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UN chief in bid to revive flagging talks

Thursday - UN Secretary-General Antůnio Guterres has made a dramatic intervention to revive flagging climate talks in Poland by flying back to the conference and preparing a personal call to Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Saudi falls foul of developing countries

Thursday - Competing visions of climate justice have alienated Saudi Arabia from other developing countries at UN climate talks in Poland.

We're making progress - towards 3deg warming

Wednesday - If all governments achieve their largely insufficient climate targets, the world will see 3deg of warming by 2100, twice the 1.5deg limit they agreed in Paris three years ago, says the Climate Action Trackerís annual update, delivered today at the climate talks in Katowice.

Indigenous peoples clinch climate deal

Wednesday - Indigenous peoples clinched a deal in Poland that will give them a voice in global climate change negotiations, but only after conceding to a push to put national sovereignty above their rights.

Australia's silence shocks delegates

Tuesday - Australia has been accused of tacitly supporting oil alliesí rejection of the UN's latest science report at the climate summit in Katowice.

US is still very much in the game

Tuesday - Forget Donald Trumpís rejection of the Paris Agreement. The US is still very much in and zealously setting the tone of international climate change negotiations.

Global investors call for more action

Monday - The largest-ever group of institutional investors has called on governments around the world to urgently increase their efforts to meet the Paris climate change agreement goals.


Oil producerrs scrap over UN climate report

Monday - Four big oil and gas producers blocked UN climate talks from welcoming the most influential climate science report in years, as a meeting in Poland descended into acrimony.

Climate control could save millions of lives, says WHO

7 Dec 18 - Beating climate change would save at least a million lives a year, the World Health Organisation has told the UN climate summit in Poland, making it a moral imperative.

Indonesia manages to fly below the radar

7 Dec 18 - International leaders are in Katowice debating the world's warming climate - but seldom mentioned is Indonesia, one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases.

Emissions jump to all-time high in 2018

6 Dec 18 - Global carbon emissions will jump to a record high in 2018, says a report released at the Katowice climate summit, dashing hopes a plateau of recent years would be maintained.

Why we canít trust finance with the planet

6 Dec 18 - Private finance and large investors will play a central role at the COP24 in Katowice. But before we pin our hopes on finance to solve climate change, there are some things we need to ask ourselves.

Four things that must be done at Katowice

6 Dec 18 - The urgency for decisive action is the imperative for COP24. The UN must press on with four major strands for meeting the Paris 1.5deg target.

Macron move likely to be felt at Katowice

5 Dec 18 - French leader Emmanuel Macronís defeat by the gilets jaunes movement over a proposed eco-tax rise is likely to come as a painful lesson for environmental policymakers at UN climate talks in Katowice.

Climate leader running short on power

5 Dec 18 - The coalition that built the Paris Agreement has broken down, leaving UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa with few powerful friends to call on to secure a deal in Katowice.

You're acting like children, child tells leaders

5 Dec 18 - Action to fight global warming is coming whether world leaders like it or not, school student Greta Thunberg, 15, has told the UN climate change summit, accusing them of behaving like irresponsible...

NZ will take agriculture lead role at Katowice

4 Dec 18 - New Zealand will lead discussions at international climate talks in Poland on upping emissions reductions from farming.

Attenborough: Collapse of civilisation is on the horizon

4 Dec 18 - The collapse of civilisation and the natural world is on the horizon, Sir David Attenborough has told the UN climate change summit in Poland.

Kiwi sitting at the Katowice top table

Jo Tyndall

4 Dec 18 - New Zealander Jo Tyndall is one of the most influential people at international climate talks in Poland.


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