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A person in all black walks past a logo at the media center ahead of the COP28 U.N. Climate Summit.

Confidence in UN climate talks at a low point ahead of COP28 in Dubai


Optimism soared after the Paris Agreement was established in 2015. But progress at UN climate talks since then has been incremental at best.

The view of banners for the UN climate conference COP26 displayed in central Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow summit pledge to phase out fossil fuel subsidies faces an uphill battle

A coal-fired power station in Witbank, South Africa

World leaders agree to help South Africa phase out coal

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Cattle graze on land recently burned and deforested by cattle farmers near Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil.

World leaders pledged to end forest loss. What will it take?

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Pastoralists and their livestock at one of the few functioning boreholes in Marsabit County, Kenya. Community leaders organize when people and their animals can drink from the borehole, Nov. 3, 2021.`

Who will pay for ‘losses and damages’ caused by climate change? Developing countries make their case at COP26.

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg, center, demonstrates with others in front of the Standard and Chartered Bank during a climate protest in London, Oct. 29, 2021. People were protesting in London ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), which

Why COP26 is the ‘last, best hope’ for fighting climate change 

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Here’s what you need to know about the big UN climate summit in Glasgow.

President Joe Biden speaks about Russia in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Washington.

Biden’s Earth Day summit tests US, global commitment to slowing climate change

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For Earth Day this year, President Biden is convening leaders from around the world for a virtual conference on the climate emergency.

Building reads "climate emergency" with flares of red and orange hues on the front of the building

UN climate chief on coronavirus and climate change: We must ‘address these two fundamental, existential crises together’

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Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, continues to wrangle world leaders to make and meet ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions — even amid the pandemic.

A person holds a replica of a burning globe in the air with fake flames coming out of it.

‘The mother of all injustices is climate change,’ says former diplomat and climate change leader

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Christiana Figueres, the founder of Global Optimism, believes that a determined, optimistic mindset is crucial in the struggle for climate justice.

A woman stands and speaks at a podium

As US steps back on climate change, will EU and China take the lead?

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European heads of state will vote this week on the European Green Deal. Many at the climate conference in Madrid hope the EU will take the US’ place this time around, and that an EU-China agreement may be announced ahead of 2020.