Russian wildfires put key climate resource at risk

2016-07-22 14:26

Russia's practice of leaving massive wildfires to burn out of control in sprawling stretches of Siberia puts at risk a key global resource for absorbing climate-warming emissions: its trees.

Australian mangrove die-off blamed on climate change

2016-07-11 10:49

Thousands of hectares of mangroves in Australia's remote north have died, scientists say, with climate change the likely cause.

8 lessons from climate calamity and why Paris worked

2015-12-14 07:00

It took years of careful planning by the United Nations and the 195 countries involved to reach the historic deal on climate change agreed in Paris.

France to pare side events at Paris climate talks

2015-11-16 14:21

Upcoming UN climate talks in Paris will focus on the negotiations, and "a whole series" of side events will be cancelled, the French prime minister has said.

Electricity bosses reach out to governments

2015-10-11 16:45

Heads of 11 companies that generate a third of the world's electricity are urging governments to agree on clear, long-term policies regarding lower-carbon energy.

China puts $6trn price tag on its climate plan

2015-06-24 08:47

It will cost China over $6trn to meet the greenhouse gas reduction goals it will lay out later this month in its strategy for United Nations climate negotiations.

UK firms urge govt action on climate change

2015-06-10 12:15

UK companies have urged the government to take decisive action to fight climate change and build a low-carbon economy in a letter to Prime Minster David Cameron.

UN climate efforts not good enough - minister

2015-06-01 10:01

Efforts spearheaded by the United Nations to reach a global deal to fight climate change are "inadequate", says a French minister in a sign of growing frustration.

Energy divestment campaigns a 'red herring' - Shell CEO

2015-05-21 20:00

Royal Dutch Shell Chief Executive Ben van Beurden has slammed as a "red herring" calls for investors to divest from energy companies as part of the fight against climate change.

Global CO2 levels reach new record

2015-05-07 16:43

In another ominous sign of human-caused climate change, US government scientists say global carbon dioxide concentrations have reached a new monthly record of 400 parts per million.


EU eyes rich north in sharing greenhouse-gas targets

2016-07-20 16:18

The EU has unveiled national targets for cutting greenhouse gases by 2030, placing the burden on richer northern countries including exit-bound Britain to help meet the bloc's UN goal.

Expect more unhealthy ozone days

2016-04-21 17:59

A warming planet means more hot days than before, and the phenomenon could cause three to nine more days per year when ozone levels are unhealthy by the 2050s.

Obama: World has 'met the moment' with climate pact

2015-12-13 11:58

President Barack Obama said the new global climate agreement "offers the best chance we have to save the one planet we have" and credited his administration as being a driving force behind the deal.

Farting, belching cows implicated in global warming

2015-11-04 07:45

Ruminant animals emit methane, a gas that is more than 20 times more efficient than carbon dioxide in trapping the sun's heat.

Study urges 10 climate actions to curb warming, lift GDP

2015-07-07 17:08

More efficient energy use and investments in greener cities are among 10 measures that can help the world to slow global warming while also spurring economic growth.

Weak climate plans may result in high temperature

2015-06-15 14:12

Countries' pledges for greenhouse gas cuts will fail to achieve a peak in energy-related emissions by 2030, and may result in a temperature rise of 2.6 degrees Celsius.

Investors need climate change shift - study

2015-06-05 09:27

Most investors need to make a significant behavioural shift and start factoring climate change into their portfolio risk management, a study has found.

Markets 'ignore climate impacts at their peril'

2015-05-29 09:06

Financial markets have yet to grasp the urgency of investing in measures to protect businesses and people from climate change, say experts.

India, China commit to work together on climate change

2015-05-15 12:37

China and India, the world's number one and number three greenhouse gas emitters, projected a united front on climate change with a rare joint statement that asked rich countries to step up efforts to reduce global carbon emissions.

Limited climate change accord likely - expert

2015-02-16 07:00

Encouraging progress at climate change talks points to the likelihood of an overall accord being reached at the Paris conference in December.

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