Divisions over money between rich and poor countries re-emerged as nations submitted their plans for tackling climate change to the UN.
1 October 2015 – Located on the frontlines of climate change, Pacific island nations have a crucial role to play in efforts to advance a sustainable future, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the region’s leaders as they met today at United Nations Headquarters.
New research has found that sharks play an important role in preventing climate change, warning that overfishing and culling sharks is resulting in more carbon being released from the seafloor.
Bank of England governor tells Lloyd’s insurers that ‘challenges currently posed by climate change pale in significance compared with what might come’
30 September 2015 – Speaking today at the United Nations General Assembly, the Prime Minister of Fiji, along with the leaders of other small island developing States, warned of the existential threat of climate change and looked forward to the possibility of consensus at an upcoming UN climate c ...
French President Francois Hollande has urged world leaders at the UN to speed up their commitments to tackling climate change, so that an historic deal can be reached at a summit in Paris in December.
The findings come as shark experts meet at a summit at Taronga zoo in Sydney to discuss emerging technologies that can deter the marine predators. Shark experts will gather in Sydney on Tuesday to discuss new safety measures, as new research warns the culling of sharks could indirectly accelerat ...
A refrain echoed through the Climate Group's signature and final Climate Week meeting Monday in New York, where hundreds of business people had gathered to talk about their role in stemming climate change.
Public lands are considered one of America’s best defenses against rising greenhouse gas emissions because the forests there pull vast quantities of carbon from the atmosphere and store it in tree trunks and roots.
In the furthest reaches of the Pamir mountain-range, water is becoming scarce. Little is left of the once mighty glaciers thanks to rising temperatures. Change is inevitable but people are learning to adapt.
25 September 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commended the joint announcement made today by the Governments of China and the United States on the significant steps each country is aiming to take to address climate change.
David Cameron says cash spread over five years will come out of foreign aid budget as he meets Ban Ki-moon and François Hollande at UN
Brazil becomes first major developing country to pledge an absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions ahead of Paris climate talks
Long-tongued bumble bees are rapidly evolving in a warming world, in ways that threaten their intimate partnerships with long-tubed flowers.
A lack of investment will derail efforts to ensure Africa's farmers can feed future generations in the face of climate change, a report has warned.
27 September 2015 – Secretary General Ban Ki-moon reported today that ahead of an upcoming United Nations climate conference in Paris, world leaders have voiced broad support for reaching a durable agreement that will accelerate investments in clean energy and spur a global, low-carbon transform ...
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 23 2015 (IPS) - Brazil and Germany, the two largest national economies within their respective continents, are taking the lead in tackling climate change through outstanding policies and bilateral relations, according to experts.
BRUSSELS, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Researchers in Europe are confident in algae's future as a sustainable energy source.
Climate change will put coastal areas from Sydney to California at increased risk from erosion and flooding, independent of sea-level rise, a new study suggests.
A NUMBER of major companies — from PepsiCo to Walmart to U.P.S. — have recognized that corporations have a responsibility to address the causes of climate change before it is too late.
Climate Council says weak government action on climate change was undermining defence force’s ability to respond to severe weather events
The involvement of both regional and central government involvement is essential to reverse desertification in the northern Kunene Region, says Dr Axel Rothauge.
Climate change might be killing millions starfish in 'one of the worst marine disease events ever recorded'
The ancient art of silk production, or sericulture, was first introduced to Kenya in 1904.
Indonesia, one of the world’s biggest carbon polluters, said on Monday it would cut greenhouse gas emissions 29% by 2030 compared to what it is currently on course for.
17 September 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is eager to get countries to submit as soon as possible their action plans that will form the basis of the new universal climate change agreement to be adopted in December in Paris, a senior United Nations official dealing with the issue said today.
As the climate warms, many plants face an uphill struggle for survival. A new study indicates that this is particularly true wherever they face increased competition from plants that have migrated to their habitat due to climactic changes.
For officials and politicians getting ready for the UN summit on climate change in Paris later this year, there's a word that dare not be uttered: Copenhagen.
Climate change researchers from developing countries are finding it hard to get their work accepted and highlighted in international discussions, a conference has heard.
The political support for a deal is broader and deeper than ever before. But the real crunch comes in October, when the IMF and the World Bank Group meet to assess progress towards the $100bn of climate aid
[ARUSHA] African negotiators plan to block a global agreement on reducing global warming if the deal is too weak and fails to consider the implications of climate change for the continent’s wellbeing.
The session opened with a video depicting a group of wide-eyed children in a Malawian schoolyard. Crowded around their headmaster, they look on as he details to the camera the devastating effects flooding had on their village.
NAIROBI— The effects of climate change fall especially hard on farmers around the world. In Kenya, rising temperatures, extreme weather and shifting rain patterns are complicating life for some 600,000 small-scale tea farmers.
This winter, the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris will feature one of the largest gatherings of world leaders to ever address global warming.
As humans emit greenhouse gases into the environment, it causes the Earth to warm, we already know that.
Is there a climate of change in Australia? Australians awoke on Tuesday to a new Prime Minister: Malcolm Turnbull.
A report from the British Meteorological Office has forecast a hot summer for the southern hemisphere as a strong El Nino, fuelled by climate change, takes hold.
The EU is the world's biggest wine producer, but a recent publication has revealed the extent to which the sector is under threat from climate change
Bangladeshi Prime Minister wins UN environment prize for leadership on climate change
Major study of plankton shows warmer seas could have a huge impact on the marine food chain
PORT MORESBY: Pacific island leaders have agreed to disagree on how to tackle climate change, after Australia and New Zealand blocked a bid from low-lying island nations for a tougher global target.
Africa is home to more than a billion people, but the latest set of scientific reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had only eight African authors, out of more than 830 authors and review editors from over 80 countries.
The environment minister of Alberta – the province where the tar sands industry is Canada’s fastest growing source of carbon emissions – says the days of denying climate change are over.
Failing to act on the grave threat posed by climate change devalues the lives of future generations and amounts to unacceptable “discrimination by date of birth”, according to the influential economist Lord Stern.
Crucial research into the changing spatial patterns of future climate patterns is urgently needed, a new review article has concluded.
MANILA, Sep 8 2015 (IPS) - Jun* is in chains, tied to a post in the small house that resembles a fragile nipa hut. His brother did this to prevent him from hurting their neighbours or other strangers he meets when he’s in a ballistic mood. Jun has been like this for three years now, but since Ty ...
A few years ago in a lab in Panama, Klaus Winter tried to conjure the future. A plant physiologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, he planted seedlings of 10 tropical tree species in small, geodesic greenhouses.
Kiribati president says any attempt to water down a commitment to curb global warming would be a ‘betrayal’ and that there will be no compromise on target
Like the leaves of New England maples, phytoplankton, the microalgae at the base of most oceanic food webs, photosynthesize when exposed to sunlight. In the process, they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, converting it to carbohydrates and oxygen.
BONN, Sep 6 2015 (IPS) - Less than 100 days before the U.N. climate change conference (COP21) in Paris in December, there are now only few who believe that the conference will not produce a treaty. But for most countries involved, this is rarely the question.