John McGarrity is a journalist and editor based in London. Before joining chinadialogue he was a specialist in energy, climate policy and low-carbon finance with Point Carbon News and Reuters. He is a graduate in history from Trinity College Dublin and studied newspaper journalism at the University of Ulster, Belfast.
UK’s finance sector aims to bolster green lending
As countries prepare to implement the Paris climate agreement, London-based financial institutions make new push to expand green finance, write John McGarrity and Charlotte Middlehurst
What will a Paris climate deal need to agree?
After a gathering of world leaders on Monday attempted to give impetus to UN climate talks, negotiators will have to find breakthroughs on issues that have so far been tough to crack
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One year on after “war” declared on pollution, Beijing air scarcely improves
Curbs on coal use in Hebei have done little to improve chronic air quality in neighbouring Beijing, where noxious pollution has made the city “unliveable,” according to the capital's mayor
Lack of India target underlines caution ahead of UN climate talks
Last week's Obama-Modi summit failed to deliver a bilateral climate agreement, as India maintained a characteristically cautious approach, but progress was made on solar technology and phasing out potent HFC gases
Davos and climate change: in quotes
Quotes from the world's political and economic elite at Davos reflected the need to curb carbon emissions, but climate talks this year will show whether there is real intent to back up the platitudes