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World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed limits on global warming, a draft U.N. study to be approved this week shows.Government officials and top climate
scientists will ...
The head of the United Nations climate
panel said he hoped its report on the rising threat of climate
change would “jolt people into action”.
The report, released on Monday, is a 2,600-page catalogue of the risks to life and livelihood ...
The two-day spring E.U. summit
meeting in Brussels moved today to consider a proposed 2030 framework for climate
and energy objectives, which the Europe
an Commission presented in January.Much of the result, expected later today, will ...
U.S. President Barack Obama and EU leaders meeting in Brussels this month will throw their combined weight behind tackling climate
change, a document seen by Reuters says, in a show of developed world solidarity on the need for a new global ...
an Union leaders will call for greater efforts to cut reliance on imported gas at a Brussels summit
next week, a draft document shows, underlining their concern about strained relations with dominant energy supplier Russia over ...
For many people around the world this year, the weather has become anything but a topic for small talk. Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, America's record-breaking freeze, California's year-long drought, and flooding in Europe
have put the ...
Germany said an overhaul of the Europe
an Union’s carbon market to automatically tighten supply should begin at the latest in 2016, five years earlier than proposed by the bloc’s regulatory arm.
The 28 EU nations began talks last month on ...
Nations risk repeating the failure of climate
talks in 2009 unless they sign up to mandatory emissions reductions in a treaty to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, according to Bangladesh’s climate
envoy to the United Nations.
“Unless we have ...
Corporate power is the greatest threat to progress on climate
change in Davos.Climate change is high on the agenda as the rich and powerful meet in Davos. UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has asked Davos to deliver bold proposals that ...
The EU will announce climate
change targets for 2030 next week but sharp differences over priorities and an unwillingness to take the lead while global rivals hang back may result in a modest compromise deal
The 2020 programme is widely ...
A draft text for a global climate
change treaty set to be agreed in 2015 will be presented to governments as early as November this year, according to the UN official in charge of negotiations.
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of ...
It is probably a safe bet that very few Americans unwrapping a brand-new iPhone left under their Christmas tree are thinking about its impact on the global climate
.I have some good news for them, and some bad.No, Apple hasn’t ...
Support for voluntary retirement of United Nations carbon credits at last month’s global climate
talks is unlikely to dent a surplus that drove prices to record lows, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
Envoys at the UN Conference ...
A weak deal
at U.N. climate
talks in Warsaw underlines how hard it will be for EU leaders to forge an agreement on 2030 environment and energy goals early next year as some governments and businesses seek to place economics first.
Editor's note: By the end of this century, Earth may be home to 11 billion people, the United Nations has estimated, earlier than previously expected. As part of a week-long series, LiveScience is exploring what reaching this population milestone ...
Bedraggled diplomats returned this morning to the soccer stadium where U.N. climate
change negotiations are being held. They are fully expecting to battle into the night over the best path toward a new 2015 global warming agreement.
It is first time in 19 years of tortuous annual negotiations over targets and timetables for saving the Earth’s climate
from overheating that the non-governmental organizations have felt sufficiently frustrated to take such a ...
Hundreds of people representing civil society groups from across the world have today walked out of the Warsaw Climate Summit
, amid accusations the UN negotiations have been hijacked by lobbyists from the fossil fuel industry seeking to water ...
What is happening in Warsaw?
It is COP19 of the UN Framework Convention on Climate
Change – or, in other words, the latest round of the ongoing United Nations talks aimed at forging a new global agreement on climate
change. The talks ...
Developing nations have launched an impassioned attack on the failure of the world's richest countries to live up to their climate
change pledges in the wake of the disaster in the Philippines.
With more than 3,600 people now believed to ...
This year is the seventh warmest since records began in 1850 and rising sea levels caused by climate
change are aggravating the impact of storms such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on ...
On Monday, the UN climate
talks opened in Warsaw. Significant progress needs to be made during these negotiations, to ensure that we are on track to agreeing an ambitious global deal
to combat climate
change at Paris in 2015.
But the ...
The UN climate
talks opening in Warsaw next week will not be without a touch of irony.
The chair of a high-stakes meeting to roll back greenhouse gases is none other than Poland, one of the world's most ardent users and outspoken ...
A U.N. deadline for countries to pen a new global climate
change agreement in Paris is more than two years away, but already French officials are making the rounds to galvanize world support for the deal
The diplomacy tour quietly began ...
Cuts in EU greenhouse gas emissions have almost reached the 20 percent target set for 2020, official figures showed on Wednesday, stoking a debate on how quickly the bloc should promise deeper cuts.
an Environment Agency (EEA), ...