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.

Britain makes climate pledge

2012-12-05 10:21

Britain has become the first country at UN climate talks in Doha to pledge money to help poor countries deal with global warming as negotiators battled to thrash out a funding deal.

2 500 cops for climate conference

2011-11-25 20:34

South Africa will deploy 2 500 police officers to the UN climate talks starting in Durban, ready to stamp out any violent protests, the police minister has warned.

Global climate deal goals shifted

2011-10-09 19:36

With just weeks to go before UN talks on climate change open in Durban, negotiators have shifted their goal from striking a historic deal to ensuring that the global system survives.


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.

'Record-setting' change in warming Arctic: report

2011-12-02 14:00

An international team of 121 scientists has found "record-setting" change in the Arctic linked to global warming, including melting ice, warming waters and changing wind patterns.

Cosatu: Rich nations must pay

2011-11-19 21:24

Developed nations have to pay for damage to the environment as part of a just transition to low carbon economies, Cosatu says.

Reality campaign kicks off

2011-09-15 16:38

An internet campaign spearheaded by former US vice president Al Gore to raise awareness about climate change has begun airing its day-long broadcast around the world.

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