All articles by Nick Ferris

Nick Ferris


Nick Ferris is senior data journalist at Energy Monitor. He has previously worked at The New Statesman, The Independent, Greenpeace Unearthed, and The Straits Times. He is a graduate of the prestigious MA in Investigative Journalism at City University. Contact Nick at: nick.ferris [at]

Why COP28 was the first COP to truly align with climate science

The inclusion of “fossil fuels” in the final cover text of the Global Stocktake made COP28 the first COP to truly align with climate science.

How COP28 accelerated the conversation on coal phase-out

COP28 saw new members of the Powering Past Coal Alliance announced and new early coal retirement mechanisms launched.

Global Stocktake text signalling ‘end of fossil fuels’ is adopted at COP28

COP28 has closed with “fossil fuels” making it into the cover text of a UN climate conference for the first time.

Brazilian biofuels look for an opening at COP28

Brazil’s second-largest ethanol producer is looking to expand its sugarcane and biofuel business by exporting overseas. Nick Ferris reports from COP28 in Dubai.

“17 hours” to save climate conference as UAE publishes new COP28 outcome

Latest draft of COP28 Global Stocktake dubbed “incoherent and dangerous” as language on fossil fuel phaseout is removed.

COP28 focus on energy efficiency an “extraordinary moment”, says top investor

Jonathan Maxwell, CEO and founding partner of Sustainable Development Capital, reveals why he believes COP28’s energy efficiency pledge is its biggest achievement.

Anti-oil and gas alliance strengthens as COP28 negotiations falter

Spain, Kenya and Samoa join the Beyond Oil and Gas Alliance (BOGA), as Australia and Norway pledge to end international fossil fuel finance.

Emirati oil casts an inescapable shadow over climate talks at COP28

GlobalData’s Energy Monitor reports on the latest wrangling over fossil fuels from COP28 in Dubai.

Cautious optimism as ‘fossil fuels’ included in COP28 Global Stocktake draft 

COP28 is set to see countries offer a response to the Global Stocktake synthesis report, published earlier this year, which showed that the world remains well off track from its climate targets.

COP28 opens in Dubai as global temperature set for new record

On the opening day of COP28, the World Meteorological Organization announced that 2023 is “almost certainly” going to be the hottest year on record.