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UN climate talks wrap up as US stands firm on fossil fuels

UN negotiations on implementing the Paris climate change agreement wrap up Friday after two weeks of talks that were slowed down by the United States defending the use of fossil fuels.

published on : 17th November 2017

Envoy says US to keep fighting greenhouse gas emissions

Britain and Canada, meanwhile, announced a new alliance aimed at encouraging countries to phase out the use of coal to curb climate change.

published on : 17th November 2017

World leaders plead for climate action at UN forum

UN chief Antonio Guterres, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Merkel led the diplomatic push in Bonn, but it was a small boy with a big smile who got the message across.

published on : 16th November 2017

US official to defend Trump stance at UN climate talks in Bonn

Announcing Judith Garber's participation, the State Department emphasised that the Trump administration's position on the climate-rescue Paris Agreement "remains unchanged".

published on : 16th November 2017

With Trump absent, Merkel, Macron to front diplomatic push at UN climate talks

Washington's presence is not universally appreciated, especially after White House officials hosted a sideline event Monday defending the continued use of fossil fuels.

published on : 15th November 2017

Syria signs up to Paris Agreement, US lone outsider

Syria has officially signed up to the Paris Agreement, the UN said Tuesday, leaving the United States as the only country to reject the global climate-rescue pact.

published on : 14th November 2017

Environmentalists take Norway to court over Arctic drilling

The plaintiffs accuse Norway of violating the COP 21 Paris accord and a section of the constitution amended in 2014 that guarantees the right to a healthy environment. 

published on : 14th November 2017

Climate change pushing Earth toward risky 'tipping points': report

As climate change drives up temperatures, Earth comes ever closer to dangerous 'tipping points' that could accelerate global warming beyond our capacity to reign it in.

published on : 14th November 2017

Under Trump, US to miss Paris climate commitments: report

The United States will fail to meet its commitments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris climate treaty, according to a report released today at UN negotiations in Bonn.

published on : 12th November 2017

United Nations chief says USD 100 billion climate fund far from guaranteed

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said a USD 100 billion annual funds to help developing countries tackle climate change was crucial to achieve the goals of the Paris climate deal.

published on : 11th November 2017

Developing world says rich nations shirking on climate

The treaty, inked outside the French capital in 2015, calls on the world to cap global warming at "well below" two degrees Celsius and even 1.5 C if possible.

published on : 10th November 2017

EU agrees to reform world's largest carbon market

The EU struck a deal Thursday to overhaul Europe's carbon market after 2021, hailing it as a key step toward meeting its pledges to cut greenhouse gases under the Paris climate agreement.

published on : 9th November 2017

Syria not invited to Paris climate talks despite joining accord

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad joins US President Donald Trump in being omitted from the list of around 100 leaders invited to Paris to curb global warming.

published on : 9th November 2017

Donald Trump 'not invited' to Paris climate summit

US President Donald Trump is not among the around 100 heads of state and government invited to next month's climate summit in Paris, a French presidential aide said today.

published on : 7th November 2017

A year on, Trump tests limit of UK 'special relationship'

Trump's split with the international community over the Iran nuclear deal, his war-of-words with North Korea and his withdrawal from the Paris climate accord have strained relations.

published on : 5th November 2017
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