United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

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The world kept warming in 2022. Is the 1.5-degree Celsius target within reach?

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Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is the most-repeated goal in the fight against climate change. But as each new year is among recorded history’s hottest, is it still a viable one? 

Climate activists hold a demonstration through the venue of the COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 12, 2021. Negotiators from almost 200 nations were making a fresh push to reach agreements on a series of key issues that would allow them t

COP26 made incremental progress but failed to deliver on ‘transformational’ change, negotiators say 

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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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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on his "Build Back Better" agenda during a visit to the International Union Of Operating Engineers Local 324, Oct. 5, 2021, in Howell, Michigan.

US credibility on climate on the line in Washington

In this Sept. 2, 2021, file photo provided by the US Department of State, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry attends a meeting with Yang Jiechi, director of China's Office of the Central Commission for Foreign Affairs

US Climate Envoy John Kerry heads to China with a ‘clean energy revolution’ message, adviser says

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Biden brings US back to Paris climate accord. Now what?


The US can’t simply reengage global climate action using the old Obama administration playbook, says Jennifer Morgan, executive director of Greenpeace International.

The bust of French statesman Robert Schuman, one of the founders of the European Union, is seen while environmental activists launch a hot air balloon during a demonstration outside of an EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 10, 2020.

5 years into Paris agreement, net-zero pledges are boosting optimism

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Climate negotiators are still considering how best to drastically cut carbon emissions to meet the ambitious targets of the landmark accord, a half-decade on.

Standing in a grassy field, Joe Biden speaks about climate change during a campaign event held outside the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Wilmington, Delaware, Sept. 14, 2020.

The world is watching: 2020 US election will have a big impact on global climate politics

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In 2017, President Donald Trump announced he was pulling the US out of the Paris agreement, calling the deal “draconian.” But Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says he’ll put the country on course again if he’s elected. 

A large coal processing plant is shown from above with several smokestacks billowing emmissions.

China, top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060

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Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop adding to the global warming problem by 2060.

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.