UN chief names choices for top UN environments posts

2016-05-04 12:51

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Norway's former environment and development minister Erik Solheim to head the UN environment agency and his intention to name Mexican ambassador Patricia Espinosa Cantellano to the UN's top climate change p

Climate deadlines see slow but promising start

2015-04-01 20:04

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.

UN climate chief hails US power plant plan

2014-06-02 14:25

The UN' top climate change official is hailing a planned new US regulation to limit pollution blamed for global warming from power plants and says she expects it to spur other countries into action.

Davos push for clean energy

2014-01-22 22:11

At a Davos forum, political and business leaders have pushed for cleaner energy to limit climate change.

'Coal summit' stokes trouble at climate talks

2013-11-14 22:12

Poland has defended a contested "coal summit" that will be staged in Warsaw next week alongside climate talks on curbing Earth-warming fossil fuels.


World must decarbonise - UN climate chief

2015-05-26 22:56

The UN climate chief says a decarbonised world is now irreversible, irrefutable.

Still possible to limit global warming

2014-12-10 08:13

The world still has a chance to limit global warming to safer levels, but time is running out.

UN climate chief urges clean-up of gas industry

2014-04-03 14:48

The UN's climate chief called on the oil and gas industry to make a drastic shift to a clean, low-carbon future or risk having to leave three-quarters of fossil fuel reserves in the ground.

Divisive UN climate talks head into final stretch

2013-11-19 13:01

Government ministers have started arriving in Warsaw for the final stretch of UN climate talks seeking to pave the way to a global deal in 2015 on curbing global warming.

Australian PM denies climate change, fires link

2013-10-23 19:37

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has denied that devastating bushfires in Australia are linked to climate change, saying the United Nations climate chief was "talking through her hat" on the issue.

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