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an leaders were expected to strike a broad climate
change pact obliging the EU as a whole to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40% by 2030.
But key aspects of the deal
that will form a bargaining position for global climate
talks in ...
an Union made headway toward a deal
on a strategy to shift to a low-carbon economy and boost security of energy supplies amid a natural-gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine.Energy and environment ministers from the EU’s 28 ...
an Union plan to label tar sands oil as highly polluting in its fight against climate
change has been abandoned after years of opposition led by major producer Canada.A proposal published by the Europe
an Commission on Tuesday ...
The United Nations Climate Summit
in New York last week passed with many promises, but no firm pledges. Most notably, China’s vice-premier Zhang Gaoli promised his country would peak its carbon dioxide emissions “as soon as possible,” and ...
should only push ahead with its planned cuts to carbon emissions if the rest of the world agrees to a global climate
at a crunch summit
in Paris next year, according to the EU’s energy chief.
Next month, EU leaders are ...
China surpassed the Europe
an Union in pollution levels per capita for the first time last year, propelling the greenhouse gases that cause global warming to a record.
Each person in China produced 7.2 tons of carbon dioxide on average ...
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate
change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide.
The People's Climate
March is campaigning for curbs on carbon emissions, ahead of the UN ...
Behind all the fanfare around this week's UN Climate Summit
, which will bring 120 heads of state to New York on Tuesday, looms one big question: Will the nations of the world agree on a path to avoid the most dangerous consequences of climate
The desolate stretch of Highway 133 crests a Rocky Mountain pass and settles into a valley where some of the world's most valuable coal is located -- and the landowner is the US taxpayer.
If there is a "war on coal' by President Obama, ...
The first thing to know about the U.N. Climate Summit
is that it's not a part of the formal global climate
Except it sort of is. By bringing together more than 100 heads of state in New York on Sept. 23, along with ...
While the effects of climate
change on the environment are gaining wide attention, there's a lack of awareness about the impact on human health. The WHO's Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum tells DW how both can be adressed.
DW: How much of a ...
This week, Germany hosted the fifth Petersberg Climate
Dialogue in preparation for the Climate
Change Conference in Peru at the end of this year. Christoph Bals from Germanwatch gives his verdict on how the talks went.
DW: What were the ...
After almost a decade of heated political debate, Australia has become the world's first developed nation to repeal carbon laws that put a price on greenhouse-gas emissions.In a vote that could highlight the difficulty in implementing ...
For decades, Asian leaders largely ignored climate
change. It's a Western problem, we said. They caused the problem by dumping greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere; let them clean it up. Instead, we Asian leaders focused on reducing poverty by ...
will benefit as much as Africa, if it uses its public purse to fund climate
mitigation and adaptation measures in the developing world, the UN Environment Programme's executive director has told EurActiv.
Achim Steiner was ...
Tim Jackson, professor of sustainable development at the University of Surrey in Britain, uses a nifty back-of-the-envelope calculation to underscore the challenge of giving the world’s poor a shot at prosperity while preventing a global climate
No longer dominated by the traditional “Big Green” groups that were taking big donations from corporate polluters, the new environmental movement is broader, more assertive and more creative. With extreme energy extraction and climate
China's massive pollution problems have given rise to a new force of environmental campaigners, with double the number of Chinese identifying themselves as environmentalists compared to Europe
and the US, new research finds.
In China, the world's biggest polluter, about 64 percent of people identify themselves as environmentalists, more than double that of Europe
and the United States, a report published on Wednesday showed.
The survey by Dutch research ...
Days after the U.N.-backed climate
change panel of scientists urged a radical shift toward wind and solar energy to slow accelerating greenhouse-gas pollution, U.S. state attorneys general on Wednesday focused on ramped-up production of fossil ...
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 ...