Latest United Nations Climate Change Conference News

China, US pledge to increase cooperation at UN climate talks

Nov. 11, 2021 03:11 AM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The world’s top carbon polluters, China and the United States, agreed Wednesday to increase their cooperation and speed up action to rein in climate-damaging emissions, signaling a mutual effort on global warming at a time of tension over their other disputes. ...

Keep fighting, Obama urges young climate activists

Nov. 09, 2021 06:42 AM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — At 19, Glasgow college student Ross Hamilton doesn't think highly of world leaders — “they chat a lot of” nonsense — or expect them to accomplish anything on a problem he cares deeply about, climate change. But there is one former world...

Obama faults Russia, China for 'lack of urgency' on climate

Nov. 08, 2021 19:42 PM EST

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Barack Obama expressed confidence at U.N. climate talks Monday that the Biden administration will ultimately get its $555 billion climate package through Congress, and faulted U.S. rivals China and Russia for what he called a “dangerous lack of urgency” in...

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. ...

Ex-UN climate chief doesn't see Paris-type moment in Glasgow

Oct. 31, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Christiana Figueres knows how to hammer out a climate deal, and she doesn’t expect the United Nations conference that just started in Glasgow to end with the kind of big moment she engineered in Paris six years ago. But she remains optimistic, saying failure...

A look at the top issues for this year's UN climate summit

Oct. 29, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — This year's U.N. climate summit renews an urgent question to the international community: Can the world come together to confront the common enemy of global warming before it's too late? The talks that start Sunday in Scotland were always bound to be...

UN chief: 'Leadership gap' undermines global climate efforts

Oct. 26, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The head of the United Nations says a “leadership gap” is undermining the world's efforts to curb global warming, days before presidents and prime ministers from around the globe gather for a climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. U.N. Secretary-General...

Morrison: Australia will beat 2030 goal for lower emissions

Oct. 26, 2021 07:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday the country is set to reduce emissions by 35% below 2005 levels by 2030, but he won't commit to such a target at the U.N. climate conference in Scotland. Morrison said his government...

Australia gives in-principle support for net zero by 2050

Oct. 24, 2021 23:56 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Monday that a fifth National's party minister will join his Cabinet as part of deal to cement the junior coalition partner's support for a national target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050. ...

New Mexico governor confirms plans for UN climate conference

Oct. 22, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor will soon be headed to Scotland for the United Nations’ upcoming climate conference, where world leaders will talk about accelerating action toward the goals of the Paris Agreement to slow global warming. Gov....