A delegate bearing a message on his back “1.5C is life” attends the People’s Plenary during the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow on November 12, 2021. – A draft statement of the COP26 summit called on nations to ease their reliance on fossil fuels as talks entered their final hours without any sign of delivering the emissions cuts needed to limit global warming to 1.5C. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP)

Countries urged to curb fossil fuels on COP26 final day

A draft statement of the COP26 summit Friday called on nations to ease their reliance on fossil fuels as talks entered their final hours without any sign of delivering the…

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres greet Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha as they arrive to attend the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on November 1, 2021 / AFP

Thailand’s bold commitments at COP26

There was a round of applause for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who attended the World Leaders Summit of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow last week, for boldly…

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A replica of the COP26 summit’s main UN negotiation stage, carrying activists dressed as world leaders, is half-sunk in the Clyde Canal during the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland Tuesday Nov. 9, 2021. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)

Climate talks struggle with gap between rich, poor nations

GLASGOW (AP) — Large rifts remain as United Nations climate talks tick down to a Friday deadline. A lot of the divide comes down to money, which nations have it…

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A protester holds a placard as youth activists march against climate inaction on the sidelines of the COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow on November 5, 2021. – Two days of demonstrations are planned to highlight the disconnect between the glacial pace of emissions reductions and the climate emergency already swamping countries across the world. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Youth groups protest lack of action at climate summit

Thousands of youth descended on the Scottish city of Glasgow on Friday to protest what they say is a dangerous lack of action by leaders at the COP26 climate summit….

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres greet Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha as they arrive to attend the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on November 1, 2021. Christopher Furlong / POOL / AFP

Over 100 global leaders pledge to end deforestation by 2030

GLASGOW (Reuters) – More than 100 global leaders have pledged to halt and reverse deforestation and land degradation by the end of the decade, underpinned by $19 billion in public and private funds to invest in protecting and restoring…

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Thailand vows to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2065 at COP26

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday expressed Thailand’s willingness to fight climate change, aiming to reach carbon neutrality in 2050 and net zero emissions by 2065. He was addressing the…

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Attendees watch a video message from Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II during an evening reception to mark the opening day of COP26 on the sidelines of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on November 1, 2021. – COP26, running from October 31 to November 12 in Glasgow will be the biggest climate conference since the 2015 Paris summit and is seen as crucial in setting worldwide emission targets to slow global warming, as well as firming up other key commitments. (Photo by Alberto Pezzali / POOL / AFP)

‘Time for action’, Queen Elizabeth tells climate change summit

GLASGOW (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth told the United Nations climate change summit on Monday that “the time for words has now moved to the time for action”, as she urged world leaders…

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 1, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble/Pool

“One minute to midnight” says Johnson as climate conference opens

GLASGOW, Nov 1 (Reuters) – A U.N. conference critical to averting the most disastrous effects of climate change kicked off on Monday, its task made even more daunting by the failure of…

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Delegates attend the First Plenary Meeting of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on October 31, 2021, on the first day of the conference.

Global climate talks open to ever more daunting challenge

GLASGOW (Reuters) – World leaders began arriving on Monday at a U.N. conference critical to averting the most disastrous effects of climate change, their challenge made even more daunting by the failure…

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This screengrab made available by the European Space Agency (ESA) on September 3, 2021 shows French astronaut Thomas Pesquet delivering a speech in a pre-recorded meassage from space which will be broadcast on September 5 during the “Giant Dictation (Dictee Geante)” event held in Paris. – Pesquet will read to the participants an excerpt from Marguerite Duras’ book “Un barrage contre le Pacifique (The Sea Wall)”. (Photo by EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY” – NO MARKETING – NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

‘Never seen anything like it’: astronaut on 2021 climate disasters

Paris (AFP) – From his perch 400 kilometres above Earth, French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has had a unique perspective on the climate-fuelled natural disasters that have swept the planet over the past…

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U.N. warns world set for 2.7°C rise on today’s emissions pledges

LONDON (Reuters) – Current commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions put the planet on track for an average 2.7 degrees Celsius temperature rise this century, a United Nations report said on Tuesday, in another…

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Greenhouse gas levels hit record; world struggles to curb damage

GENEVA/GLASGOW, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a record last year and the world is “way off track” on capping rising temperatures, the United Nations said on Monday,…

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Children collecting water from a dry riverbed in Tangi-Shadyan, Afghanistan.

