Fossil fuel divestment brightens climate summit

The Rockefellers, the first family of oil, said Monday they would divest from fossil fuels in a fresh boost for the fight against climate change ahead of a UN summit.

Ditching coal a massive step to climate goal: experts

Phasing out coal as an electricity source by 2050 would bring the world 0.5 degrees Celsius closer to the UN's targeted cap for climate warming, an analysis said on the eve of Tuesday's UN climate summit.

Obama readies climate change push at UN summit

President Barack Obama will seek to galvanize international support in the fight against climate change on Tuesday when he addresses the United Nations, with time running out on his hopes of leaving a lasting environmental ...

World greenhouse emissions threaten warming goal

Emissions of greenhouse gases are rising so fast that within one generation the world will have used up its margin of safety for limiting global warming to 2°C (3.6°F), an international team of scientists warned Sunday.

Tens of thousands join London climate march

Tens of thousands of people in London joined a global day of protest Sunday to demand action on climate change, among them British actress Emma Thompson who said the challenge to save the planet was like tackling a Martian ...

UN summit to test commitment to climate fund

A global fund created to spearhead climate change financing faces a key test at a UN summit this week when it looks to the leaders of the industrialised world to stump up billions of dollars to fill its underflowing coffers.

Green dream: Can UN summit revive climate issue?

Five years ago, the environment movement was in its heyday as politicians, actors, rock stars and protestors demanded a looming UN summit brake the juggernaut of climate change.

New York gears up for historic climate march

Celebrities, activists and political leaders were mobilizing Sunday to join tens of thousands of people to march through New York in what organizers hope will be the largest climate change protest in history.

Ocean-threatened Marshall's leader posts climate video plea

Marshall Islands President Christopher Loeak was forced to heighten the seawall protecting his home last year, but says the year-old defences are now barely enough to protect his family from a "climate emergency".

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