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China appears ready to set a more ambitious climate
change pledge by moving up the timeline for peaking its carbon emissions and opening the possibility of sending money to other countries to take action, according to EU sources close to the ...
an Union ministers are seeking an ambitious, durable and legally binding deal
to curb global warming, enforced through five-yearly reviews, a draft of their position statement for U.N. climate
talks shows.EU environment ministers ...
The encyclical on the environment that Pope Francis released on Thursday is as much an indictment of the global economic order as it is an argument for the world to confront climate
change.It offers blistering criticism of 21st-century ...
Leaders of the world's major industrial democracies resolved on Monday to wean their energy-hungry economies off carbon fuels, marking a major step in the battle against global warming that raises the chances of a U.N. climate deal
later this ...
G7 leaders appear to be edging towards agreeing on an historic target to wipe out greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the century.
Talks on climate
change ran late into Sunday night as officials debated a variety of carbon cutting ...
France sought Monday to breathe life into talks for a UN climate
pact, urging countries to forge a "pre-agreement" weeks before they meet to seal the deal
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius warned against temptations to ...
More urgent and ambitious action is needed if the world wants to meet its commitment of limiting the rise in average global temperatures to two degrees Celsius, the leaders of Germany and France said on Tuesday.
Addressing environment ...
Turkey is planning to double its coal power capacity in four years, the third largest investment in the polluting fossil fuel in the world, health campaigners have warned.
The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) today called on the ...
Over the course of this year, Pope Francis will ramp up his foray into the politically charged debate for action on climate
change. It begins unofficially with Tuesday’s Vatican summit
, co-hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. ...
The world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters, including China and the US, have questioned the credibility of Australia's climate
change targets and "direct action" policy in a list of queries to the Abbott government.
In the latest sign ...
China is poised to overtake the United States as the main cause of man-made global warming since 1990, the benchmark year for U.N.-led action, in a historic shift that may raise pressure on Beijing to act.
China's cumulative greenhouse ...
With 250 days to go until the end of the Paris climate summit
, Flint – who was shadow energy secretary in the last parliament – has raised concerns that current plans submitted by countries do not go far enough to stop a 2C rise in global ...
an Union on Friday submitted its formal promise on how much it will cut greenhouse gas emissions to the United Nations ahead of climate
change talks starting in November and called on the United States and China to follow its ...
French President François Hollande’s state visit a few days ago to the Philippines--one of the countries most vulnerable to climate
change will have a strong historic gesture to environmentalists and a world traumatized by devastating climate
I became UK energy and climate
change secretary in February 2012 – that makes me the longest serving minister with this portfolio for 25 years. In this time, I have learned one lesson above all else: you can only make real progress on climate
Oil prices have fallen by more than half since July. Just five years ago, such a plunge in fossil fuels would have put the renewable-energy industry on bankruptcy watch. Today: Meh.Here are seven reasons why humanity’s transition to ...
an Union will exert "maximum pressure" to extract by June at the latest pledges from major economies to cut greenhouse-gas emissions, a document seen by Reuters says.
Mindful of the failure of its 2009 climate summit
At a news conference wrapping up President Obama's visit in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was asked whether he felt pressure from his guest to make a big pledge about tackling climate
change, as China did a few months ago.
Last year was Earth's hottest on record in new evidence that people are disrupting the climate
by burning fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the air, two U.S. government agencies said on Friday.
The White House said the ...
Record-breaking temperatures scorched the planet last year, making 2014 the hottest in more than a century and raising new concerns about global warming, US government scientists said Friday.
The much-anticipated report by scientists at ...
While the world’s fossil fuel reserves are already limited, new research published in Nature magazine argues that these energy sources should already be out of commission, in order to salvage a 50% chance of stopping global warming. EurActiv ...
The differences between how the developed and developing countries view their responsibilities will hinder agreement at the UN Climate
Change Conference in Paris, unless top political leaders provide the momentum needed to drive the talks, says ...
With yet another United Nations-hosted climate
change conference making very little real progress, a near miracle will be required if countries are to reach a meaningful and binding global agreement on carbon emissions in Paris next ...
The path to a climate deal
in Paris a year from now is littered with obstacles, foremost among them how to differentiate between what industrialized nations led by the U.S. will do to cut fossil-fuel pollution, and what commitments developing ...
The U.S. and other nations were applauding this weekend's climate
change agreement on Monday, but the deal
's difficult negotiations showed all too clearly the major hurdles that lie ahead as officials try to reach a much more sweeping pact next ...