Latest United Nations Climate Change Conference News

Correction: Climate Talks-Goodbye US? story

Dec. 5, 2019 5:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 4, 2019, about the Trump administration's role in the Madrid climate conference, The Associated Press erroneously reported the date and sponsorship of a poll on public attitudes toward the Paris climate agreement. The poll was conducted in June 2017 by the AP-NORC Center...

Correction: Climate Talks-Goodbye US? story

Dec. 5, 2019 4:20 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story December 4, 2019, about the Trump administration's role in the Madrid climate conference, The Associated Press erroneously reported the details of a poll measuring public opinion on the Paris climate agreement.

China’s climate paradox: A leader in coal and clean energy

Dec. 2, 2019 7:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China — the top emitter of greenhouse gases. China burns about half the coal used globally each year. Between 2000 and 2018, its annual carbon emissions nearly tripled, and it...

The Latest: Poland to focus on clean energy

Dec. 2, 2019 12:13 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the COP25 climate summit in Madrid (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The head of Poland’s new Climate Ministry has said his goal is to redouble efforts to cut carbon gas emissions and faster develop clean energy sources. Poland is one of Europe’s largest coal producers...

Global climate protests ahead of Madrid meeting

Nov. 29, 2019 1:00 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Protesters in cities across the world staged rallies Friday demanding leaders take tougher action against climate change, days before the latest global conference, which this year takes place in Madrid. The rallies kicked off in Australia, where people affected by recent devastating wildfires...

Bloomberg, now Democratic candidate, resigns UN climate post

Nov. 25, 2019 2:46 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who just joined the crowded race for the Democratic presidential nomination, has resigned his post as the United Nations special envoy for climate action. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Monday that Bloomberg sent a letter to...

US tells UN it is pulling out of Paris climate deal

Nov. 4, 2019 11:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has begun the process of pulling out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that he submitted a formal notice to the United Nations. That starts a withdrawal process that does not become official for a year. His statement...

Trump administration has notified UN that it has started process of withdrawing US from Paris climate agreement

Nov. 4, 2019 3:40 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration has notified UN that it has started process of withdrawing US from Paris climate agreement.

Climate activists nab Macron portraits, divide French judges

Nov. 3, 2019 3:41 AM EST

LYON, France (AP) — Is stealing a presidential portrait a prison-worthy crime? Or a laudable act of civil disobedience? Courts around France are grappling with this question in response to an unusual new environmental movement that's aiming to push French President Emmanuel Macron to do more to fight...

Spain offers Madrid as host of December UN climate summit

Oct. 31, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's interim leader has offered to have Madrid host an international U.N. climate conference next month that was originally scheduled to be held in riot-struck Chile. Chilean President Sebastián Piñera on Wednesday canceled plans to host the Dec. 2-13 climate gathering, as well...