Transport policy needs to be more adaptive and collaborative to overcome evident fragmentation, report finds. Photograph: Eric Luke

The extent to which climate policy will have to radically change in line with the Government’s declared intention to scale up ambition in tackling cli(...)

Heavy traffic in Dublin. The Republic’s climate governance arrangements were not robust enough compared with other countries, Dr Diarmuid Torney said. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An Oireachtas committee’s efforts to tackle rising carbon emissions will amount to “a flash in the pan” if it is dissolved in January, according to an(...)

Laughing all the way to the apocalypse: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Denis Naughten, who resigned as minister for climate action this week. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Without a co-ordinated global response, unprecedented in history, in as little as 12 years “several hundred million” lives will be immediately threate(...)

“Despite all of this unequivocal evidence supporting ambitious climate action, Ireland’s performance in meeting the goals of the Paris agreement and EU directives has been dismal”

The stark findings of the UN “1.5 degrees” report on global warming “heralds the end of the fossil fuel era”, according to climate justice campaigner (...)

Arrival of Donald Trump in the White House has produced “a nosedive” in the United States’s position on climate change. Photograph: Getty Images

President Donald Trump may have to back down on his claim that climate change is “a con” in the face of pressure from some of the world’s largest coun(...)

“The policy consensus on climate change in Ireland is very shallow.” Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

The Paris climate agreement has been hailed as a major step towards tackling rising global temperatures. But achieving its relatively modest targets r(...)

Cacique Raoni Metuktire, chief of the Kayapo tribe, speaks to a translator at the climate change summit in Paris. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

The French leadership of the global climate change summit in Paris last night ramped up pressure for an early agreement with a new draft that removed (...)

French president Francois Hollande during a decorations awarding ceremony in Paris to personalities committed to the fight against global warming. Photograph: AFP Photo

Efforts to reach a historic global agreement on climate change entered a critical stage last night as it became clear a new text has not overcome majo(...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon delivers a speech   at the World Climate Change Conference: he said  that he was confident an ambitious agreement could be reached. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/AFP/Getty Images

World leaders, including UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon and Pope Francis, have made emotive pleas to the almost 200 countries involved in the globa(...)

Chinese premier Li Keqiang: declared ‘war on pollution’. Photograph: EPA/Guillaume Horcajuelo

Chinese premier Li Keqiang recently unveiled the country’s plan for combating climate change. While it could have been more ambitious, the plan sho(...)