UN climate fund passes financing threshold with Japan deal

2015-05-21 14:29

The UN’s fund for climate aid to developing countries says it now has enough cash to kick off projects before a key climate summit in Paris.

Al Gore confident in global climate deal

2015-05-18 21:21

Al Gore is confident about the global deal to fight climate change at the landmark Paris conference.

G7 ministers upbeat on Paris climate deal

2015-05-12 21:21

Energy ministers from the Group of Seven industrial nations say there is unprecedented consensus among them on the urgency of limiting climate change.

Australia PM advisor: Climate change a UN ruse to create new world order

2015-05-08 08:41

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's top business advisor has claimed climate change was a ruse encouraged by the United Nations to create a new authoritarian world order under its control.

Republican gets JFK courage award for climate stance

2015-05-04 10:35

Republican Bob Inglis has received the John F Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for reversing his position on climate change despite the predictable political fallout that helped cost him his seat in Congress.

Climate change could push a sixth of species to extinction - study

2015-04-30 22:04

Climate change could drive up to a sixth of animals and plants on Earth to extinction unless governments cut rising greenhouse gas emissions, according to a US study.

California touts aggressive plan to reduce greenhouse gases

2015-04-29 21:01

California would aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 under a plan announced by Governor Jerry Brown that steps up the state's previously established target.

US will 'set an example for world' on climate change: Kerry

2015-04-29 13:30

The United States intends to 'set an example for the world' in fighting climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry says, adding that the issue is a US foreign policy priority.

Chill in the air as Arctic nations meet

2015-04-24 20:11

Ministers from Arctic nations have gathered in northern Canada to shine a spotlight on one of the planet's most remote regions.

Top experts call for zero-carbon world by 2050

2015-04-22 10:00

A group of top international experts has urged governments to stick to their promises to combat climate change and said the aim should be to create a "zero-carbon society" by 20150.


French, German leaders appeal for end to use of fossil fuels

2015-05-19 13:34

The leaders of France and Germany urged the world to 'decarbonise', to completely phase out use of fossil fuels this century as pressure grows to end carbon-dioxide emissions.

Antarctic ice shelf a few years from disintegration

2015-05-15 07:46

The last intact section of one of Antarctica's mammoth ice shelves is weakening fast and will likely disintegrate completely in the next few years, contributing further to rising sea levels, a Nasa study says.

Start now for cheaper carbon-free growth - World Bank - TRFN

2015-05-12 07:52

Countries around the world can move their economies onto a path that cuts net emissions of climate-changing gases to zero at an affordable cost but they should start now, the World Bank says.

Carbon plans inadequate, study warns

2015-05-04 17:00

Pledges made by countries to slash carbon emissions are deeply inadequate to take them down to safe levels by 2030 and put the brakes on global warming.

Nasa fights proposal to slash climate budget

2015-05-01 08:38

Nasa has pushed back against a congressional proposal to slash more than $300m in funding from its branch focused on climate issues.

US and Japan miss deadline for UN green climate fund

2015-04-30 19:53

The US and Japan will miss a UN deadline to firm up promises to provide billions of dollars for a new UN fund intended to help developing nations tackle global warming, the fund says.

Norway's finance minister doubts global warming is man-made

2015-04-29 19:53

Norway's finance minister says she has doubts that global warming is man-made.

UN chief praises pope for framing climate in moral terms

2015-04-28 12:42

The UN chief has praised Pope Francis for framing climate change as an urgent moral imperative.

Obama warns of damage from climate neglect

2015-04-23 10:44

President Barack Obama has warned of growing damage from climate change, saying the problem can no longer be denied.

White House releases energy plan

2015-04-21 22:35

The White House has released a four-year energy plan designed to fight climate change, modernize power plants and find other ways to ensure the nation a steady supply of safe energy.

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