An environmental activist in Rio de Janeiro protests against plans to auction off oil blocks near the coast of Brazil on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

‘Climate emergency’ declared by 11,000 scientists as they warn of ‘untold suffering’ if urgent action not taken

  • New paper proposes six steps to reduce worst effects of climate change
  • Plans by most countries under Paris accord not ambitious enough, separate report by Universal Ecological Fund shows
Topic |   Climate crisis

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An environmental activist in Rio de Janeiro protests against plans to auction off oil blocks near the coast of Brazil on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
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US President Donald Trump. File photo: AFP

US starts Paris climate pact exit – now what?

  • Once the United States exits the 2015 Paris Agreement, it will become the only country outside the accord
  • The exit process will be completed a day after the 2020 US presidential election
Topic |   POLITICO

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US President Donald Trump. File photo: AFP
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