justice on the cards for Colombia’s first left wing government.   Colombia has made history with its first left-wing government. Cue Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez, Colombia’s President and Vice President were sworn in in August…

Global Policy Update

There’s a lot going on in the world of government and climate policy right now. Our Deputy Director, Hannah Peck, also our global policy aficionado, shared her pick of recent global policy updates. Here’s our roundup: 1. BRAZIL – In…

Biden signs the US Climate Bill.

A crucial climate bill has been signed by President Biden. Biden’s Climate bill, dubbed the ‘Inflation Reduction Act’, has overcome senate in-fighting, and is now signed into law.

Finding optimism in the latest IPCC Report

(it wasn’t easy).

The recent IPCC report (The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) contained very few glimmers of hope and as you might expect, was stark reading indeed. Some points do shine, and we’re here to tell you about them. Here are…

A landmark deforestation pledge: Cool Earth responds

A landmark deforestation pledge was announced today at COP26 to halt and reverse deforestation and land degradation by 2030, with £8.75 billion of public funds committed to protect and restore forests, alongside £5.3 billion of private investment. Cool…

From hero to zero? Cool Earth examines The UK government’s Net Zero strategy

The UK government's latest climate strategy was released last week to a somewhat subdued response. In the run-up to COP26, Deputy Director Dr Hannah Peck takes a deep dive into the report and shares Cool Earth’s take on why these proposals fall short, and how we can all act now to reverse the tide of climate change.