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No plan B: the One Planet Summit is being held two years to the day since the landmark Paris accord on climate change was agreed. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty

France will push for a European financial-transactions tax to fund the fight against climate change, four French government ministers have said ahead (...)

The side-bet club had become an alliance of leading companies already investing in hydrogen value chain – 18 multinationals including Toyota, Alstom, BMW and Royal Dutch Shell. File photograph: Getty Images

The possibility of hydrogen as a fuel of the future has lurked in the background for years. Its merits as a clean, efficient fuel were indisputable bu(...)

Glacier researchers walk to the accumulation zone of Gueshgue glacier in Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Photograph: Tomas Munita/New York Times

As conspiracy theories go, this must rank as one of the more absurd. According to the Irish Farmers’ Association, the reason why Ireland is careering (...)

 Art installation titled ‘climate refugees’, by Danish artist Jens Galschiot at the COP23  Conference in Bonn. Photograph: Patrik stollarz/AFP/Getty

An important international meeting about climate change took place in Bonn, Germany earlier this month. Attended by more than 10,000 delegates, it rec(...)

The message from Bonn was that more and more countries were ramping up their actions to cut climate pollution, said Friends of the Earth Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Immense damage is being done to Ireland’s international reputation, “especially among developing countries and the more progressive European countries(...)

Ryanair headquarters, Dublin: the airline is one of a list of top Irish firms named and shamed for failing to report their greenhouse gas emissions. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Ryanair, PaddyPower Betfair, Permanent TSB and Independent News & Media are among a list of top Irish firms named and shamed for failing to report(...)

A replica of the Statue of Liberty by Danish artist Jens Galschiot emits smoke in a park outside the 23rd UN Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks in Bonn. Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP

UN secretary general António Guterres provided a short but stark briefing note to heads of government gathered in Bonn for the final days of the annua(...)

Fijis attorney general Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at  the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn. Small island states of the South Pacific who are threatened by climate change feel the world has at started to respond to their plight.  Photograph: Alister Doyle/Reuters.

Small island states of the South Pacific whose existence is immediately threatened by climate change feel the world has at last begun to sit up and re(...)

Denis Naughten  has said the Government also agreed ‘to support developing countries through sharing information and expertise around our Irish Aid programmes’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Government is to provide additional funding for vulnerable countries feeling the brunt of global warming, including those living with the conseque(...)

A fossil-fuel free society is economically attractive: renewable energy sources increasingly compete with fossil fuels, even when these are priced at historic lows. Photograph: Getty Images

From accelerating sea-level rise and ocean acidification to increasing risks of extreme weather events and the “collision course” with Earth’s climati(...)

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