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Gaston Browne, prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, blamed the influence of powerful private-sector interests for the G20’s failure to come up with better plans to combat climate change. Photograph: Phil Noble/AFP via Getty Images

The G20, a club of the world’s wealthiest and most powerful countries, who together are responsible for 80 per cent of global emissions, has the polit(...)

A  coal-fired power plant at  Datteln, western Germany. The G7  agreed to end state financing of coal-fired power plants by the end of this year. Photograph:  Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

G7 countries have vowed to stop all new financing for overseas coal projects by the end of this year in a breakthrough in the global effort to fight c(...)

Stop Climate Chaos said ‘2020 marks the beginning of a decade in which global emissions must reduce by 55%’. File photograph: Getty

A substantial increase in the EU’s 2030 climate target must be tabled during the UN climate talks this week “to show global leadership and avoid massi(...)

New  report shows  average world temperatures  on course to far exceed  goal set in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Photograph: Matt Alexander/PA

Negotiations at the UN summit in Poland, now entering their final political phase, continue to be dominated by issues around the strictness of a ruleb(...)

Members of International delegations at the climate conference  in Marrakesh on Friday. Photograph: Fadel Sennafadel/AFP/Getty

Nearly 200 nations agreed around midnight on Friday to work out the rules for a landmark 2015 global deal to tackle climate change within two years i(...)

A  farmer walks past solar panels  in Tafoughalt, Morocco: the country is hosting  the first international climate summit since the Paris accord.  Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

The greatest danger posed by US president-elect Donald Trump may be his threat to “cancel” the Paris accord on climate change, which was concluded las(...)

Late-night wrangling between UN members in Lima secured agreement between developing and rich nations on a framework  to cut pollution. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

After a marathon round of negotiations in Lima, sleepless delegates from all over the world have produced a road map that should lead to a historic in(...)

The Peruvian environment minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal delivering a speech during the opening of the  20th United Nations Climate Change Conference at Lima, Peru, this month. Photograph: Paolo Aguilar

Frantic negotiations to salvage the UN’s 20th climate conference are running right up to the wire after an earnest plea to negotiators by its presi(...)

UN Convention on Climate Change executive secretary Christiana Figueres: insists  last week’s six-day meeting delivered “fresh clarity”. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images

The world’s governments are running out of time to conclude an effective international agreement on climate change by the end of next year, following(...)

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 (...)

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