CLIMATE CHANGE COP 26 UPDATE

What is COP26 and what was agreed at Glasgow climate conference? The UK is hosting the COP26 summit in Glasgow – aimed at bringing climate change under control. A number of pledges have already been made, which could change our everyday lives. What is COP26… Read More

COP 26 Climate Change Conference of the Parties

Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) The UK will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow on 1 – 12 November 2021. The climate talks will bring together heads of state, climate… Read More

COP26: UN chief Guterres says global warming target on life support

UN chief Antonio Guterres has told the Associated Press news agency that the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C is on “life support”.  He said the COP26 summit would probably not see governments make the pledges needed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by enough. … Read More

COP26: Cautious welcome for unexpected US-China climate agreement

Activists and politicians have cautiously welcomed an unexpected US-China declaration that vowed to boost climate co-operation.  The EU and UN described the move as encouraging and an important step, but Greenpeace said both countries needed to take concrete action. The US and China are the… Read More

Climate change: Sir David Attenborough in ‘act now’ warning

Media caption, The BBC goes behind the scenes with Sir David Attenborough on the set of his new documentary, The Green Planet “If we don’t act now, it’ll be too late.” That’s the warning from Sir David Attenborough ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. … Read More

Climate change: Pledge of $100bn annual aid slips to 2023

A key pledge ahead of an upcoming climate change conference has still not been met and the money is not sure to be available before 2023. The UK government has set out a new financing plan ahead of next week’s climate change conference – COP26.… Read More

Climate change: UN emissions gap report a ‘thundering wake-up call’

National plans to cut carbon fall far short of what’s needed to avert dangerous climate change, according to the UN Environment Programme.  Their Emissions Gap report says country pledges will fail to keep the global temperature under 1.5C this century. The Unep analysis suggests the world is… Read More

U.S. Democrats scramble to hammer out climate legislation ahead of Glasgow talks

Congressional Democrats and the White House scrambled on Wednesday to find agreement on measures to tackle climate change as part of President Joe Biden’s centerpiece spending legislation ahead of coming UN climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland. Democrats have negotiated for weeks over a spending bill… Read More

Climate change: Is the UK on track to meet its targets?

The UK has committed to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions to net zero by 2050.  Net zero is the point at which the country is taking as much of these climate-changing gases out of the atmosphere as it is putting in. As part of this promise,… Read More

COP26: Does a climate summit need 25,000 people? And more questions

It’s two weeks until the start of the crucial COP26 climate summit in Glasgow – one of the biggest ever world meetings on how to tackle global warming. The pandemic might be seen as the perfect moment for the UN to use technology for negotiations,… Read More

Climate change: Young people very worried – survey

A new global survey illustrates the depth of anxiety many young people are feeling about climate change. Nearly 60% of young people approached said they felt very worried or extremely worried.  More than 45% of those questioned said feelings about the climate affected their daily… Read More