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World hurtling to climate danger zone, brakes half-pulled

April 4, 2022 9:11:53 pm

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change revealed "a litany of broken climate promises” by governments and corporations, accusing them of stoking global warming by clinging to harmful fossil fuels.

Climate change impact far greater, frequent and disruptive than previously understood: IPCC report

March 1, 2022 5:49:35 am

The IPCC, a global body of scientists that makes periodic reviews of climate science, on Monday released the second part of its sixth assessment report.

Alaska records highest ever December temperature

December 29, 2021 12:25:37 pm

Normally, December is a dry month in interior Alaska because the usually frigid air cannot hold much moisture.

‘If it rains, they will eat. If it doesn’t, they won’t’: Changing climate parches Afghanistan, exacerbating poverty

December 23, 2021 9:32:54 pm

🔴 The severe drought, now in its second year, has dramatically worsened the already desperate situation in the country.

A slow-motion climate disaster: the spread of barren land

December 3, 2021 1:55:51 pm

🔴Desertification is a natural disaster playing out in slow motion in areas that are home to a half-billion people, from northern China and North Africa to remote Russia and the American Southwest.

Air pollution killed over 300,000 in EU in 2019: report

November 15, 2021 6:32:52 pm

New air quality guidelines from the WHO could have saved the lives of almost 180,000 people in 2019, the EU has said.

Good COP, bad COP? Takeaways from the new UN climate deal

November 14, 2021 8:36:01 am

The focus of the Glasgow talks was not to forge a new treaty but to finalize the one agreed to in Paris six years ago and to build on it by further curbing greenhouse gas emissions, bending the temperature curve closer to levels that don't threaten human civilization.

Countries adopt Glasgow Climate Pact after India, China force amendment on coal reference

November 15, 2021 1:13:07 am

“This is just a very small step forward. The pace is extremely slow. We are moving in inches when we need to gallop in miles,” said Harjeet Singh, senior advisor with Climate Action Network International, a large group of NGOs working in climate space.

COP26: Time runs out, issues unresolved, no agreement yet

November 13, 2021 7:19:07 am

Several issues that were supposed to be wrapped up here, including those related to finance and rules for the establishment of a new carbon market, remain unresolved.

Glasgow summit: hits and misses from COP26 climate meet

November 12, 2021 3:31:27 pm

Here are some of the highlights from the 26th edition of United Nations Climate Change conference in Scotland.

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Climate finance isn’t charity, says Bhupender Yadav at COP26

November 11, 2021 1:17:46 pm

India recently announced it would stop adding greenhouse gases to the atmosphere by 2070, two decades after the "net zero" target set by the U.S. and 10 years after that of China.

COP26: China, US announce plan to work together to cut down methane emissions

November 12, 2021 12:27:07 am

In a joint statement, the two countries said that they considered “increased action to control and reduce such emissions to be a matter of necessity” in the 2020s.

Define adaptation goal, deliver on pre-2020 promises: BASIC countries

November 11, 2021 7:18:50 am

“… developed countries must… initiate, at COP26, deliberations on a formal, transparent and open process for setting a new collective quantified goal on finance under the Paris Agreement…,” a statement from the BASIC countries said.

USA joins International Solar Alliance as 101st member country

November 11, 2021 7:04:16 am

The US becomes the 101st country to sign the framework agreement of the ISA to catalyse global energy transition through a solar-led approach, according to the statement.

In France, the people the climate summit forgot

November 10, 2021 1:19:25 pm

For President Emmanuel Macron, facing an election in April, the transition to clean energy has become a delicate subject.

The world needs to quit oil and gas. Africa has an idea: rich countries first

November 10, 2021 11:16:57 am

Many African countries have an abundance of natural gas or other fossil fuels, and they argue forcefully that the rest of the world doesn’t have a right to tell them not to use it.

Africa, India call for $1.3 tn per year in climate finance from rich nations

November 10, 2021 12:02:11 pm

The developing countries have also demanded that climate finance must be clearly defined, so that it is not mixed up with other kinds of existing financial flows.

Tuvalu's Minister for Justice, Communication & Foreign Affairs Simon Kofe gives a COP26 statement while standing in the ocean in Funafuti

Tuvalu minister stands in sea to film COP26 speech to show climate change

November 9, 2021 7:12:18 pm

Pacific Island leaders have demanded immediate action, pointing out that the very survival of their low-lying countries is at stake.

COP26: Whom should developing countries bill for climate impacts?

November 9, 2021 5:36:37 pm

The countries hit hardest by climate change want loss and damage to be on the agenda. Will rich polluters listen?

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Emerging markets needs climate cash. How will they get it?

November 9, 2021 4:49:09 pm

Here are some of the institutions, funds and other mechanisms that could help

More than 40 nations pledge to cut emissions from their health industries

November 9, 2021 2:46:40 pm

The health care sector accounts for almost 5% of global carbon dioxide emissions. If it were a country, it would be the fifth largest emitter.

In Canada, world’s first patient diagnosed with ‘climate change’

November 12, 2021 1:34:01 pm

The patient was struggling to breathe after the recent wildfires in Kootenays worsened her asthma, reported Canada's Times Colonist newspaper.

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India raises finance concern as COP 26 enters second week

November 9, 2021 7:07:56 am

Lack of finance is not something new at this COP. It has persisted ever since the climate negotiations began.

Ministers return to negotiating tables as Week 2 of Glasgow climate conference begins

November 8, 2021 8:29:50 am

US President Barack Obama, who played a key role in getting the Paris Agreement finalized in 2015, will be attending the COP26 summit on Monday.

After Week 1, progress on warming but key climate talks still frozen

After Week 1, progress on warming but key climate talks still frozen

November 8, 2021 7:49:29 am

Over 100 countries came together to make a potentially game-changing pledge to cut methane emissions by at least 30 per cent by 2030. Another set of 100 countries promised to halt and reverse deforestation by 2030.