Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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Despite US president Donald Trump's decision to withdraw his nation from the historic Paris Agreement, analysts say that the Paris Agreement will continue.
A hard-fought pact to stave off worst-case-scenario global warming entered into force on Friday after record-fast ratification by nations reassembling next week for a fresh round of UN climate talks.
The once black-and-white world of climate negotiations for poorer countries has evolved into many shades of gray at talks this week in Paris.
At least 80 world leaders are still expected in Paris on for the opening of global climate talks.
The Marshall Islands, a small island country at high risk of climate change-induced sea level rise, has vowed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by a third within a decade.
A breakthrough international accord to curb global warming is within reach but major hurdles still loom including resistance to a legally binding accord.
Satellite images have found that Indonesia's ancient forests, a cradle of biodiversity and a buffer against climate change, have shrunk much faster than thought, scientists say.
UN climate talks will resume in Warsaw amid a slew of warnings about a potentially disastrous rise in greenhouse-gas emissions.
Phasing out "super greenhouse gases," which mass emitters China and the United States have agreed to restrict, could curb global warming.
Japan's decision to not be part of any extension of the Kyoto Protocol has caused a lot of disquiet at COP 17 in Durban. André le Roux interviews Japan’s ambassador to SA.
G7 energy ministers have failed to reach agreement on a joint statement on climate change after the United States expressed reservations, an Italian minister said.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has launched a war on deforestation, the country's foreign minister has said at the Paris climate talks.
Negotiators charged with saving humanity from a climate catastrophe have unveiled a new draft deal riddled with conflicting proposals after three days of talks.
The United Nations and other international bodies have vastly overestimated China's greenhouse gas emissions over the last decade or more, according to a new study.
The marathon effort to forge a world pact on climate change now hinges on what happens outside the UN arena in the coming months.
A rough deadline has seen only 33 out of 195 countries submit pledges for tackling greenhouse gases under UN climate talks scheduled to conclude just over eight months from now.
With fewer than 800 days left to agree a new UN pact on global warming, climate negotiators gather in Warsaw next week armed with just the haziest outlines of a deal.
Europe has mooted a diplomatic push to persuade Russia to stop blocking the laying of vital groundwork for a global pact on climate change.
A French cattle feed company has unveiled a novel form of carbon credits aimed at incentivising farmers to stop cows from emitting climate-changing farts.
Countries most vulnerable to climate change are alarmed by proposals from rich and major emerging economies to delay a global deal on greenhouse gases.
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