Indian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rajendra Pachauri, who resigned this week as chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change after being accused of accused of sexually harassing a female employee at his Delhi-based think tank. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

Rahul Bedi, in New DelhiThe former head of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been barred by a New Delhi court from leaving India,(...)

Former US vice-president Al Gore attends a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

US climate campaigner Al Gore has defended the EU’s controversial new climate targets as an encouraging step in the battle against global warming. (...)

Goldie Hawn speaks to a delegate during a break in sessions on the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, yesterday. The actor is speaking at the forum about the merits of meditation. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Anybody looking for timeless wisdom in Davos will find it not in the sprawling conference centre, where 2,500 political and business leaders have conv(...)

Climate change is a worthy issue which most of us feel we should be deeply concerned about - but not just yet. In the cosy Western World,(...)

Al Gore told his Dublin audience of more than 350 delegates from 60 countries: “Even with glaring evidence [of extreme weather patterns] people still do not connect the dots of climate change. We have to win the conversation about climate change. When you hear denial, speak up.”

Former US vice-president Al Gore called for action on climate change yesterday, comparing denial of changing weather patterns to “sleepwalking (...)