The COP27 climate conference ended in Egypt today with a landmark agreement to compensate poorer countries that are the victims of climate change. But there was little progress in tacking emissions from burning fossil fuels, the root cause of global warming.
The UN secretary-general has called on all industrialised countries to tax the windfall profits of fossil fuel companies.
Climate change driven by humans is already causing dangerous and widespread disruption, international scientists warned this morning.
A group of more than 20 countries is pushing to remove the entire section of the draft COP26 climate agreement on reducing emissions.
COP26: Extreme weather is the new norm as climate crisis pushes world into unchartered territory – new report
Extreme weather, including heatwaves, droughts, floods and wildfires, are the new norm, according to the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation.
Opponents of fossil fuel extraction in Surrey have set up a climate camp on land proposed for gas exploration.
On the eve of tomorrow’s international climate strikes, more than 450 celebrities, activists and campaign organisations have urged the United Nations to endorse a worldwide ban on fracking.