A “high ambition coalition” of countries including the EU, some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable countries and the US, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Iceland and Norway has called for a strong climate deal, with Brazil the most recent country to join the group.
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A new international climate deal would be “meaningless” without measures to review and ramp up the action countries will take to curb their emissions, European leaders have said.
The United States is part of the “high ambition coalition” of countries calling for a strong deal on tackling climate change, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.
Ministers from around the world are continuing talks to get a new international climate deal amid an atmosphere of “cautious optimism”.
Global greenhouse gas emissions are set to stall or even fall slightly in 2015 - despite economic growth, a study has revealed.
Energy and Climate Change Secretary Amber Rudd has warned that all countries will need to make compromises as the high level part of crucial United Nations climate talks get under way.
A new survey has found that the majority of the UK public (67%) were unaware that UN climate change talks were taking place in Paris this month.
After a hectic first day of climate talks in Paris when more than 150 leaders signalled their intention to do a deal on global warming, the real business has begun.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will attend the COP21 UN global climate change summit in Paris, the Scottish Government has confirmed.
The largest ever gathering of world leaders has met in Paris for COP 21 to try to agree on new climate goals. Statoil has set out a clear ambition to be competitive in a low-carbon future, and is also there. If you want to find out what they’re doing, check out the video below.
US president Barack Obama has said the emerging global climate agreement must have transparency provisions and periodic reviews of carbon-cutting targets that are legally binding.
The Prince of Wales is to give a speech on protecting forests as efforts to cut emissions from deforestation are discussed at the UN climate talks in Paris.
The world can save an estimated $550 billion on the cost of deploying clean energy technologies over the next decade if countries work together to accelerate innovation by unlocking global collaboration, according to the Carbon Trust.
US president Barack Obama has called the global climate talks an “act of defiance” against terrorism that proves the world stands undeterred by Islamic State-linked attacks in Europe and beyond.
The Prince of Wales has told world leaders that humanity faces no greater threat than climate change as he issued a rallying call for immediate action to tackle rising temperatures.
Sir David Attenborough said he was not confident that the Paris talks would produce a deal to tackle the “hideous problem” of climate change.
Advanced countries should shoulder more responsibility in the fight against climate change to allow other nations to complete their “first steps on the development ladder”, India’s prime minister has said.
Government and business leaders will pledge billions of pounds to research and develop a technical fix to the planet’s climate woes at high-stakes negotiations in Paris. Clean energy technology is being promoted as the key to fighting global warming at the UN climate summit.
World leaders are gathering for the start of crucial talks on climate change, after more than half a million people marched in demonstrations worldwide calling for urgent action to curb rising temperatures.
It was refreshing to see so much attention being paid to the Energy sector in the Autumn Budget.