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US climate envoy John Kerry believes COP26 is ‘the last best chance to get real’ in avoiding climate catastrophe. File photograph: Stephane Mahe/AFP via Getty Images

Ahead of COP26 next November, the Dublin Climate Declaration will be issued. Delegates from the UN, international leaders in politics and(...)

Climate change activist, Saoi O’Connor (16): ‘No amount of COPs will change this, because the people who hold the power in those negotiations do not want it to change.’ Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Climate change experts and campaigners, including participants in the Dublin Climate Dialogues, were asked what their COP26 expectations are, and w(...)

John Kerry, US climate envoy. File photograph: Stefani Reynolds/EPA/Pool

US climate envoy John Kerry is to participate in the Dublin Climate Dialogues next week. The initiative is an attempt to scale-up global ambition in a(...)

The collective sigh among heads of state appearing at the climate summit hosted by US president Joe Biden last week was almost palpable. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Unquestionably the world is in a better place with the United States committing to halving its carbon emissions by 2030, signalling it is ready to lea(...)

US president Joe Biden said millions of good, well-paid jobs would emerge from tackling the climate crisis, including in “fields we haven’t even conceived of yet”. Photograph:  Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Even geopolitical foes can find common ground on combating climate change, US president Joe Biden declared during the closing session of a global summ(...)

‘We need to care for nature, so that nature may care for us,’ said the pope. Photograph: Getty Images

Efforts to contain the rise in global temperature to within 1.5 degrees have received a strong boost, with the United States declaring it is to halve (...)

US envoy for climate John Kerry, US secretary of state Antony Blinken, and US president Joe Biden listen as United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres speaks on screen during a climate change virtual summit from the East Room of the White House campus. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen summed up the sentiment of many at the global climate summit: “It is so good to have the US back on(...)

Steam rises from the Miller coal power plant in Adamsville, Alabama. Photograph:  Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

The Biden administration on Thursday pledged to slash US greenhouse gas emissions by 50-52 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, a new target it hopes wi(...)

A coal power plant in Adamsville, Alabama. Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty

The United States is scaling up its climate ambition in tandem with whistle-stop visits to big carbon-emitting countries in an effort to forge greater(...)

Ireland risks falling behind other developed countries which are pushing on with the transition. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

There are welcome signs that parts of the Irish economy are finally on a course of sustained decarbonisation in the latest emissions report published (...)

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