UN Convention on Climate Change executive secretary Christiana Figueres: insists  last week’s six-day meeting delivered “fresh clarity”. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

The world’s governments are running out of time to conclude an effective international agreement on climate change by the end of next year, following(...)

A Statoil carbon-capture unit in the North Sea. Photograph: Brian Vander Brug/Los Angeles Times

Radical plans to capture carbon dioxide (C02) and store it in underground reservoirs, instead of belching it into the atmosphere, were outlined in Bon(...)

Ebola Virus at 108,000 Magnification: the 162-strong African Group at this round of talks includes two delegates each from Liberia and Guinea and one from Sierra Leone –  the three west African countries most seriously affected by EVD

The UN is on the alert for Ebola as delegates representing 170 countries gathered on Monday at the former German parliament building in Bonn for a we(...)

The UN climate convention in Bonn was told world leaders will need to show “real political commitment” if an international treaty to tackle global warming is to be concluded before the end of next year. Photograph EPA/Matthias Balk

World leaders will need to show “real political commitment” if an international treaty to tackle global warming is to be concluded in Paris before (...)

International government officials participating in the UN climate convention in Bonn, Germany. Photograph: EPA/Matthias Balk

Messages of hope about how major cities, regions and even some countries are forging ahead in the battle against global warming were delivered here y(...)