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Covid-19 brings South Africa’s daily carbon emissions down by 20%

With the nearly two-month grinding the economy to a halt as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, carbon emissions globally have dropped to 2006 levels

Why is climate change’s 2°C of warming limit so important?

Where did that limit come from, and what if we miss it?

Iceland turns carbon dioxide to rock for cleaner air

​In the heart of Iceland's volcano country, 21st-century alchemists are transforming carbon dioxide into rock for eternity

Failure to govern geoengineering could destabilise peace and security

Failure to govern new technologies to combat global warming could aggravate existing threats to international peace and security

COP24 ignores dire climate warnings

The climate conference delivered a rulebook but nations failed to pledge to do more to cut emissions

COP24: Nations agree on global climate pact rules after impasse

Nearly 200 countries overcame divisions, producing 156-page rule book for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement

Bolsonaro spells ecological disaster for Brazil – and the world

'To make destroying the environment even easier, Bolsonaro pledged to merge the environment and agriculture ministries'

The IPCC’s latest climate report on 1.5°C holds implications for African countries

The continent will have to chart its own way, not following the examples of Europe and North America, if it is to reach its targets

Trump doesn’t change Africa’s climate change calculus

But withdrawing from the Paris Agreement will have a minimal impact on the continent

UN climate official resigns over sexual harassment claims

Rajendra Pachauri has denied any wrongdoing, and claims that his email account and cellphone were hacked.

Green power to overtake dirty energy

A study says investing in renewable energy will keep damaging emissions in check, writes <b>Fiona Harvey</b>.

Independent body to review controversial UN climate panel

An international scientific body will review the UN's Nobel prize-winning climate panel, under fire for errors in a key report on global warming.

Al Gore takes aim at climate-change sceptics

Former United States vice-president Al Gore has taken aim at sceptics who doubt the reality of human-caused climate change.

UN defends climate panel after Himalaya blunder

The UN has defended its panel of climate scientists from criticisms that an error about the thaw of Himalayan glaciers undermined its wider findings.

Gordon Brown attacks ‘flat-earth’ climate-change sceptics

Gordon Brown leads a chorus of condemnation against climate change sceptics who have tried to derail the Copenhagen summit.

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