Here are the top COP27 and Climate stories compiled from major international English-language news outlets.

Announcements

“India submitted its long-term climate action strategy to the [UNFCCC] at UN Climate Conference (COP27) on Monday, joining a select list of countries that have articulated how they will achieve their net zero emissions goal in the long-term.”

“Coordinated by Group of Seven president Germany and the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) group of climate-vulnerable countries, the plan launched on Monday aims to rapidly provide prearranged insurance and disaster protection funding after events such as floods, droughts and hurricanes hit.”

Climate disaster aid scheme ‘Global Shield’ launched at COP27
The G7-led plan aims to rapidly provide prearranged insurance and protection funding after devastating events occur.

What’s at stake

“India’s push to add a call for the phase down of all fossil fuels into the agreement at COP27 gained momentum as the European Union, small island states and the UK looked set to back the move.”

[T]he leaders of the world’s two biggest economies — and the two biggest sources of fossil fuel emissions that are warming the planet — met for more than three hours on Monday afternoon ahead of the Group of 20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, and emerged to say their representatives would return to the negotiating table.”

Biggest rainforest nations form triple alliance to save jungle
The world's three largest rainforest nations Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia on Monday formally launched a partnership to cooperate on forest preservation after a decade of on-off talks on a trilateral alliance.

Other Stories

COP27 considers 'loss and damage' fund, but has yet to commit - draft text
The United Nations on Monday published a draft text setting out what the COP27 climate summit could agree on "loss and damage" financing for countries ravaged by climate impacts.
G7 climate insurance fund a ‘distraction’ from loss and damage aid
Critics question whether insurance initiative makes sense when places could become ‘uninsurable’ due to worsening extreme weather events
EU, UK Join India’s COP27 Push for Tough Pledge on Fossil Fuels
India’s push to add a call for the phase down of all fossil fuels into the agreement at COP27 gained momentum as the European Union, small island states and the UK looked set to back the move.
Methane emissions from 15 meat and dairy companies rival those of the EU
Combined emissions from 15 companies equate to more than 80% of EU’s entire methane footprint, study finds
HowAfrican nations could become world’s solar superpowers
Solar energy boasts far more long-term potential and need not impact upon agricularal land, writes James Moore, according to a new report by Carbon Tracker
Natalie Bennett: Why COP27 must not abandon the 1.5C climate target
The claim “it is too late for 1.5 degrees” is simply wrong