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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.
Britain and Canada, meanwhile, announced a new alliance aimed at encouraging countries to phase out the use of coal to curb climate change.
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.
Announcing Judith Garber's participation, the State Department emphasised that the Trump administration's position on the climate-rescue Paris Agreement "remains unchanged".
Washington's presence is not universally appreciated, especially after White House officials hosted a sideline event Monday defending the continued use of fossil fuels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.