Tag Archives: hakima el haite

UN talks lose climate champion El Haite after Moroccan royal censure

hakima el haite
Former Moroccan environment minister Hakima el Haite (Photo: UNFCCC/Flickr)

Influential diplomat will not take up her role mobilising private sector and regional action at summit beginning in Germany next week

November 3, 2017 — A leading diplomat who helped steer last year’s UN climate negotiations through the tumult of Donald Trump’s election will not take up her duties as talks resume in Bonn on Monday, after Morocco’s king placed her on a list of ‘negligent’ officials. Continue reading UN talks lose climate champion El Haite after Moroccan royal censure

Plans for coal-fired power in Asia are ‘disaster for planet’

coal-fired power plants
The World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim, said that new coal-fired power plants ‘would spell disaster for us and our planet’. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

Experts have offered stark warnings that proposed power plants in India, China, Vietnam and Indonesia would blow Paris climate deal if they move ahead

May 5, 2016 — Plans to build more coal-fired power plants in Asia would be a “disaster for the planet” and overwhelm the deal forged at Paris to fight climate change, the president of the World Bank said on Thursday. Continue reading Plans for coal-fired power in Asia are ‘disaster for planet’