Youth urge adults to stop 'acting like children' on climate change

With children and young people increasingly at risk from extreme weather and out in the streets demanding faster action on global warming, efforts to respect and promote their rights in climate policy need to step up.

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U.N. modernizes guidance for greenhouse emission estimates

A United Nations climate change panel updated on Monday guidelines for governments to estimate greenhouse gas emissions so the most up-to-date scientific research is included.

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Finland wants EU to agree plan for net-zero carbon footprint

Finland wants the European Union to agree to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint by 2050, Environment Minister Kimmo Tiilikainen said on Monday as the bloc's ministers met to discuss a climate protection plan.

Climate

Costa Rica launches 'unprecedented' push for zero emissions by 2050

Costa Rica's president has launched an economy-wide plan to decarbonize the country by 2050, saying the Central American nation aims to show other nations what is possible to address climate change.

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Ministers work around the clock to strengthen global climate deal

Ministers are working around the clock to complete and strengthen the rules for making a landmark agreement to combat climate change operational.

Climate

Climate talks work on fair way to phase out coal use

Governments attending climate talks in Poland are working to ensure economies and jobs are preserved in the shift away from coal-fired power generation.

Climate

Failure to agree climate deal rules would be suicidal: U.N. chief

Failure by countries to agree rules on implementing the 2015 Paris climate agreement aimed at curbing global warming would be suicidal, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says.

Climate

Nothing is worse for climate than burning coal: Ex U.S. EPA chief

Science shows that nothing does more to cause climate change than burning coal, a former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday, a position in contrast to President Donald Trump's pro-fossil fuel policies.

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Pope warns energy bosses of global destruction without fuel shift

Pope Francis warned that climate change risked destroying humanity on Saturday and called on energy leaders to help the world to convert to clean fuels to avert catastrophe.
Toxics

Toxic particle linked to diesel kills 6,000 a year in Germany

Some 6,000 early deaths linked to nitrogen oxides are recorded each year in Germany, the Federal Environmental Agency said on Thursday, providing more evidence of the health hazards posed by the toxic particles mostly produced by diesel engines.

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Indigenous women are 'seed guardians' in Latin America hunger fight, says UN

Indigenous women in Latin America must be at the center of efforts to adapt agriculture to deal with the threat of climate change and help tackle hunger and poverty, said a top U.N. food official.

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Governments keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out.
Climate

Britain, Canada ally to boost support for global coal phase-out

The U.S. is effectively a global pariah in the international fight against climate change. But other developed nations are stepping up and taking steps to mitigate climate change in the absence of U.S. engagement and leadership.

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Cities hope new emissions push will spur climate ambition, finance

Mayors from 25 cities around the world, representing 150 million citizens, pledged on Sunday to cut their carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, while boosting efforts to become more resilient to extreme weather and other pressures linked to climate change.

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World set to bust global warming goal, but U.N. cool on threat from Trump

Greenhouse gas emissions are on course to be about 30 percent above the 2030 global target, but there are signs of a move away from fossil fuels that not even U.S. President Donald Trump can stop, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
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