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COP25 president Carolina Schmidt called on countries to ‘strengthen political will’ and to accelerate climate action at the pace that the world needs.   Photograph:  Oscar Del Pozo/AFP via Getty Images

The UN’s longest-ever climate summit drew to a close in Madrid on Sunday after two additional days and nights of difficult negotiations, with agreemen(...)

Environmental  activists protest as they hold a banner reading ‘Rich countries, Face!’ at the start of a plenary session during the COP25 Climate Conference. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

Climate litigation against governments, corporations and fossil fuel companies continued to increase across the world during 2019 with more than 1,000(...)

Students take part in a strike for action on climate change: Ireland has been singled out for its ‘lack of focus’ on  targets. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

A national climate change plan submitted by the Government to the European Commission is “way off track” in meeting targets, according the EU’s leadin(...)

EU climate commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete said the EU and China were “joining forces to forge ahead on the implementation of the Paris agreement and accelerate the global transition to clean energy”. Photograph: Chema Moya/EPA

China and the EU will forge an alliance to take a leading role in tackling climate change in response to Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of(...)

Experts said that the Dutch decision was unlikely to affect prices on the EU’s emission trading system.

in The Hague Governments around the world face “a wave of climate litigation” and businesses will come under new pressure to reduce their emissions, (...)