bonn climate change conference

Climate summit goes slow and steady but King Coal looms

Climate summit goes slow and steady but King Coal looms

Little drama in Bonn other than some star turns and a pantomime villain. All eyes are now on Poland, the next summit hostFor an issue that often seems to lurch from crisis to catastrophe, the steady
Nicholas Stern: ministers must pass 'Trump test' at Bonn climate talks

Nicholas Stern: ministers must pass 'Trump test' at Bonn climate talks

Leading climate economist says world leaders must move forward without the US on crucial issues in the closing days of the UN summitMinisters from governments around the world meeting in Bonn for the
Climate change will determine humanity's destiny, says Angela Merkel

Climate change will determine humanity's destiny, says Angela Merkel

German chancellor, UN secretary general, Emmanuel Macron and others urge world’s leaders to succeed in their negotiations in Bonn“Climate change is an issue determining our destiny as mankind – it
Indigenous groups win greater climate recognition at Bonn summit

Indigenous groups win greater climate recognition at Bonn summit

World governments have acknowledged for the first time that ‘first peoples’ can play a leadership role in protecting forests and limiting global warmingIndigenous groups claimed a victory at the UN
Brazil's oil sale plans prompt fears of global fossil fuel extraction race

Brazil's oil sale plans prompt fears of global fossil fuel extraction race

Government proposal to give tax relief for offshore oil would increase emissions and contradicts the nation’s progressive stance in Bonn Brazil is planning a fire-sale of its oil resources before
Global insurance plan aims to defuse potential climate damage 'bombshell'

Global insurance plan aims to defuse potential climate damage 'bombshell'

A scheme unveiled at the UN climate summit aims to help protect 400 million poor people from extreme weather by 2020 - but not everyone is convinced“I was wondering if it was a dream,” said Walter
'Tobacco at a cancer summit': Trump coal push savaged at climate conference

'Tobacco at a cancer summit': Trump coal push savaged at climate conference

The US administration’s attempt to portray fossil fuels as vital to reducing poverty and saving US jobs is ridiculed in BonnThe Trump team was heckled and interrupted by a protest song at the UN’s
From the Everglades to Kilimanjaro, climate change is destroying world wonders

From the Everglades to Kilimanjaro, climate change is destroying world wonders

Number of natural world heritage sites at serious risk from global warming has doubled in three years, says the IUCN, including the Great Barrier Reef and spectacular karst caves in EuropeFrom the
Fossil fuel burning set to hit record high in 2017, scientists warn

Fossil fuel burning set to hit record high in 2017, scientists warn

The rise would end three years of flat carbon emissions – a ‘huge leap backward’ say some scientists, while others say the longer term trend is more hopefulThe burning of fossil fuels around the world
Alternative US group honouring Paris climate accord demands 'seat at the table'

Alternative US group honouring Paris climate accord demands 'seat at the table'

The America’s Pledge group claims to represent US majority opinion on carbon emissions, despite Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreementThe United Nations should give a “seat at the table” to a
US groups honouring Paris climate pledges despite Trump

US groups honouring Paris climate pledges despite Trump

US states, cities and businesses signed up to ‘America’s pledge’ to combat global warning have a combined economic power equal to the world’s third-biggest economyThe US states, cities and businesses
US switches focus of its Bonn event from clean energy to fossil fuels

US switches focus of its Bonn event from clean energy to fossil fuels

One of US’s only public events, originally billed as promoting clean energy, has since been changed to favour coal and nuclear powerThe US has changed the focus of one of its few public events at the
Donald Trump cannot halt US climate progress, former Obama adviser says

Donald Trump cannot halt US climate progress, former Obama adviser says

Paul Bodnar believes US president has ability to hamper progress towards a lower carbon economy – but that market forces will ultimately stop himDonald Trump could slow down US progress towards a
Fiji told it must spend billions to adapt to climate change

Fiji told it must spend billions to adapt to climate change

At COP 23 talks in Bonn, Fiji has called on developed nations to help the world’s most vulnerable build resilience to climate changeTo prepare for the rising temperatures, strengthening storms and
One nation, two tribes: opposing visions of US climate role on show in Bonn

One nation, two tribes: opposing visions of US climate role on show in Bonn

Donald Trump has pulled the US out of the Paris accord – but other Americans are standing with the world to help fight the ‘existential crisis’ of global warmingDeep schisms in the US over climate
Michael Bloomberg’s ‘war on coal’ goes global with $50m fund

Michael Bloomberg’s ‘war on coal’ goes global with $50m fund

Exclusive: Billionaire’s campaign has seen half of US coal plants close in six years. Now he is targeting Europe and beyond to fight climate change and air pollutionThe battle to end coal-burning,
Syria signs Paris climate agreement and leaves US isolated

Syria signs Paris climate agreement and leaves US isolated

Syria’s decision means America will be the only country outside the landmark deal if it follows through with Donald Trump’s vow to leaveSyria has decided to sign the Paris agreement on climate change,
Church of England should lead on climate change by divesting from ExxonMobil | Letter

Church of England should lead on climate change by divesting from ExxonMobil | Letter

Anglican clergy, including five bishops, broadcaster Richard Coles and Olivia Graham, call on the church to support the aims of the Paris climate agreement by divesting from fossil fuel companiesAs
Natural gas emissions will blow Europe's carbon budget at current levels

Natural gas emissions will blow Europe's carbon budget at current levels

Governments have been underestimating methane emissions from gas and must phase out the fossil fuel, along with coal and oil, by 2035 to keep within Paris climate targets, a major study shows
Bonn climate talks will aim to meet goals laid out in Paris, says UN

Bonn climate talks will aim to meet goals laid out in Paris, says UN

Delegates ‘do not have the luxury of lots of philosophical discussions’ but must focus on advancing the pledges set out in the Paris agreementThe UN hopes to create an “operating manual” for