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United Nations’ Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrives for a meeting with NGOs before the final session of the COP24 summit in Katowice on Friday. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations talks on securing a robust rule book for the Paris agreement on climate change were edging closure to agreement last night after 24(...)

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and UN climate secretary Patricia Espinosa at  COP24. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Rueters

Negotiators at the climate talks in Katowice are closer to completing and strengthening the rules for making the landmark Paris agreement operational.(...)

Local school children join Greta Thunberg’s initiative on climate strike during the COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland, on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Environmental and development organisations have welcomed Ireland’s underlining of its commitment to the Paris agreement on climate change but have ca(...)

“Carbon taxes will discourage future developments that involve lengthy commutes by car. However, there is a challenge of how best to support those already caught in this situation.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If we want to ensure the cost of fuel reflects its impact on the planet through raising carbon tax, there needs to be public acceptance that this is b(...)

Participants take part in plenary session during COP24 UN Climate Change Conference 2018 in Katowice, Poland on December 13, 2018. Photograph: Reuters/Kacper Pempel

Tension, tiredness and reports of lack of progress on the issues that have repeatedly surfaced at the UN climate talks were all too evident on Thursda(...)

The global rise in greenhouse gas emissions over the past year has been driven by increased use of coal to generate power and heat, the UN climate tal(...)

“The criticism of prime minister Leo Varadkar falls short.” Photograph: John Thys/Pool/EPA

One of the compilers of an index of climate-change performance that rated Ireland as the worst in the EU has strongly rejected Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’(...)

Steam rising from the cooling towers of a coal-fired thermal power plant in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Photograph: Fehim Demir/EPA

The UN climate talks have received a much-needed injection as they enter their final hours, with an alliance of 27 countries promising to step up effo(...)

Former US vice president Al Gore criticised  the three big oil and gas producing countries including the US as they were ‘at least temporality unwilling to contribute to the progress we need in policy’.  Photograph: Agencja Gazeta/Grzegorz Celejewski/via Reuters

Former US vice president Al Gore arrived at the UN climate change talks on Wednesday to underline the cost of failing to implement joint actions, and (...)

Ireland is a member of the international Power Past Coal alliance, which pledges to stop burning coal for electricity. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

The Government should cancel a 10-year contract won by ESB International to run a new coal-fired electricity power station in the Philippines, environ(...)

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