Late-night wrangling between UN members in Lima secured agreement between developing and rich nations on a framework  to cut pollution. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

After a marathon round of negotiations in Lima, sleepless delegates from all over the world have produced a road map that should lead to a historic in(...)

 Mary Robinson: ‘Transformative leadership from all levels of community, business and politics can drive world leaders to commit to brave and ambitious actions.’  Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The latest UN scientific report provided “further irrefutable evidence that climate change challenges our very existence”, said Minister for the Envi(...)

Environmental activists carry a casket demanding more action to battle climate change during the 19th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Warsaw. Photograph: Reuters/Kacper Pempel

Gloom to match Warsaw’s overcast skies has descended over the UN’s 19th climate change conference, with little progress made during the first week des(...)

Representative of the Japanese delegation Hiroshi Minami (left) expresses his sympathy to Naderev Sano, a representative of the Philippines, before the opening ceremony of the 19th conference of the United Nations convention on climate change   in Warsaw yesterday. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Philippine climate envoy Naderev ‘Yeb’ Sano yesterday challenged anyone who “continues to deny the reality that is climate change . . . to get off you(...)