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Jack Graham

Climate change and nature correspondent, UK

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Jack Graham is climate change and nature correspondent at the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Based in London, he reports on issues such as the global biodiversity crisis and the energy transition's impact on jobs. Previously a freelance correspondent in Toronto, Jack’s reporting has also appeared in the New York Times, the Economist and Toronto Star.

January 15, 2024

When U.S. voters head to the polls in November to decide a likely showdown between President Joe Biden and Donald Trump, they will join the ranks of about two billion people voting worldwide this year.

In a record year for democracy, nations that are home to more than half the global population will have elections, including Indonesia in February, India by May and the United States and Britain later in the year.

January 10, 2024

From popstar Taylor Swift's jetsetting on tour to billionaire Elon Musk's fleet of planes, the use of private jets by the rich and famous has drawn increasing criticism as concern grows over air travel's role in global warming.

Yet few events attract more polluting private flights than next week's World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos, where heads of state, business leaders and others will discuss pressing issues including geopolitical instability and climate change.

December 09, 2023

On the coast of Tanzania's Mafia Island lies a blue lagoon - a dream-like pool of bright turquoise water, filtered and cooled by the mangroves which surround it.

Ailars David, a marine conservation warden at the reserve, said the plan is to build a boardwalk for tourists to reach the lagoon so they can swim surrounded by nature and the freshest of air.

December 08, 2023

As Dubai's COP28 U.N. climate summit enters its final week, momentum has grown behind a global target to triple renewable energy such as wind and solar by 2030, with nearly two-thirds of countries putting their weight behind the pledge.

About 130 countries now back the goal which aims to accelerate renewable energy capacity to 11,000 gigawatts (GW) in a bid to speed the world's transition to cleaner power.

December 07, 2023

With efforts to better protect nature seen as crucial to meeting global climate goals, and rising temperatures a key threat to the natural world, more formally joining up nature and climate protection efforts could speed effective action on both, backers said at COP28 this week.

As the U.N. climate talks enter their final week in Dubai, Colombia and Germany called in an open letter for the U.N. climate summit's outcome to formally support efforts to combat land degradation, reverse biodiversity loss and restore ecosystems, among other nature protection measures.

December 05, 2023

Government pledges for climate adaptation at the COP28 summit have fallen far short of the target, with officials warning that resources to build resilience to wilder weather and rising seas could be diverted into a new "loss and damage" fund instead.

At a meeting at the Dubai talks late on Monday, rich countries offered only $160 million in contributions to the Adaptation Fund - barely half of its $300-million goal this year for projects such as flood defences and early-warning systems.

December 05, 2023

The sodden, squelchy hills of Scotland's Shetland Islands feel a world away from Dubai's gleaming "future-centric mini-city" where the United Nations' COP28 climate talks are being held.

But the peatlands blanketing more than half of these remote islands, about 100 miles (161 km) north of mainland Scotland, have a critical yet under-appreciated role to play in the drive to prevent catastrophic global warming.

December 04, 2023

When ants travel between their nest and a food discovery, the social insects deposit chemical pheromones along the trail to communicate with other ants making the trip.

Before long, the shortest route has the strongest chemical signature, helping other ants learn to use it, said Tshilidzi Marwala, an artificial intelligence engineer and rector of United Nations University.

December 01, 2023

Producing the world's food causes about one-third of planet-heating emissions, even as climate change makes the job even harder, plaguing farmers with more frequent floods and droughts.

Despite all this, and the need to nourish the planet's expanding population, food has barely made it onto the diplomatic table at the annual United Nations climate summits - until now, after the COVID pandemic and Russia-Ukraine war disrupted global supplies.

December 01, 2023

Britain's King Charles urged world leaders at the COP 28 U.N. climate summit in Dubai on Friday to move towards "genuinely transformational action" on global warming and achieve a turning point like the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Speaking to delegates from nearly 200 countries, he warned "alarming tipping points" were being reached with climate change and said the world must "rapidly repair and restore" nature.