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World ‘heading for 3.5 C warming’: study

Current pledges for curbing carbon emissions will doom the world to global warming of 3.5 C, massively overshooting the UN target of 2 C, researchers reported at the climate talks here on Tuesday. Output of heat-trapping carbon gases is rising so fast that governments have only four years left to avert a massive extra bill for…

A dozen heads of state to attend UN climate talks

Twelve heads of government and state have said they will participate in UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres said on Friday. About 130 ministers will also descend on the coastal city for negotiations under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), she said at a press conference. African leaders from…

Expect a tough round of climate talks in Durban: S.Africa

The UN climate negotiations in South Africa will be “tough”, with the big question focusing on the future of the Kyoto Protocol, the foreign minister said Friday after preparatory talks. “It is going to be a tough COP (Conference of Parties) because it is a COP that can’t avoid the…

Climate change: UN parties complete inventory of pledges

PARIS (AFP) – Developing countries have submitted their plans for tackling greenhouse-gas emissions under the UN flag, completing a double inventory decided in Mexico in December, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change said on Monday. The listing of voluntary, “nationally appropriate” actions follows an inventory of emissions reduction targets…

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