The market for thermal coal is in structural decline in the United States. Squeezed out by an abundance of cheap shale gas and ever tightening pollution laws, it may be a harbinger of things to come for other fossil fuel markets globally. This report paints a bleak picture and makes grim reading for investors.

The annual Asian Development Outlook provides a comprehensive analysis of economic performance in the past year and offers forecasts for the next 2 years for the 45 economies in Asia and the Pacific that make up developing Asia.

Non-motorized transport in the form of walking, cycling and cycle rickshaws plays an important role in Indian cities. It is the primary mode of transport for the urban poor, and at the same time a climate and environmentally friendly form of transport.

Australia is lagging behind the world's major economies when it comes to renewable energy generation despite having enough renewable energy resources to power the country 500 times over.

Black carbon is the second largest contributor to human-induced climate warming, after carbon dioxide. International shipping is a major source of diesel black carbon emissions and not yet subject to international regulation.

WMO has confirmed continuation of warming trend over the past few decades, with 14 of the 15 hottest years on record occurring this century.

Earth is facing a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless we dramatically improve the management of this precious resource warns this latest edition of the UN World Water Development Report.

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) has published a new guide to the governance of climate finance written by a team of IIED researchers.

The secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) communicated the negotiating text for a new climate change agreement to governments in all six official UN languages.

Urban sprawl costs the American economy more than US$1 trillion annually, according to a new study by the New Climate Economy. These costs include greater spending on infrastructure, public service delivery and transportation. The study finds that Americans living in sprawled communities directly bear an astounding $625 billion in extra costs.