Flames in the background as vehicles drive on a highway overpass at the Blue Ridge Fire in Chino, California. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty

The formal exiting by the United States from the Paris Agreement has been greeted with dismay internationally on the basis it would dampen efforts to (...)

Spanish prime minister  Pedro Sánchez: offer to host COP25 will be studied by the UN climate change panel at a meeting in Bonn next week. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP via Getty Images

Spain has offered to host the COP25 UN climate conference in December after weeks of violent protests forced the Chilean government to cancel both the(...)

Staff workers take  stands apart before the end of the final session of the COP24 summit on climate change in Katowice, Poland, on December 15th. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski

The backdrop coming into the UN annual climate summit was dire; from where the world is at in responding to global warming to scientific indications o(...)

A fossil-fuel free society is economically attractive: renewable energy sources increasingly compete with fossil fuels, even when these are priced at historic lows. Photograph: Getty Images

From accelerating sea-level rise and ocean acidification to increasing risks of extreme weather events and the “collision course” with Earth’s climati(...)

UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa said no one can doubt that the world is determined to shift towards a “low-emission, resilient society”. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland has formally ratified the Paris Agreement on global climate change, it was announced on Monday. Minister for Communications Denis Naughten co(...)

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(...)