Latest news and updates on the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), which is being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, between November 6 and November 18, 2022.
Readers discuss the need to focus on the root cause of the climate crisis, and why Hong Kong should turn more to nuclear power.
Officials said agreement a ‘win for developing world’ in honour of millions who suffer from climate catastrophe ‘they did not create and do not have resources to address’.
Deal does not ratchet up calls for reducing emissions, but does retain language to keep alive global goal of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial times.
The emissions exceeded those from fossil-fuel use by Ukraine’s 43 million people, according to data on global forests released by non-profit CTrees at the COP27 summit.
Several cabinet ministers from across the globe said earlier on Saturday that agreement was reached on a fund for what negotiators call loss and damage.
Most funding from developed nations goes to climate change mitigation, but vulnerable countries like Pakistan want money for long-term solutions.
Kerry’s illness is sure to add to worries about the speed of negotiations at the climate conference in Egypt, which were expected to end on Friday but are continuing with no clear end in sight.
While the US and China plan to resume cooperation on climate change following a meeting between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping in Bali, analysts said progress would be slow because of geopolitical tensions.
Heat wave-related deaths, climate-sensitive infectious diseases and other health issues caused by climate change are forcing insurance companies to recalibrate premiums and offerings.
Dorothee Hildebrandt has pedalled thousands of miles from Sweden to Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh to deliver a simple message: stop climate change
As world leaders at COP27 discuss climate and biodiversity emergency, illegal buying and selling of protected, rare species thrive in Laos, China and Vietnam — key markets for the likes of ‘exotic’ pets and pangolin, rhino, tiger parts.
The president said ‘with confidence’ that the US would meet its emissions targets by 2030.