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.

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.

'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.

Stand up against climate change

2009-12-30 14:15

Women are making their voices heard to call for action against climate change. Will you do the same?


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.

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.

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.

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.

Stand up against climate change

2009-12-18 11:32

Women are making their voices heard to call for action against climate change. Will you do the same?

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