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Five reasons COP25 climate talks failed

Paris - The climate summit in Madrid earlier this month did not collapse -- but by almost any measure it certainly failed.

Brazil's Bolsonaro dismisses COP25 'game'

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a climate change skeptic, on Sunday dismissed as a "commercial game" the result of the COP25 climate talks in Madrid.He particularly singled out rich European nations as the players.

UN chief calls climate summit a 'lost opportunity'

Madrid - A major climate summit wrapped up in Madrid Sunday with a compromise deal that left little to show, prompting UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to lament a "lost opportunity" to act.

UN climate talks in limbo as countries refuse to compromise

Madrid - The climate talks in Madrid have encountered some huge obstacles after participating countries failed to come to a consensus on draft documents presented overnight.

Fighting climate change, protecting nature go hand in hand

Madrid - The preservation of Earth's pristine wildernesses and oceans, long treated as a separate issue to curbing climate change, is taking on more importance as scientists say they really need to go hand in hand.

UN talks struggle to stave off climate chaos

Madrid - United Nations climate negotiations in Madrid were set to wrap up Friday with even the best-case outcome likely to fall well short of what science says is needed to avert a future ravaged by global warming.

Economic disaster awaits world if we don't tackle climate crisis

Madrid - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged countries and companies Thursday to tackle climate change, saying failure to do so would mean “economic disaster.”

Greenpeace chief locked out of UN climate meet amid protests

Madrid - Hours after sharing a podium at 196-nations climate talks with Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, the head of Greenpeace International found herself locked out of the building Wednesday along with hundreds of other observers ejected from the talks.

US accused of seeking climate funding waiver at UN talks

Madrid - The United States was accused Wednesday of using crunch UN talks to avoid compensating poorer nations hit by climate change, despite its decision to leave the process to limit global warming.

Greta slams 'misleading' climate pledges at chaotic UN summit

Madrid - Swedish activist Greta Thunberg accused rich countries of "misleading" people over climate action at UN talks in Madrid on Wednesday hours before a veteran leader of the global environmental movement with whom she shared the podium was locked out of th...

Solving climate crisis requires leadership: Bloomberg

Madrid - The world doesn't need a miracle to tame global warming, just leadership, US presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg told UN climate talks Tuesday in Madrid, calling for an end to government handouts to oil, gas and coal companies.

Bloomberg at UN climate talks to push for US action

Madrid - American presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg will attend UN climate talks in Madrid Tuesday with the message that the US is "still in" the fight against global warming despite its looming withdrawal from the world's climate plan.

Beleaguered DR Congo rainforest attacked on all sides

Kisangani - Lush rainforest covers millions of hectares of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a central part of Earth's natural defence against global warming -- but it is under severe threat from a perfect storm of mismanagement and corruption.

'Do it for our children,' parents plead at UN climate meet

Madrid - Parents from around the globe Thursday said governments locked in negotiations at UN talks in Madrid must beat back the threat of global warming to "give our children the future that they deserve".

In nations rich and poor, climate-related disasters on the uptick

Madrid - Japan, the Philippines and Germany top a list of countries worst hit by climate-enhanced extreme weather last year, with Madagascar and India close behind, researchers said Wednesday.

COP25 could make or break the world's climate commitments

Madrid - U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres urged countries Monday not to give up in the fight against climate change, as representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Madrid for a two-week meeting on tackling global warming.

Zero-hour on climate, but UN talks in another time zone

Madrid - Global talks tasked with neutralising the threat of global warming get underway in Madrid Monday, but their narrow focus on rules and procedures remains out of sync with the world's climate-addled future.

A look at how the climate crisis has progressed since 1992

World leaders held the first United Nations conference to tackle climate change in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. On December 2, COP 25 will take place. Since that first meeting, the world has gotten hotter, spewed more GHG, and seen more extreme weather events.

European Parliament's declaration on climate is a big deal

The European Parliament declared a "climate and environmental emergency" Thursday, calling on the incoming European Commission to take a stronger stance on fighting climate change.

European parliament declares 'climate emergency'

Strasbourg - The European Parliament voted on Thursday to declare a "climate and environment emergency" in a symbolic gesture just ahead of the latest UN global crisis summit.

'All guns blazing' as Madrid races to host climate summit

Madrid - With 10 days left until the COP25, Spain is working at breakneck speed to pull off the logistical "miracle" of organising the world's top climate summit in just a few short weeks.

Greta Thunberg seeks lift back across Atlantic to climate meet

Los Angeles - Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg had made it half-way from Sweden to Chile by boat, train and electric car when next month's UN climate summit was unexpectedly scrapped.

Spain steps in to host COP25 climate summit as Greta asks for a lift

Madrid - Spain will host the COP25 climate summit in December, the UN said on Friday, after Chile abandoned plans to hold it due to deadly anti-government protests.

Crisis-wracked Chile pulls out as APEC, climate meet host

Santiago - Chile pulled out of hosting two major international summits on Wednesday as it struggled to restore order after more than ten days of civil unrest that left at least 23 dead.

Crisis-wracked Chile pulls out as APEC, climate meet host

Santiago - Chile pulled out of hosting two major international summits Wednesday as it struggled to restore order amid clashes between protestors and security forces that have left at least 20 dead.

Brazil rescinds offer to host 2019 UN climate conference

Bras - Brazil announced Wednesday it is withdrawing its offer to host the COP25 UN climate conference next year, citing financial constraints.
 

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"To address the climate emergency, we need a rapid & deep change in how we do business, how we generate power, how we build cities, how we move and how we feed the world. If we don’t urgently change our way of life, we jeopardize life itself," UN Secretary-General António Guterres said.
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