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 (...)

Shanghai’s skyscrapers Shanghai World Financial Center (L), Shanghai Tower (R) and Jin Mao Tower (top) are seen at the financial district of Pudong during Earth Hour in Shanghai  today. Photograph: Carlos Barria /Reuters

Lights will be switched off at several landmark sites across the State at 8.30pm tonight as part of the global environmental initiative Earth H(...)

European Commission president José Manuel Barroso and European climate action commissioner Connie Hedegaard present the 2030 Framework for Climate and Energy at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

With three months to go to the European elections, yesterday’s climate change package from the European Commission is likely to be one of the most sig(...)

Neville Isdell: “I had thought about buying something in my homeland, but this wasn’t an emotional decision. Now is the right time to buy in Ireland.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Neville Isdell, the former chairman and chief executive of Coca-Cola and the owner of the CHQ building in Dublin, leans on his walking stick, looks le(...)

Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo (centre  back), Pan African Climate Justice Alliance Secretary General Mithika Mwenda (second right) and International Trade Union Confederation General Secretary Sharan Burrow (second left) walk out of the UN Climate Change Conferencein Warsaw, Poland.

Non-governmental organisations from across the globe, including Irish observers, staged a mass walk-out from the UN’s 19th climate change conference (...)