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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 ...
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.