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.

UK pledges $1.1bn to UN Green Climate Fund

2014-11-20 16:54

Britain has pledged up to $1.13bn to a United Nations fund to help poor nations cope with global warming, the government says.

Drowning polar bears scientist gets $100k settlement

2013-12-05 10:29

A scientist whose observations of drowned polar bears helped galvanise the global warming movement has retired as part of a settlement with a federal agency he says tried to silence him.

Sea ice loss, greenhouse records smashed

2013-08-06 21:17

The world lost record amounts of Arctic sea ice in 2012 and spewed out all-time high levels of greenhouse gases from fossil fuel burning, international climate scientists say.

US, China agree on HFSs

2013-06-09 11:17

US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, have agreed to co-operate in fighting climate change by cutting the use of hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs.


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.

Women unite against climate change to save their communities

2015-01-16 12:51

These women stand together against against coal mining and climate change, all to protect their homes and humanity as a whole.

UN's carbon role questioned

2014-04-25 15:06

The UN body tasked with channelling billions of dollars to cutting emissions is under growing scrutiny as its once booming investment programme dries up.

Climate change pact wins US support

2013-09-08 12:44

A new Pacific regional pact calling for aggressive action to combat climate change has achieved a "major accomplishment" by gaining US support.

Climate change 'screaming' for action

2013-06-23 22:21

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged the world to ramp up action on climate change, saying that changing weather patterns posed major costs to the planet.

Scientists explore future tropical rainfall

2013-05-20 08:40

A new study, looks to the past to learn about the future of tropical climate change.

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