Glencore headquarters in Baar, Switzerland. Photograph: Urs Flueeler/AP Photo/Keystone

The Church of England has warned that fossil fuel companies are in its sights, following its successful push to get coal miner Glencore to cap its coa(...)

Climate change: A source on Donald Trump’s transition team said the president-elect is seeking ways of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement within a year. Photograph: Getty Images

France and the United Nations on Tuesday stepped up warnings to US president-elect Donald Trump about the risks of quitting a 2015 global plan to comb(...)

Under the Paris agreement, all governments that have ratified the accord – which includes the US, China, India and the EU – now carry an obligation to hold global warming to no more than 2 degrees above pre-industrial levels. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

The Paris agreement on climate change enters into force on Friday, marking the first time that governments have agreed legally binding limits to globa(...)

Seagulls at the Villa Wetlands, a protected natural area south of Lima. Peru, last weekend. A UN climate change conference is taking place in Lima from December 1st to December 12th. Photograph: Reuters/ Mariana Bazo

Corporations found to be responsible for much of the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere should be facing levies for loss and damage to th(...)

Greenpeace activists throw coal in the air during a protest in front of the Polish Economy Ministry headquarters building against the World Coal Summit and the 19th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) in Warsaw yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Most of the world’s coal reserves “will have to stay in the ground” and further investment in mines and coal-fired power stations could go ahead on(...)