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COP21 celebrations, but governments must mind the emissions gap

World governments today (12 December) agreed a historic international agreement to fight global warming at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris. Advertisements

December 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Photos and video coverage from COP21

Mix of videos and photos taken during the last week of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris. Sit-in protest during the talks Climate Commissioner reacts to announcement of … Continue reading

December 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

China pours cold water on EU’s ambition coalition at COP21

China tonight (11 December) poured cold water on the European Union’s ambition to use an alliance of developed and developing nations to push for a strong deal at the UN Climate … Continue reading

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

COP21 protest banners censored by UN

EXCLUSIVE/ Civil society organisations must submit their banners for United Nations approval before being given permission to protest at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21).

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Soundcloud interviews from COP21

Green MEP Bas Eickhout, veteran of many a COP, gives his rundown on the climate talks, and brands the idea the EU is leading the so-called “High Ambition Coalition” nonsense. … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Naomi Klein: France took advantage of Paris terror attacks during COP21

Author and activist Naomi Klein has accused the French government of “taking advantage of people’s grief and fear” to ban climate change protests in Paris, after the terror attacks that killed … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

France won’t offset COP21’s carbon footprint

France has broken with tradition by not compensating for the carbon footprint of the UN Climate Change Conference to cap global warming it is currently hosting in Paris.

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

US demands 1.5 degree warming limit in COP21 deal

The United States was officially unveiled in Paris on Wednesday (9 December) as the most influential new member of the ‘High Ambition Coalition’ and immediately threw its weight behind a future 1.5 … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Two thirds of European oil refineries ready for tar sands imports

EXCLUSIVE / More than two thirds of European oil refineries are now equipped to process tar sands, research has found, raising fears the EU is ready to welcome a flood of … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

COP21 deal at risk over development aid ‘greenwashing’

Development aid commitments by European Union countries are at “increasing risk” of being greenwashed to meet climate finance promises to poorer nations that could be a “deal-breaker” for an international agreement to … Continue reading

November 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

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