Tag: Cop26

‘Fracking threatens’: Ban Ki-moon alerts UK federal government over temperature dedications

'Fracking threatens': Ban Ki-moon alerts UK federal government over temperature dedications

The previous UN secretary-general mentions nations deal with raw options, induced due to the battle in Ukraine The previous UN assistant general has actually advised the UK versus fracking, as the planet stands up at a “hazardous” aspect in the environment situation, induced due to the attack of Ukraine.Ban Ki-moon, right now deputy seat of […]

UK must ‘walk the talk’ on climate action, say official advisers

As Cop26 president, UK must act on meat, fossil fuels and overseas aid, says Climate Change Committee The UK must “walk the talk” on climate action over the next 12 months, which will be critical in tackling the climate emergency, according to an assessment of the Cop26 summit by the Climate Change Committee. The UK […]

Cop27 is in Egypt next year … but will anyone be allowed to protest?

Green experts and human rights activists are concerned the hardline Cairo regime will suppress any civil society action Concern is growing over plans to host a UN climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh next year, in what will be a crucial summit if the world is to limit global heating to 1.5C. Several green experts and […]

Barnaby Joyce says Nationals did not sign Cop26 pact and Australia is ‘happy with targets’

Deputy prime minister says Coalition won’t change 2030 targets, and takes a swipe at climate summit president Alok Sharma Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing The Nationals did not sign the final communiqué of the Glasgow climate summit that commits to doing more to cut medium-term emissions, deputy prime minister Barnaby […]

Greg Hunt won’t say if Australia will update 2030 emissions target as required, instead quoting Shakespeare

Minister welcomes Cop26 summit outcome but sidesteps questions on target arguing ‘we’ll continue to update our projections’ Five questions the Coalition must answer after agreeing to Cop26 pact Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing Senior minister Greg Hunt has refused to say whether Australia under a Morrison government will update its […]

COP26 made real progress. It also isn’t enough.

After two weeks of discussion, infighting, and occasional tears, negotiators at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland, finally reached an agreement on Saturday night that preserves the hope of limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).  The final 10-page agreement will not, on its own, […]

Pressure mounts on countries to strike Cop26 deal as talks pass deadline

Deadlock stretched climate summit past its scheduled end with hopes leaders will reach agreement by Saturday See all our Cop26 coverage Cop26 climate talks were closing in on a global deal aimed at limiting devastating global warming, with UK organisers hoping for a final agreement to the marathon negotiations on Saturday. Delegates from nearly 200 […]

Cop26 live: reaction to latest draft as negotiations enter final day

With the UN climate conference due to end on Friday, negotiators are scrambling to come to an agreement Here’s a link to the draft text which appeared on the UN website minutes ago. Analysts around the world will be examining it to see how it differs from the previous draft, and whether the language has […]

US-China deal on emissions welcomed by global figures and climate experts

UN and EU say the agreement could help pave the way to wider breakthrough, though concerns remain over ‘patchy details’ An unexpected agreement between the US and China to work together on cutting emissions has been broadly welcomed by leaders and climate experts. The world’s two biggest emitters appeared to put aside their differences at […]

At COP26, Pete Buttigieg makes a pitch to decarbonize American transport

The biggest source of emissions in the United States isn’t the fires of industry, or methane-belching cows, or even the country’s remaining 252 coal power plants. It’s the cars, planes, ships, and trains that, in moving Americans and their stuff from coast to coast, emit a whopping 1.9 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide every […]