March 30, 2016

In order to achieve India's ambitious renewable energy and decarbonisation targets, the government must do more to enable low-carbon development at the local level, so that communities and neighbourhoods can build a clean energy revolution from below. 

That's the message from a signed declaration, signed by Climate Parliament legislators from the states of Karnataka and Odisha, and submitted...

Nordic parliamentarians describe the climate agreement adopted by 195 countries at the Paris Climate Change Conference as the best possible outcome of the international climate negotiations. It is now up to parliamentarians around the world to ensure that each country lives up to its climate commitments, but also to take more drastic regulatory measures to limit the average global temperature ri...

March 3, 2016

Unless you've been living at the bottom of a coal mine for the last three months, it's a fair bet that you'll have heard about the Paris climate treaty – about what a momentous achievement for humanity it represents, about how it was a triumph for diplomacy and optimism, about how it might just save the planet after all. You'll probably also have heard about how it's far too little too late – a...

January 4, 2016

One of the most exciting things to emerge from the climate talks in Paris was the commitment to an unexpectedly ambitious long-term warming target of 1.5˚C. A heroic effort by a group of island nations and less industrialised countries managed to wrestle the diplomatic initiative and insert new text into the treaty, significantly increasing the scale of ambition (despite much foot-dragging by th...

December 16, 2015

During the recently-concluded COP21 climate talks in Paris, the Climate Parliament was proud to host a side-event on green growth and large-scale renewable energy at the historic Hotel Louvre. In contrast to the febrile atmosphere of the negotiations, our Roundtable established a space where legislators, policy experts and investment analysts could calmly explore pressing issues facing the globa...