UN climate talks - updates

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Climate talks must be rescued, warns U.N. chief

Dec 13, 2018 - 10:32 AM

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says wasting the opportunity 'would not only be immoral, it would be suicidal'

ANTONIO GUTERRES. This file photo taken on January 3, 2017 shows United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaking to staff members at UN headquarters in New York. File photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / AFP

Saudi, U.S. snub of climate report unsettles U.N. talks

Dec 11, 2018 - 10:03 AM

'Alarmism should not silence realism,' says Preston Wells Griffith, special advisor to US President Donald Trump

'COAL 24.' A protester holds a placard during a march for the climate on sidelines of the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) summit on December 8, 2018 in Katowice, Poland. Photo by Janek Skarzynski/AFP

UN climate envoys agree on way forward, despite Trump

Nov 18, 2017 - 8:56 AM

(UPDATED) Closing two weeks of talks, negotiators agree in the early hours of Saturday, November 18, to hold a stocktake in 2018 of national efforts to cut fossil fuel emissions

COP23. A mockup of a planet earth is displayed at the Rheinaue park during the COP23 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany. Photo by Patrik Stollarz/AFP

UN climate talks: Tough issues on the table

Oct 16, 2015 - 1:38 PM

UN talks are making progress toward an agreement but consensus remains elusive on many crucial points Here are some of the outstanding key issues

Development banks pledge $15B in new climate funds – officials

Oct 10, 2015 - 9:00 AM

World leaders are scrambling to reach the magic number of 100 billion in funding to combat global warming and help vulnerable nations cope with the impact of climate change

NEW CLIMATE FUNDS. IMFC Chairman and Mexico's Bank Governor AgustÌn Carstens speaks at the opening of the IMFC meeting as members listen during the 2015 IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings in Lima, Peru, October 9, 2015. Handout photo by EPA/Stephen Jaffe

UN climate talks plagued by twin fears

Sep 05, 2015 - 5:18 PM

Not repeating the mistakes of Copenhagen is a common refrain at the talks in Bonn and something of a mantra for the organizers of the November 30 December 11 conference in the French capital

Crunch issues for climate negotiators

Jun 12, 2015 - 1:13 PM

The issue that permeates everything differentiation is about apportioning responsibility between rich and developing nations for cutting carbon emissions

CLIMATE CHANGE. Protesters take part in the 'People's Climate March' in Central London, Britain, 21 September 2014. File Photo by Will Oliver/EPA

Why PH should commit to being fossil fuel free

Jun 05, 2015 - 11:45 AM

This balance of national urban and regional action has proven a powerful collective solution to reducing national emissions

DRIVING GLOBAL WARMING. Coal provides 40% of the world's electricity but spews out 39% of global carbon dioxide emissions

Q and A: Tony La Viña on PH's new strategy in climate talks

Dec 20, 2014 - 10:16 AM

This strategy positions us well for Paris in that we will be seen as a constructive player finding solutions for moving forward rather than being hardline on positions

COP20: Fingers pointed as climate talks stall

Dec 14, 2014 - 9:11 AM

Developing countries reject a proposed blueprint saying the document failed to balance action on tackling carbon emissions with help for vulnerable economies

FOR THE EARTH. People attend a candlelight vigil organized by the Interfaith Council of Peru at a park in Lima, on November 30, 2014, just hours before the opening of Climate Change Conference hosted by the government of Peru. Cris Bouroncle/AFP

Greenpeace visits Ground Zero

Dec 10, 2014 - 12:12 PM

Greenpeace makes a solidarity visit to Dolores town in Eastern Samar where Typhoon Ruby first made landfall in the Philippines

GROND ZERO. Eight percent of the more than 800 homes were destroyed. In Eastern Samar, at least 13,000 houses were destroyed and more than 22,300 others were partially damaged. Photo by Jimmy Domingo/Greenpeace

2014 poised for hottest year on record – UN

Dec 04, 2014 - 12:21 AM

Provisional data for 2014 shows that 14 out of the 15 warmest years on record have all occurred in the 21st century the World Meteorological Organisation adds

Time running out for troubled UN climate talks

Nov 22, 2013 - 9:24 PM

Rich and poor countries butted heads at UN climate talks with time running out to devise a plan to keep the troubled process on track

CLIMATE CONFERENCE. A view of the conference hall as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the High-level Segment of the UN Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC COP19/CMP9) in Warsaw, Poland, 19 November 2013. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Japan defends greenhouse gas U-turn at climate talks

Nov 16, 2013 - 12:10 AM

Japan defended its decision to scale back its greenhouse gas reduction target saying the move was forced by the Fukushima nuclear accident