The COP26 climate talks in Glasgow has agreed to phase out inefficient fossil fuel subsides. But after a last-minute manoeuvre by India, the conference further watered down plans on coal.
In a surprise announcement, China and the US have agreed on climate cooperation over the next decade.
The US president has said the leaders of China and Russia lost world influence by not coming to the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow.
In this guest post, researcher and anti-fracking campaigner Ben Dean argues there should be a change to the law which currently could allow the Chinese to influence shale gas exploration in England.