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Coal chief executives were thin on the ground in New York last week, perhaps fearing an onslaught from green groups at the UN’s one-day climate
Tactically, it was a good way to avoid negative headlines. Strategically, it may ...
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 ...
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 ...
The world’s superpowers have finally woken from their climate
That was the message from the UK’s secretary of state for energy and climate
change Ed Davey, speaking on the sidelines of the UN’s climate
summit in New ...
Europe 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 ...
Barack Obama has six months to deliver on the promises he made in a rousing speech at the United Nations climate
change summit, Europe’s climate
action commissioner said.
Obama, in a well-received address on Tuesday, promised the United ...
Chinese and U.S. leaders on Tuesday vowed to promote bilateral cooperation in global response to climate
The pledge was made when Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, who was here to attend the UN climate
summit as Chinese President ...
It’s not that international diplomacy won’t matter, but individual countries are already taking action to reduce carbon emissions for various reasons beyond worries about climate
World leaders gathered at a United Nations summit ...
MALAYSIA is committed to cut carbon emissions but said rich nations should also keep to their promises to deal
with global warming, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said on Tuesday.Speaking at the United Nations summit here on ...
Bill McKibben, founder of the international climate
action group 350.org, will be one of five recipients of this year`s Right Livelihood Awards, when they are presented at the Swedish Parliament in early December, the Stockholm foundation that ...
has pledged for the first time to take firm action on climate
change, telling a UN summit that its emissions, the world's highest, would soon peak.
Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli also said China
would make its economy much more carbon ...
Protesters took to the streets of Manhattan on Sunday to call for global action to address climate
change. The event's organisers estimated that turnout exceeded 300,000, making it one of the largest environmental-related protests in US
World leaders including US
President Barack Obama are holding a summit on climate
change at the United Nations.
The aim at the New York meeting is to galvanise member states to sign up to a comprehensive new global climate
agreement at ...
As world leaders assembled in US
to give a political push to their efforts to deal
change, India is all set to make its 'right to grow' points at the New York Climate
Summit, which was kicked off by the UN secretary-general ...
secretary of state, John Kerry, promised to put climate
change “front and center” of American diplomacy on Monday, raising expectations for this week’s United Nations climate
A day before the first world leaders’ meeting ...
A controversial coal project that threatens Australia`s Great Barrier Reef and the climate
makes no financial sense for investors, say analysts.
Plans for greenfield mines in the Galilee Basin involve building new port terminals near the ...
A potential $112 billion (R1.2 trillion) of coal mine expansion and development to 2025 is uneconomic at current spot coal prices, a report by non-profit financial think tank Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI) said on Monday.
CTI, which ...
surpassed the European 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 ...
change is “hanging like a shadow” over all international development efforts, a top UN official says, as the world body moves to tackle global warming in a landmark summit this week that will see more than 120 heads of state ...
New data on carbon shows that China
's emissions per head of population have surpassed the EU for the first time.
The researchers say that India is also forecast to beat Europe's CO2 output in 2019.
Scientists say that global ...
World carbon dioxide emissions will hit a record high this year, driven by China
's growth and keeping the world far off track from the deep cuts needed to limit climate
change, a study said on Sunday.
More than half of proven fossil fuel ...
Global CO2 emissions reached a record high of 36 billion tonnes in 2013, "eroding the chances" of keeping global warming within internationally recognised safe levels, scientists said today.
The 2.3 per cent growth in emissions seen over ...
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 ...
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