China's emissions overestimated says study

2015-08-19 22:02

The United Nations and other international bodies have vastly overestimated China's greenhouse gas emissions over the last decade or more, according to a new study.

Climate deal lies outside the UN arena

2015-06-12 20:22

The marathon effort to forge a world pact on climate change now hinges on what happens outside the UN arena in the coming months.

Climate deadlines see slow but promising start

2015-04-01 20:04

A rough deadline has seen only 33 out of 195 countries submit pledges for tackling greenhouse gases under UN climate talks scheduled to conclude just over eight months from now.

Key issues to know on Warsaw climate talks 2013

2013-11-08 13:38

With fewer than 800 days left to agree a new UN pact on global warming, climate negotiators gather in Warsaw next week armed with just the haziest outlines of a deal.

Russia blocking climate initiative

2013-06-13 22:08

Europe has mooted a diplomatic push to persuade Russia to stop blocking the laying of vital groundwork for a global pact on climate change.

Gone with the wind - cow fart credits

2013-02-12 22:24

A French cattle feed company has unveiled a novel form of carbon credits aimed at incentivising farmers to stop cows from emitting climate-changing farts.

US 'flexibility' on warming spurs row

2012-08-08 18:33

The United States has run into crossfire after it called for "flexibility" in climate talks, even if this approach could not guarantee meeting the UN's target.

New industrial revolution needed - expert

2011-12-05 17:13

Nothing short of a new energy industrial revolution is going to hold global warming below 2°C, says economist Lord Nicholas Stern.

Rifts emerge at COP 17

2011-11-28 12:35

UN talks on climate change are clouded by signs of a deepening political rift on how to slow the carbon juggernaut.

Fear over delay of climate deal

2011-11-28 09:35

Countries most vulnerable to climate change are alarmed by proposals from rich and major emerging economies to delay a global deal on greenhouse gases.


Marshall Islands pledge emmissions cut

2015-07-19 20:38

The Marshall Islands, a small island country at high risk of climate change-induced sea level rise, has vowed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by a third within a decade.

Paris climate talks may reverse Copenhagen failure

2015-05-26 16:59

A breakthrough international accord to curb global warming is within reach but major hurdles still loom including resistance to a legally binding accord.

Indonesia's disastrous deforestation - new study

2014-06-30 08:19

Satellite images have found that Indonesia's ancient forests, a cradle of biodiversity and a buffer against climate change, have shrunk much faster than thought, scientists say.

Dire warnings as UN climate talks resume

2013-11-08 11:02

UN climate talks will resume in Warsaw amid a slew of warnings about a potentially disastrous rise in greenhouse-gas emissions.

China, US to cut greenhouse emissions

2013-06-12 20:38

Phasing out "super greenhouse gases," which mass emitters China and the United States have agreed to restrict, could curb global warming.

Greenhouse gases before industrialisation

2012-10-03 22:24

Humans were big emitters of greenhouse gases long before the Industrial Revolution, raising worrying questions about the benchmark for measuring global warming.

Kyoto Protocol architect frustrated

2012-05-23 22:03

UN climate talks are going nowhere, as politicians dither or bicker while the pace of warming dangerously speeds up, one of the architects of the Kyoto Protocol says.

Japan on Kyoto Protocol

2011-12-05 13:06

Japan's decision to not be part of any extension of the Kyoto Protocol has caused a lot of disquiet at COP 17 in Durban. André le Roux interviews Japan’s ambassador to SA.

COP 17 talks begin in Durban

2011-11-28 11:21

A 12-day round of UN talks on climate change has begun in Durban, with the Kyoto Protocol and pushing ahead with aid for vulnerable countries topping the bill.

UN climate boss cries, thanks churches

2011-11-27 22:09

The UN climate change boss Christiana Figueres cried when she thanked religious organisations for their contribution to fighting climate change.

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