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'Watered-down hope': Experts wanted more from climate pact

Nov. 15, 2021 16:54 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — While world leaders and negotiators are hailing the Glasgow climate pact as a good compromise that keeps a key temperature limit alive, many scientists are wondering what planet these leaders are looking at. Crunching the numbers they see a...

UN climate boss: 'Good compromise' beats no deal on warming

Nov. 14, 2021 11:15 AM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — It was no deal or a lump of coal at Glasgow climate talks and for Patricia Espinosa, the United Nations’ climate secretary, there was no choice. “No deal was the worst possible result there. Nobody wins,” Espinosa said in an interview with...

The Latest: EU: Climate talks must achieve key Paris goal

Nov. 08, 2021 13:24 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Latest on the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow. GLASGOW, Scotland — The European Union’s climate chief said Monday that U.N. talks in Glasgow must focus on ensuring the headline goal of the Paris Agreement can be met. ...

UN climate conference urges sports bodies to hit green goals

Nov. 03, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The United Nations climate conference on Wednesday urged sports organizations and teams worldwide to meet the environmental targets they signed up to. FIFA, the International Olympic Committee, the NFL, the NBA and the New York Yankees are...

'Last, best hope:' Leaders launch crucial UN climate summit

Oct. 31, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A crucial U.N. climate summit opened Sunday amid papal appeals for prayers and activists' demands for action, kicking off two weeks of intense diplomatic negotiations by almost 200 countries aimed at slowing intensifying global warming and adapting to the climate...

UN: Greenhouse gas levels hit a new record, cuts fall short

Oct. 25, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high last year and increased at a faster rate than the annual average for the last decade despite a temporary reduction during pandemic lockdowns, the World Meteorological Organization said in a report published Monday. ...

UN: More pledges needed to avoid 'catastrophic' climate path

Sep. 17, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A new report shows the world is on a “catastrophic pathway” toward a hotter future unless governments make more ambitious pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the head of the United Nations said Friday. The U.N. report, reviewing all the national...

UN: Climate pledges put world on 'catastrophic pathway'

Sep. 17, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The world is on a “catastrophic pathway” toward a hotter future unless governments make more ambitious pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the head of the United Nations said Friday. A new U.N. report reviewing all the national commitments...

UN climate chief: No country is safe from global warming

Sep. 06, 2021 12:05 PM EDT

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — The U.N.'s top climate official urged governments Monday to stop their “deferral and delay” tactics and instead embrace rapid, widespread measures to curb and adapt to global warming. Amid a season of extreme weather and new ...