Under "business as usual" warming, marine ecosystems could see mass extinction comparable to that of end-Permian extinction, known as the "Great Dying", which occurred 250 million years ago, scientists say.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reveals a file of empty pledges "on track towards an unlivable world."
UN chief Antonio Guterres warned of the threat of fossil fuel addiction as emissions are still set to rise 14 percent before the end of the decade.
The latest IPCC report has found that the magnitude of the climate crisis and its impacts are far more substantial than previously estimated.
Report finds that UK and US banks are among the biggest lenders to the coal industry, despite claiming global climate leadership.
The Montreal Protocol and the Paris Agreement both address global gas emissions resulting in unwanted impacts on human health and natural ecosystems. Unfortunately, this is where the similarities end.
Several countries, including small island states, say they are deeply disappointed by the move to "phase down" rather than "phase out" coal power, the single biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions.
More than a third of the world’s nations “urgently need help” to build up resilience if their economies are to withstand the effects of global warming.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres warns that “we are digging our own graves” as he calls on countries to act to protect the planet from global warming.
Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies committed to the key Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
Phasing out coal, climate finance and article 6 are among the thorniest negotiations on the agenda. Civil society groups are set to make their voices heard on the sidelines of the conference
Ankara has accelerated progress to mitigate negative effects of climate change as activists in Turkey say a new era in policy has begun after it ratified the Paris Agreement.
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