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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 ...
One of the main objectives of this week’s New York climate summit
was to mobilise finance to tackle climate
change. Slow progress in scaling up finance has been a key bottleneck in negotiating a global climate
The World Bank ...
Over 310,000 people marched last Sunday to call for action on climate
change. The People's Climate
March aimed to press policymakers that would meet two days later at the UN Climate Summit
, a preparation for the next Conference of the Parties ...
This past week was a big one for climate
change. In other ways, of course, it was like every other week for climate
change. It began when hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets, in New York and in 160 countries around the world, to ...
On Tuesday, India’s minister for environment, forests, and climate
change, Prakash Javadekar, scoffed at the idea of the country reducing emissions to counter climate
change. He held the US chiefly responsible for the climate crisis
, and ...
From the Andes to the Amazon, Peru houses some of the world's most spectacular forests. Proud and culturally-diverse indigenous tribes inhabit the interiors of the Peruvian Amazon, including some that have chosen little contact with the outside ...
Hundreds of protesters plan to risk arrest on Monday during an unsanctioned blockade in New York City’s financial district to call attention to what organisers say is Wall Street’s contribution to climate
The Flood Wall Street ...
Hundreds of protesters plan to risk arrest on Monday during an unsanctioned blockade in New York City's financial district to call attention to what organizers say is Wall Street's contribution to climate
The Flood Wall Street ...
The last time so many world leaders gathered to talk about climate
change, it was an unmitigated debacle: the 2009 Copenhagen summit
– intended to chart a international
treaty – collapsed amid a welter of recriminations and set back the effort to ...
World leaders gather in New York this week to tackle a host of crises: the violence Islamic State militants are wreaking in Iraq and Syria, the exponential spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Africa and deadlocked negotiations on Iran's nuclear ...
Given the growing challenges to life on this planet and the concomitant need for policy change and political courage -- notably from climate
change deniers, whether they are governed by profit or political cowardice -- one yearns for ...
President Benigno Aquino III is attending the United Nations Climate Summit
here in New York on Tuesday, September 23, to highlight the risks that vulnerable countries like the Philippines face from climate
Just days before the ...
On Friday morning, I boarded a leaky oyster boat in Connecticut with a captain who can't swim. Our destination: Manhattan, 84 miles down the coast. Mission: don't drown get world leaders to act on climate
If anyone can accomplish ...
Out here in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, climate
change has arrived.In the last year alone, my country has suffered through unprecedented droughts in the north, and the biggest ever king tides in the south; and we have watched the ...
Since the 1980s, the dangerous long-term consequences of largely human-caused climate
disruption have been plainly and forcefully explained to us. Repeatedly, scientists -- generally a conservative lot -- have issued new reports that promise ...
Renewed leadership from Europe on the issues of climate
change and energy could leverage a greater effort from other major economies, according to thinktank IPPR. The organisation describes Europe as being as a “critical juncture” when it comes ...
In a major blow to the United Nation`s upcoming climate
, Chinese President Xi Jinping decided to pull out earlier this week.
That`s according to a Bloomberg article which cites two UN diplomats.
After initially ...
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 ...
For all Angela Merkel's headline-grabbing "green revolution", Germany's image as a world leader on environmental policies is in danger of falling under the shadow of the smoke stack and a cloud of exhaust fumes.
Increasing dependence on ...
A crack in a house’s foundation, if not repaired, can continue to grow, ultimately destabilizing the structure and rendering it uninhabitable. Its occupants must then move to another home. But the world’s population cannot move somewhere else. ...
The recent call from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for "tightening belts" has convinced even optimists that something is deeply wrong with the Russian economy.
No doubt the planned tax increases (introduction of a sales tax and ...
The absence of an international
regime on climate
change has enabled Turkey to enjoy a free ride on a development policy that is careless about emissions, according to an activist. ‘The collapse of the EU process is also the reason why Turkey ...
On Sunday, September 21, I will be with my daughter in New York City, marching with tens of thousands of concerned citizens demanding action on the climate crisis
. The march is timed to build pressure on world leaders and show support for U.N. ...
The U.S. Agency for International
Development and the Rockefeller Foundation are starting a $100 million project to prepare vulnerable communities for climate
-caused humanitarian disasters before they happen.The initiative, which will ...
A spirited press conference in Times Square today launched the People`s Climate
March, the largest climate
action in world history.
Scheduled for Sept. 21 in New York City, the People’s Climate
March will coincide with September’s UN ...