Unprecedented hunger to follow in wake of the climate crisis – WFP

The world faces an exponential increase in hunger fueled by the climate crisis if urgent global action to help communities adapt to climatic shocks and stresses is ignored, the United…

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A man-made rock barrier stops the water from eroding the land on Hoopers Island, Maryland on August 9, 2021, where the evidence of climate change is being felt. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP)

When global warming stops, seas will still rise

Paris (AFP) – Even if humanity beats the odds and caps global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels, seas will rise for centuries to come and swamp cities currently…

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Flood in Bang Bal district of Ayutthaya province. (Photo by Thai PBS)

Thailand lacks annual flood assessment – climate change expert

Thailand lacks regular flood risk assessments, which should be carried out every one or two years, to see what has changed since the last flood, in terms of land use…

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WHO says air pollution kills 7 mn a year, toughens guidelines

Geneva (AFP) – The World Health Organization strengthened its air quality guidelines on Wednesday, saying air pollution was now one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, causing seven million…

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Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev is seen on video screens as he addresses the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly remotely, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at U.N. headquarters. (Spencer Platt/Pool Photo via AP)

Racism, climate and divisions top UN agenda as leaders meet

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Racism, the climate crisis and the world’s worsening divisions will take center stage at the United Nations on Wednesday, a day after the U.N. chief issued…

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A police vehicle blocks a street near the United Nations headquarters Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in New York. The 76th Session of the UN General Assembly begins this week. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

As leaders reconvene at UN, climate and COVID top the list

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Last year, no leaders came at all. This year will be quite different — sort of. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging in many parts of…

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In this file photo taken on August 8, 2021 A local resident gestures as he holds n empty water hose during an attempt to extinguish forest fires approaching the village of Pefki on Evia (Euboea) island, Greece’s second largest island. – Britain on Monday, August 9, called for urgent global action to tackle climate change, after a UN report warned the planet has warmed more than previously estimated. (Photo by ANGELOS TZORTZINIS / AFP)

World shudders at ‘terrifying’ UN climate report

Paris (AFP) – World leaders, green groups and influencers reacted Monday to a “terrifying” UN climate science report with a mix of horror and hopefulness as the scale of the emergency…

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Journalists watch a screen showing China’s President Xi Jinping delivering a speech during the opening of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2021 in Boao, south China’s Hainan province on April 20, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)

China’s Xi to attend online Biden climate summit

China’s President Xi Jinping will attend US President Joe Biden’s virtual climate summit this week, Beijing said Wednesday, as the world’s top polluting nations seek rare common ground despite wider…

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A young activist holds up a placard as she protests in front of Parliament during a climate strike protest march in Wellington on September 27, 2019. (Photo by Marty MELVILLE / AFP)

New Zealand unveils a blueprint to fight climate change

New Zealand unveiled a blueprint Sunday to phase out petrol-powered cars while its dairy industry, a key pillar of the economy, must slash cow numbers under the ambitious plan to be carbon…

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China-Japan-South Korea agree to reduce plastic waste

Climate change, air pollution and marine debris are the major concerns in environmental cooperation between China, Japan and South Korea over the next five years. At the 21st Tripartite Environment…

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg wins ‘alternative Nobel Prize’

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was named on Wednesday as one of four winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize….

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Thai youth to join worldwide climate protests tomorrow

Thai youth will tomorrow (Friday) join their brothers and sisters in more than 100 countries to launch a worldwide climate strike and protest to put pressure on their respective governments…

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