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German chancellor Angela Merkel: Greenpeace Germany  claims her policy leaves Germany “miles behind its obligations from the Paris climate agreement”. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/AFP/Getty

German climate campaigners and opposition poured scorn on chancellor Angela Merkel’s government on Friday, describing its new climate change proposals(...)

 Minister for the Environment  Alan Kelly says a binding agreement on 1.5 degree target would be very difficult to achieve politically. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly says expectations of a deal at the UN climate change conference must be “realistic”, suggesting that a more am(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, once dubbed the “climate chancellor”, hoped to revitalise her green credentials by getting the G7 nations to agree specific emissions goals. Photograph: EPA

Group of Seven leaders agreed on Monday to wean their economies off carbon fuels and supported a global goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, bu(...)

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(...)

 Mary Robinson: ‘Transformative leadership from all levels of community, business and politics can drive world leaders to commit to brave and ambitious actions.’  Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

The latest UN scientific report provided “further irrefutable evidence that climate change challenges our very existence”, said Minister for the Envi(...)

Environmental activists carry a casket demanding more action to battle climate change during the 19th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Warsaw. Photograph: Reuters/Kacper Pempel

Gloom to match Warsaw’s overcast skies has descended over the UN’s 19th climate change conference, with little progress made during the first week des(...)

Representative of the Japanese delegation Hiroshi Minami (left) expresses his sympathy to Naderev Sano, a representative of the Philippines, before the opening ceremony of the 19th conference of the United Nations convention on climate change   in Warsaw yesterday. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Philippine climate envoy Naderev ‘Yeb’ Sano yesterday challenged anyone who “continues to deny the reality that is climate change . . . to get off you(...)