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.  Pressure is mounting for countriesContinue Reading

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 world’s two biggest CO2 emitters.Continue Reading

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.  The broadcaster says the richestContinue Reading

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. It talks of how developedContinue Reading

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 on course to warm aroundContinue Reading

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 on social and climate programsContinue Reading

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, the government has a targetContinue Reading

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, and it was attempted duringContinue Reading

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 lives. Three-quarters of them saidContinue Reading

Britain is lagging way behind its schedule for cutting carbon emissions in the run-up to November’s climate summit in Glasgow, a report says. Think tank the Green Alliance says current plans will deliver less than a quarter of the cuts needed to meet the UK’s 2030 climate goal. Little progressContinue Reading