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Climate change moving world into ‘uncharted territory’: UN

November 9, 2015 4:57:28 pm

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

Now ‘right moment’ for carbon tax: IMF chief

October 8, 2015 8:32:20 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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After ‘Like Minded Developing Countries’ meet, prospects for climate change negotiations ‘minimalist’

October 7, 2016 5:04:05 pm

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

Germany and Brazil join forces on climate change action

August 21, 2015 10:15:25 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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Climate change: UN chief Ban Ki-moon welcomes Barack Obama’s plan

August 4, 2015 11:45:01 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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World mayors at Vatican urge ‘bold climate agreement’

July 22, 2015 9:31:04 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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Global warming may eat up USD 200 billion crops globally by 2050: Study

July 13, 2015 10:21:58 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.

Paris climate summit: France wants a pre-meet on deal outline

June 22, 2015 1:46:57 am

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

Before Francis, long line of popes voiced environment alarm

June 11, 2015 6:01:36 pm

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

Scientists warn of a vicious global warming cycle, raise permafrost alarm at UN climate talks

June 9, 2015 9:50:35 pm

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

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Merkel wants G7 to commit to 2-degree global warming goal

June 6, 2015 5:40:54 pm

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

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UN climate deal in Paris may be graveyard for 2C goal

June 1, 2015 1:06:55 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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Japan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nations

May 23, 2015 1:36:03 pm

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

UN climate chief says technology has changed carbon politics

May 7, 2015 5:19:55 pm

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

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Obama says ‘no greater threat to planet than climate change’

April 18, 2015 4:47:14 pm

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

Japan to pledge 20 pc greenhouse gas cut: report

April 9, 2015 9:20:25 pm

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

EU report calls for more effort to meet environmental goals

March 3, 2015 3:40:01 pm

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

The big melt: Antarctica’s retreating ice may re-shape Earth

February 27, 2015 2:00:12 pm

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

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Ensure resources to developing nations on climate change: India

February 10, 2015 1:14:26 pm

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

Volcanic eruptions partly behind ‘warming hiatus’

January 12, 2015 2:06:44 pm

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

Deal reached at UN climate talks in Peru

December 14, 2014 9:58:24 pm

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

Climate talks stares at another long-drawn night in Lima

December 14, 2014 9:49:29 am

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

After dressing down, countries finally get to work

December 13, 2014 6:12:36 am

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

UN climate talks: John Kerry appeals to all to share burden of climate change

December 12, 2014 10:55:00 am

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

No bilateral climate deal with India during Obama’s visit, says US

December 12, 2014 10:57:59 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.