Rules governing carbon markets, finally agreed upon at COP26, could indicate net-zero pledges that favor offsetting emissions rather than cutting them.
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Countries, development banks and national groupings have pledged to end financing new fossil fuel projects overseas, but big funders including China, Japan and South Korea have opted out.
An accelerating push to build enough carbon capture and storage capacity to meet expected demand — and hold onto global climate goals — faces huge obstacles.
Rising seas, driven by melting glaciers and polar ice and by the expansion of warming oceans, threaten low-lying communities from the Pacific islands to U.S. cities.
China is today the world's largest emitter of planet-heating gases, responsible for about 28% of total global emissions.
Weather-related disasters are displacing 16 million people a year, with water shortages and crop failures making vulnerable people prey to human traffickers, the British prime minister said.
Like the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change is a problem countries must work together to address or "all nations will feel the reverberations," the United Nations' climate chief warned on Wednesday. The novel coronavirus has ignored national borders and "climate change respects them even less," Patricia ...
As more companies commit to cutting their emissions to net zero, the offsets they purchase could spur development of clean technologies like hydrogen fuel.
Longer and hotter heat waves driven by climate change are becoming an increasingly dangerous — and costly — menace.
Keeping planetary heating in check could help avoid some of the worst predicted impacts of climate change, from wilder weather and sea level rise, scientists say.