COP25 president Carolina Schmidt called on countries to ‘strengthen political will’ and to accelerate climate action at the pace that the world needs.   Photograph:  Oscar Del Pozo/AFP via Getty Images

The UN’s longest-ever climate summit drew to a close in Madrid on Sunday after two additional days and nights of difficult negotiations, with agreemen(...)

Greenpeace: ‘We are heading towards climate breakdown . . . the Irish Government still have their heads firmly in the sand.’ File photograph: Getty

Eight EU countries, but not Ireland, are to push for increased commitments on climate action at the “future of Europe” summit in Romania on Thursday. (...)

Experts said that the Dutch decision was unlikely to affect prices on the EU’s emission trading system.

in The Hague Governments around the world face “a wave of climate litigation” and businesses will come under new pressure to reduce their emissions, (...)