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17 02 2020 | 10:29

UN uses video game to carry our 'world's biggest' climate change survey.

Mission 1.5 campaign designed to give 20 million people their say on the best means for governments to tackle climate change A video game designed to capture the views of 20 million people on how to…

24 01 2020 | 08:48

Nigel Topping appointed UK High Level Climate Action Champion.

Joint announcement by the incoming UK Presidency of COP26 and UN Climate Change Nigel Topping has today been appointed by the UK Government as its High Level Climate Action Champion ahead of UN…

22 01 2020 | 09:07

UN finds that prospects for economic growth in 2020 hinge on reducing trade disputes and uncertainty.

1 in 5 countries will see per capita incomes stagnate or decline this year.

21 01 2020 | 09:03

People urgently fleeing climate crisis cannot be sent home, UN rules.

People fleeing immediate danger due to the climate crisis cannot be forced to return home, the UN has said. The landmark ruling centres on the case of Ioane Teitiota, whose home - the Pacific Island…

23 12 2019 | 08:18

Statement by the Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, Patricia Espinosa, on the Outcome of COP25.

Several days have passed since the closing of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 in Madrid, and it is important to conduct an honest and realistic assessment of what happened so that appropriate…

23 12 2019 | 07:41

The Escazu Agreement wants to protect environmental human rights in Latin America - but not everyone is on board.

Approved in 2018 after six years of negotiations, the Escazú Agreement is the first and single environmental human rights treaty in Latin America and the Caribbean – the region with one of the world’…

10 12 2019 | 05:14

Feminists at COP 25 Climate March Call for Climate and Gender Justice to the Tune of “El Violador eres Tú/ The Rapist is You”.

Feminists from all over the world gathered together for the Climate March held at the sidelines of COP 25 in Madrid, calling attention to the disparities and injustices women and non-binary people…

10 12 2019 | 05:02

Science Presented at COP25 Can Drive Climate Ambition.

The pace of the present rise in greenhouse gas concentrations is unprecedented in climate history over the past 66 million years and weather extremes are the “new normal,” according to some of the…

06 12 2019 | 08:13

Cop25 Bulletin: A rare press conference.

Good morning. It's Thursday, 5 December.

05 12 2019 | 07:32

Africa’s Civil Society Calls for Action as COP25 Kicks off in Madrid.

MADRID - During the 25th round of climate change negotiations starting today in Madrid, Spain, African civil society organisations will call on governments from both developing and developed nations…

05 12 2019 | 07:07

Climate change: COP25 island nation in 'fight to death'.

The president of an island nation on the frontline of climate change says it is in a "fight to the death" after freak waves inundated the capital. Powerful swells averaging 5m (16ft) washed across…

05 12 2019 | 06:59

Green Economy 'Not to Be Feared, but an Opportunity to Be Embraced' Says UN Chief As COP25 Gets Underway.

Madrid — A green economy is "not one to be feared but an opportunity to be embraced", UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday, in a keynote speech to delegates at the opening of the…

04 12 2019 | 15:08

Is the world ready to end the coal era and embrace clean energy?

Access to electricity has transformed the world, helping countries to develop their economies, and lifting millions out of poverty. However, this success has come at a great cost: the energy sector,…

04 12 2019 | 08:49

Boris Johnson urged to challenge Trump on climate denial.

350 experts call on PM to address president’s ‘dangerous’ and ‘irresponsible’ claims. Boris Johnson is being urged by 350 leading climate researchers to robustly challenge Donald Trump on his “…

04 12 2019 | 08:37

COP25: Madrid Climate Change Conference.

The Madrid Climate Change Conference - COP 25 - will bring the world together to consider ways to strengthen the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Taking place from 2 to 13 December in Madrid,…

02 12 2019 | 09:52

UN emissions report: World on course for more than 3 degree spike, even if climate commitments are met.

Even if countries meet commitments made under the 2015 Paris Agreement, the world is heading for a 3.2 degrees Celsius global temperature rise over pre-industrial levels, leading to even wider-…

30 11 2019 | 10:32

Climate emergency: world 'may have crossed tipping points’.

Warning of ‘existential threat to civilisation’ as impacts lead to cascade of unstoppable events. The world may already have crossed a series of climate tipping points, according to a stark warning…

30 11 2019 | 10:23

UN: Fighting destructive global warming requires ramp-up in renewables ambition.

A UN report has urged global leaders to stage a dramatic scale-up of renewables deployment, the latest in a series of such warnings issued by world authorities ahead of next week’s climate talks.…

28 11 2019 | 07:32

Greenhouse gas concentrations in atmosphere reach yet another high.

Another year, another record Geneva, 25 November 2019 - Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another new record high, according to the World Meteorological…

26 11 2019 | 09:20

Climate-heating greenhouse gases hit new high, UN reports.

Head of World Meteorological Organization says ‘no sign of a slowdown, let alone a decline’ The concentration of climate-heating greenhouse gases has hit a record high, according to a report from…