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November 9, 2015 4:57 pm

In its annual report, the World Meteorological Organization said concentrations of CO2, methane and nitrous oxide once again broke records in 2014.

October 8, 2015 8:32 am

"It is just the right moment to introduce carbon taxes," Lagarde said at the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Lima, Peru.

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September 17, 2015 2:39 pm

The Like Minded Developing Countries (LMDCs) is a formal negotiating group that includes China, India, Malaysia and Indonesia

August 21, 2015 10:15 am

Merkel and Rousseff focused mainly on environmental cooperation during a 24-hour visit by the German leader that was also aimed at boosting trade and investment in Brazil's stagnant economy.

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August 4, 2015 11:45 am

"President Obama's leadership by example is essential for bringing other key countries on board and securing a universal, durable and meaningful agreement in Paris in December."

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July 22, 2015 9:31 am

The climax of Tuesday's session was the afternoon audience with Francis, who has become a hero to the environmental movement, to focus world attention on climate change and its effects on the poor.

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July 13, 2015 10:21 pm

The study also warned around 750 million people in South Asia could face extreme water shortage, or 1.8 billion people could face chronic water shortage by 2050, due to population growth.

June 22, 2015 1:46 am

France is also acutely conscious of the fact that the previous such move had backfired and Copenhagen meeting had ended in a failure.

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 29, 2013 file photo, Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican through a throng of people carrying umbrellas for the rain. Francis is issuing an encyclical on the environment and climate change by the end of June 2015 with an eye toward the end-of-year U.N. climate change conference in Paris. While previous popes have made strong moral and theological arguments in favor of environmental protection, Francis will be the first to address global warming in such a high-level teaching document. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
June 11, 2015 6:01 pm

On the whole, the church's environmental message has been articulated for years, though it has gotten lost in other issues.

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June 9, 2015 9:50 pm

"By 2100 we expect 130 to 160 gigatonnes of carbon released into the atmosphere," Natali told journalists in Bonn.

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June 6, 2015 5:40 pm

Climate is one of the key topics on the agenda at a G7 meeting in a Bavarian castle starting on Sunday.

June 1, 2015 1:06 pm

Achieving the 2C target has been the driving force for climate negotiators and scientists, who say it is the limit beyond which the world will suffer ever worsening floods, droughts, storms and rising seas.

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May 23, 2015 1:36 pm

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the pledge at a meeting with Pacific island nations in Iwaki in northern Japan.

May 7, 2015 5:19 pm

Figueres said technological advances were the first of several factors that had created "a very changed political environment."

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April 18, 2015 4:47 pm

US President Barack Obama said today that climate change poses the world's biggest single threat.

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April 9, 2015 9:20 pm

Tokyo will set a target of cutting gas emissions "by at least 20 per cent by 2030, from 2005 levels."

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March 3, 2015 3:40 pm

It said that the health impact of climate change on the EU's 500 million citizens is "expected to worsen.''

February 27, 2015 2:00 pm

Water pours into the sea- 130 billion tons of ice per year for the past decade, according to NASA.

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February 10, 2015 1:14 pm

"It is important to ensure that the enhanced provision of resources to developing countries for climate change and environmental concerns is additional."

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January 12, 2015 2:06 pm

Volcanoes may have caused cooling of 0.05 degrees to 0.12 degrees Celsius since 2000.

December 14, 2014 9:58 pm

"As a text it's not perfect, but it includes the positions of the parties," said the Manuel Pulgar-Vidal.

December 14, 2014 9:49 am

Resolution of several contentious issues were still not in sight and negotiators were planning for another full night of negotiations.

December 13, 2014 6:12 am

COP president tells participants they have not come just to enjoy the city, must ‘take decisions’

December 12, 2014 10:55 am

Kerry also took a swipe at the US politicians who continue to deny that climate change and its devastating effects are real.

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December 12, 2014 10:57 am

We don't have anything in the works of the kind we were involved in with China, said US lead climate negotiator Todd Stern.

December 12, 2014 10:53 am

India has largely preferred to play a wait and watch game to see how the negotiations are playing out.

December 7, 2014 6:24 pm

The amount is roughly equivalent to the emissions produced by the entire state of Kiribati in 6 months.

December 12, 2014 10:46 am

Each country has to report by next year what it intends to do to contribute to the fight against climate change.

November 16, 2014 12:42 am

40 pc of Denmark’s power is renewable, more than anywhere else. Challenge is to market it.

September 24, 2014 10:51 am

Obama pressed other countries to follow US' lead on the issue of climate change.

September 22, 2014 11:22 am

Speaking to journalists after walking in the rally, Ban said the world needs to "galvanize our action" and harness the people's "power to change."

July 28, 2014 11:06 am

Over the past 6 years, the U.S. has cut consumption by 195 million tons as power plants have burned cheaper natural gas instead.

July 9, 2014 2:28 pm

China's Xie Zhenhua said China should not be subject to the same rules for greenhouse gas emissions as the U S.

July 1, 2014 2:35 pm

France will host the World Climate Conference next year.

June 27, 2014 5:44 pm

All of that adds to more carbon dioxide and it starts compounding. So this is something the Americans have to deal with, he said.

June 26, 2014 12:31 pm

Folks will tell you climate change is a hoax, or a fad, or a plot. It's a liberal plot, Obama said