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World bank to focus future investment on clean energy

World Bank will only fund coal projects in cases of ‘extreme need’ due to the risk climate change poses to ending world poverty, says Jim Yong Kim. Continue reading... »
24 November 2014, 00:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Six vital steps world leaders must agree to take to protect Earth

International talks in Paris in 2015 could see the world’s nations agree to limit global warming to a rise of 2C. Actually achieving that target will require huge commitments – not least by developed nations Continue reading... »
22 November 2014, 23:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Climate change is not just about science – it’s about the future we want to create

Climate scientist Chris Rapley and his co-author of the acclaimed play 2071 explain why the 2015 Paris climate summit cannot be allowed to fail – for all our sakes. Graphic: consequences of climate change Six steps world leaders must agree to take to protect Earth Continue reading... »
22 November 2014, 23:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Political consensus on climate change has frayed, says Ed Miliband

In a passionately delivered address to the Green Alliance, the Labour party leader says global warming is an issue of equality, as it hits the poor abroad and at home. “The political consensus on climate change has frayed,” said Labour party leader Ed Miliband on Thursday evening, who as energy and climate change secretary guided the Climate Change Act through parliament virtually unopposed. »
21 November 2014, 15:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Countries pledge $9.3bn for Green Climate Fund

Thirty nations meeting in Berlin pledge just short of $10bn target for fund to help developing countries deal with global warming. Continue reading... »
20 November 2014, 17:20 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Merchants of Doubt film exposes slick US industry behind climate denial

Robert Kenner’s forthcoming documentary lifts the lid on the ‘professional deceivers’ manipulating US debate on climate change. Who remembers that climate change was a top priority early in George W Bush’s first term as US president? »
20 November 2014, 14:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Why we need to talk about the scientific consensus on climate change

A new paper examines the evidence for the effectiveness of communicating the expert consensus on human-caused global warming Continue reading... »
20 November 2014, 11:00 - guardian - Search similar - Email

UK pledges £720m to climate change fund for poor countries

Energy secretary Ed Davey warns against ‘little Englander’ approach as donation to UN’s Green Climate Fund announced Continue reading... »
20 November 2014, 01:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

CO2 emissions must be zero by 2070 to prevent climate disaster, UN says

‘Negative emissions’ are needed globally by second half of century to stave off dangerous climate change, say UN scientists. The world must cut CO2 emissions to zero by 2070 at the latest to keep global warming below dangerous levels and prevent a global catastrophe, the UN warns. »
19 November 2014, 19:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

President Obama's climate leadership faces the Keystone XL challenge

President Obama has shown great leadership in tackling global warming, but his legacy may hinge on Keystone XL Continue reading... »
18 November 2014, 17:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

The Green Climate Fund is not a charity but an investment in our shared future

Supporting developing countries, through the GCF, to help reduce their emissions is an essential step in international efforts to tackle climate change. Continue reading... »
18 November 2014, 17:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Rich countries 'backsliding' on climate finance

$10bn pledged for Green Climate Fund to help countries cope with global warming falls short of original commitment, say UN observers The $10bn (£6bn) in climate aid which Britain and other rich countries are expected to formally pledge this week represents a backsliding on earlier climate finance transfers, according to observers. Continue reading... »
18 November 2014, 11:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Turbulent week for global climate policy leaves many questions

What does a momentous week for global climate policy tell us about the future and Australia’s place in it? Continue reading... »
18 November 2014, 05:10 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Meet the Republicans in Congress who don't believe climate change is real

On Tuesday, the Senate will vote to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. With Republicans now in control of both chambers in Congress, here’s a round-up of some of the most prominent climate sceptics (and deniers) in the GOP. Continue reading... »
17 November 2014, 22:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Will geoengineering make people give up cutting their carbon footprint?

Wealthier people are more susceptible to the trap of saying they wont take action on emissions when they know engineering the planets climate is a possibility. Continue reading... »
17 November 2014, 13:21 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Australia can embrace tougher emissions targets, Colin Barnett says

Western Australian Liberal premier backs Barack Obamas call to be bolder in cutting emissions, but Greg Hunt says the government is doing enough already. Continue reading... »
17 November 2014, 03:51 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Should I fight against fossil fuels?

At my university theres a strong climate-action group campaigning to get the college to divest its funds from fossil fuels. But what are the wider implications, particularly on research grants? Should I be in or out?If you have an ethical dilemma, email Lucy at lucy.siegle@observer.co.uk Continue reading... »
16 November 2014, 08:50 - guardian - Search similar - Email

G20: David Cameron urges Tony Abbott to do more on climate change

Britains PM says countries that have done the least need to lift their game if agreement is to be reached on post-2020 emissions. G20 Brisbane follow all the developments live. Continue reading... »
16 November 2014, 02:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

G20 climate change statement's evolution reveals backroom battle

Australia is quietly fighting the US and EU to keep the G20 from making a strong statement on climate change action. G20 Brisbane follow all the developments live. Continue reading... »
16 November 2014, 02:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email

Barack Obama tells G20 a global climate change deal is possible and vital

US president says every nation has a responsibility to do its part and overcome old divides, look squarely at the science and reach a strong global climate agreement next year. G20 Brisbane: follow our live coverage. Continue reading... »
15 November 2014, 07:30 - guardian - Search similar - Email