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Small islands seek UN sea court's opinion on climate change

Dec. 12, 2022 18:06 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea said Monday that small island states have asked it to provide an opinion on what impact a key U.N. treaty governing maritime activities has on efforts to curb climate change — guidance that could have far-reaching legal...

The Latest | UN Climate Summit

Nov. 17, 2022 17:03 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Chilean Environment Minister Maisa Rojas said negotiators are making progress in their talks at the U.N. climate conference in Egypt. “I think we’re making progress. We heard a lot of goodwill in particular on the financing for loss and damage,”...

Takeaways: Bold proposals and 'net zero' criticism at COP27

Nov. 08, 2022 16:57 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Bold proposals to confront climate change were floated—and ignored or rejected. The often bogus “net zero” claims by companies and local governments were called out. And the fate of an activist on a water and hunger strike continued to get attention, though the...

Treaty against fossil fuels floated at UN climate summit

Nov. 08, 2022 13:49 PM EST

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The world should confront climate change the way it does nuclear weapons, by agreeing to a non-proliferation treaty that stops further production of fossil fuels, a small island nation leader urged Tuesday. The proposal by Tuvalu came as vulnerable...