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Climate control could save millions of lives, says WHO

Friday - 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

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

Parched world watches as water vanishes

Friday - This parched world’s landlocked basins – they make up a fifth of the Earth’s surface – have lost at least 100 billion tonnes of water every year since the century began.

Greenland ice melt is in overdrive

Friday - Melting on Greenland's ice sheet has gone into overdrive, with meltwater runoff increasing 50 per cent since the start of the industrial era and continuing to accelerate, new research shows.

Maersk has idea to slash ship emissions

Friday - The world's biggest shipping company, Maersk, wants to slash its carbon emissions to zero by developing a new kind of container ship to ply the oceans.

To feed 10 billion people we'll have to lay off the steak meals

Friday - People in rich nations will have to make big cuts to the amount of beef and lamb they eat if the world is to be able to feed 10 billion people, says a new report.

Emissions jump to all-time high in 2018

Thursday - 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 can’t trust finance with the planet

Thursday - 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

Thursday - 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.

World Bank to invest $200b in climate fight

Thursday - The World Bank will make about $200 billion available to fund action on climate change from 2021-25, helping countries to adapt to the effects of warming and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Australia eyes role as clean-energy exporter

Thursday - Politicians around Australia are proposing ambitious plans to export renewable energy from Australia, using high-voltage power lines laid under the oceans.

Pure electrics shine as China shows off cars of the future

Thursday - China has seen a bumper year for electric car sales, so it’s no surprise that a number “new energy vehicles”, as EVs are referred to in China, were the stars of the Guangzhou Auto Show.

Macron move likely to be felt at Katowice

Wednesday - French leader Emmanuel Macron’s 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

Wednesday - 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

Wednesday - 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...

Adani will fund mini-version of its mega-mine

Wednesday - Indian mining multinational Adani has announced that it will self-fund a significantly smaller coal mine in Queensland, after failing to secure finance from more than 30 domestic and international...

Rising tides bring threat to Pacific military readiness

Wednesday - On a Pacific archipelago 2400 miles southwest of Hawaii, the United States' enormous military capability collides with the accelerating climate risk that threatens to erode it.

Stella McCartney makes eco-fashion charter

Wednesday - Eco-friendly British fashion designer Stella McCartney has announced a United Nations charter for Sustainable Fashion.

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.


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