Confused by U.S. climate messaging? We break it down
BONN, Germany — The United States didn't send one delegation to the climate talks that wrapped up here Saturday, it sent three.
The high-profile climate champions, career diplomats and Trump political aides offered varying views of U.S. climate politics. But they also worked together, in a way, to soften the United States' image globally after President Trump vowed to quit the Paris Agreement.
In shadow of Paris, Montreal could have big climate impact
A global agreement to limit chemicals found in equipment like air conditioners was set in motion Friday, accelerating international action on climate change and increasing pressure on the United States to grapple with rising temperatures.
The Kigali Amendment, a landmark environmental effort to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, will go into effect in two years, the United Nations announced late last week, after Sweden became the 20th country to ratify the measure.
All agree warming's a problem. But disagreements still flare
BONN, Germany — The climate talks that finished here in the wee hours of Saturday morning ignited a resurgent war between rich and poor nations over who's responsible for tackling climate change.
On issue after issue, developing countries reasserted that wealthier ones should shoulder the bulk of emissions cuts and provide resources after a century of growing rich on fossil fuels.
Islanders plead for help but feel unheard
BONN, Germany — The prime minister of St. Lucia has had enough.
The climate talks wrapping up here today are known as the "island COP," where some of the most vulnerable countries in the world would finally have their stories heard by a global audience, because Fiji is president of the Conference of the Parties.
World leaders jostle for climate leadership as U.S. retreats
BONN, Germany — The leaders of Europe's two largest economies gave very different speeches here yesterday, with "climate chancellor" Angela Merkel angering advocates with her cautious tone and French President Emmanuel Macron offering himself as a replacement for lost U.S. leadership.
Merkel, Germany's leader, who is co-hosting the international climate talks here with Fiji, frustrated greens who hoped she would use her appearance at the start of yesterday's leader-level talks to set a 2030 deadline for her country to phase out coal-fired power. Instead, she delivered a general statement about the need to address warming.