Next year will see Glasgow host the UN’s climate change summit at a time when we are being told we face huge human suffering unless we take drastic action.
Marathon international climate talks in Spain have ended with negotiators postponing a key decision on global carbon markets.
Officials presiding over this year’s UN climate talks say they plan to propose a compromise to bridge yawning differences among countries that have been deadlocked on key issues for the past two weeks.
United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres has urged countries and companies to tackle climate change, saying failure to do so would mean “economic disaster”.
The UN’s highest court is beginning a hearing into allegations of genocide in Burma over the military campaign against the Rohingya minority.
This year has been one of the hottest on record, as the world comes to the end of a decade of “exceptional” heat, the World Meteorological Organisation has said.
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres urged countries not to lose hope in the fight against climate change, as representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Madrid for a two-week meeting on tackling global warming.
Argentinian diplomat Rafael Mariano Grossi is set to take the helm at the UN nuclear watchdog this week after being confirmed as its new leader.
The chairwoman of a two-week climate summit attended by nearly 200 countries has warned that those refusing to adjust to the planet’s rising temperatures “will be on the wrong side of history”.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday the world’s efforts to stop climate change had been “utterly inadequate” so far and there was a danger global warming could pass the “point of no return”.
The latest round of United Nations climate talks get under way on Monday with governments facing pressure to ramp up action to cut emissions.