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.

Budget battle at UN climate forum

2011-06-16 10:07

Administrators tasked with running the UN's talks on climate change have put out the begging bowl to help implement deals that in theory could reach a hundred billion dollars a year.

Climate talks will miss Kyoto deadline

2011-06-06 20:08

UN talks have run out of time to meet a December 2012 deadline to put in place a binding successor to the Kyoto Protocol on curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

SA to host 2011 climate talks

2009-12-09 18:08

South Africa will host the 17th conference of parties under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2011.


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.

Greenhouse gas emissions increasing

2011-06-06 21:08

Climate negotiators are seeking ways to make industrial countries continue reducing greenhouse gas emissions after their current commitment expires next year.

75 nations set emission targets

2010-03-31 18:34

Seventy-five countries accounting for more than 80% of greenhouse gases from energy use have filed pledges to cut or curb carbon emissions, the UN climate convention has said.

Who's the 'Fossil of the Day'?

2009-12-08 09:52

It began 10 years ago as a small-scale touch of satire: a wee plastic T Rex and a lump of coal, awarded to the nation deemed to have done most to have held up, diluted or sabotaged world climate talks.

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