Protesters walk past Madrid’s  city hall on Cibeles Square  during a mass-march  demanding  urgent action on the climate crisis from world leaders attending the COP25 summit  in the city. Photograph: Oscar Del Pozo/AFP via Getty Images.

Wealthy countries attending the UN climate talks in Madrid, including the world's  largest carbon emitters, have been accused of lagging behind i(...)

Carbon emissions are growing at slower rate based on 2019 figures but strong demand for oil and gas means the world is far from achieving drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions needed to avert catastrophic global warming, according to the latest Global Carbon Project (GCP) data.  Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/EPA

Carbon emissions are growing at slower rate but the world is far from achieving drastic reductions needed to avert catastrophic global warming, accord(...)

People recover their belongings after  cyclone Idai in  Mozambique,  March 2019. Photograph: EPA/Andre Catueira

Ireland must increase its funding of projects tackling climate change by nearly six times the current amount to fairly contribute to efforts to preven(...)

Irish Farmers’ Association environment chairman Thomas Cooney rejects Green Party calls for “less of Ireland’s sustainable dairy and beef produce”.

A coalition of environmental campaign groups has called on the Government to commission a new national “land use plan” aimed at reducing emissions, pr(...)

The Irish baby born today: the First World problem of ‘where will I go on my holidays?’ may be replaced by ‘where is my next meal coming from?’ Photograph: Getty

A new report depicts an ever-depleting natural world, with huge implications for the coming generation. What will their lives be like? Life-supp(...)

Students take part in a strike for action on climate change: Ireland has been singled out for its ‘lack of focus’ on  targets. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A national climate change plan submitted by the Government to the European Commission is “way off track” in meeting targets, according the EU’s leadin(...)

Michal Kurtyka (second from right), the Polish official who chaired the COP24 summit,  announcing the agreement in Katowice, Poland with the  heads of  delegations. Photograph:AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

A total of 195 countries, signatories to the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, have agreed a common rulebook for implementing the pact from (...)

Local school children join Greta Thunberg’s initiative on climate strike during the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland, on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Environmental and development organisations have welcomed Ireland’s underlining of its commitment to the Paris agreement on climate change but have ca(...)

An environmental activist protests at the venue of the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland. Photograph:  Agencja Gazeta/Grzegorz Celejewski via Reuters

Ireland is to allocate an additional €4.5 million to international co-operation on climate action, Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton has said(...)

Yul Choi, a South Korean activist with the Korea Green Foundation, protests outside the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Katowice, Poland, on December 10th. Photograph: Karolina Jonderko/The New York Times

Ireland’s ranking as the worst performing country in the EU for action on climate change, for the second year in a row, was roundly criticised by envi(...)

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