Need for climate finance front and center at U.N. General Assembly

Sep 22, 2021
Developed countries pledged $100 billion a year by 2020 to help poorer nations mitigate and adapt to climate change.
President Joe Biden addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. He pledged to increase the U.S. contribution to international climate funding.
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China sees green

Nov 6, 2017
The annual U.N. climate talks are underway in Bonn, Germany for the next two weeks. This marks the first of these conferences since President Donald Trump announced he’d pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement. As the U.S. cedes global leadership in the fight against climate change, China is stepping up. But it’s […]

At climate change meeting, poor countries step forward

Dec 10, 2014
More developing countries are making the commitment to fight emissions.

Study: A hotter climate is pretty much baked in

Dec 3, 2012
As another U.N. climate change summit goes on in Doha, a new study of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere says current levels nearly guarantee a nearly four-degree increase in global temperatures.

Canada backs out of Kyoto Protocol

Dec 13, 2011
Straight out of productive UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, Canada announces it is backing out of the Kyoto Protocol treaty.

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Europe pushes for roadmap toward climate deal

Dec 9, 2011
Developing and island states are on board for an agreement, but the U.S. and other countries are still undecided.