COP27 summit ‘missed chance’ on fossil fuels, critics say

       

Sameh Shoukry, president of the COP27 climate summit (right) speaks during a closing plenary session at the UN Climate Summit, Nov 20, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (PETER DEJONG / AP) Fossil fuel producers benefited from sympathetic treatment in Egypt at the COP27 climate talks, government officials said, bringing their influence to bear in rushed final negotiations and frustrating those who hoped for a more …

Polish climate minister says EU gas cap proposal is a ‘joke’

       

Polish Minister of Climate and Environment Anna Moskwa speaks as she takes part in an extraordinary meeting of European Union energy ministers in Brussels, Belgium July 26, 2022. (JOHANNA GERON / REUTERS) WARSAW — The European Union's gas price cap proposal is a 'joke', Polish climate minister Anna Moskwa said on Thursday. Moskwa's criticism followed disagreement among the 27 European Union countries on Wednesday over …

‘Loss and damage’ fund okayed at COP27

       

Participants arrive at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre, during the COP27 climate conference in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of the same name, on Nov 17, 2022. (MOHAMMED ABED / AFP) The 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP27, concluded on Sunday with the reaching of a historic agreement to provide "loss and damage" funding …

COP27 deal delivers landmark on ‘loss and damage’, but little else

       

The flags of United Nations member states (left to right) Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Libya, Liberia, Lesotho, Lebanon, Latvia, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Kiribati, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Jordan, Japan, Jamaica, Italy, Israel, Ireland, Iraq, Iran, Indonesia, India, and others fly in alphabetical order during the COP27 climate conference at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre, in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of the same name, on Nov 14, 2022. …

COP27: Countries agree on ‘loss and damage’ fund

       

The flags of United Nations member states (L to R) Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Libya, Liberia, Lesotho, Lebanon, Latvia, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Kiribati, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Jordan, Japan, Jamaica, Italy, Israel, Ireland, Iraq, Iran, Indonesia, India, and others fly in alphabetical order during the COP27 climate conference at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre, in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of the same name, on Nov 14, 2022. …

COP27 negotiators to push for deal in overtime climate talks

       

Egyptian Foreign Minister and Egypt's COP27 President Sameh Shoukry attends an informal stocktaking session during the COP27 climate summit, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Nov 18, 2022. (MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY / REUTERS) SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – Negotiators were poised to make a final push for a deal at the COP27 climate talks in Egypt on Saturday, as persistent disagreements over money forced the two-week talks …

COP27 draft deal keeps 1.5C limit, but many issues unresolved

       

Participants arrive at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre, during the COP27 climate conference in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of the same name, on Nov17, 2022. (MOHAMMED ABED / AFP) SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – The first draft of a deal being hashed out at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt would keep a target of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, but leaves …

UN publishes draft COP27 climate deal

       

Participants arrive at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre, during the COP27 climate conference in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of the same name, on Nov17, 2022. (MOHAMMED ABED / AFP) SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt -The UN climate agency published a first draft on Thursday of a hoped-for final agreement from the COP27 climate summit, repeating many of last year’s goals while leaving contentious issues still …

Global water crisis sparks calls for more action

       

A woman fills up water containers at a tap in a camp for internally displaced people in Baidoa, Somalia, on Nov 9. (GUY PETERSON / AFP) Experts, leaders and social groups at the ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP27, have called for action on water adaptation and resilience in the fight against climate change. They noted that human-induced climate change is not only …

EU tells COP27 it will increase climate ambition

       

EU climate chief Frans Timmermans speaks at the COP27 UN Climate Summit on Nov 15, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (PETER DEJONG / AP) SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt – The European Union plans to update its emissions-cutting target under the Paris climate accord, the EU climate policy chief told the COP27 summit on Tuesday, with the upgrade expected before next year's United Nations summit. The …

Big sticking points to COP27 climate deal slow crunch talks

       

A participant walks at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre, in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of the same name, during the COP27 climate conference, on Nov 14, 2022. (FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP) SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – Government ministers and negotiators from nearly 200 countries on Tuesday began the hard slog of finding common ground for a deal at the annual UN climate summit, as …

Timmermans: EU is ready to update climate pledges

       

RCI3FLYCLNO7NJNUGKEQ4ZPSBE.jpg SHARM EL-SHEIKH — The European Union is ready to update its emissions-cutting target, climate policy chief Frans Timmermans told the COP27 summit in Sharm el-Sheikh on Tuesday, pointing to recently agreed EU policies to cut emissions faster than planned. READ MORE: COP27: Developed countries urged to 'make pie bigger' "I'm happy to announce here today that the EU stands ready to update our NDC …

In final week of COP27 talks, success hinges on ‘loss and damage’

       

A picture shows the entrance of the Sharm El Sheikh International Convention Centre, in Egypt's Red Sea resort of the same name, on Nov 7, 2022, during the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly known as COP27. (LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP) SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt – This year's COP27 climate summit in Egypt headed into its final week on Monday with nearly 200 …

COP27 inspires global community to tackle climate change: Pertamina

       

JAKARTA, Nov 14, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) 2022 can inspire the global community and all parties to increase contribution to tackling climate change, according to Senior Vice President of Strategy and Investment of Pertamina Daniel Purba. Senior Vice President of Strategy and Investment of Pertamina Daniel Purba speaks at a discussion organized on the sidelines of …

Climate disasters put plight of displaced in COP27 focus

       

A Somali woman and children carry water at a camp for displaced people on the outskirts of Dollow, Somalia on Sept 20, 2022. (JEROME DELAY / FILE / AP) SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – Issack Hassan lives in a migrant camp in Baidoa city in Somalia – one of more than a million people displaced since January after five successive failed rainy seasons. With Somalia in …

Farm climate innovation commitments double to $8b

       

Demonstrators shout slogans on Nov 10, 2022 during a protest outside the venue hosting the COP27 climate conference, at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre, in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of the same name. (MOHAMMED ABED / AFP) An initiative led by the United States and the United Arab Emirates to help agriculture adapt to climate change and reduce emissions through innovation has doubled …

Report: World’s dash for natural gas endangers climate goals

       

A jetty is seen at the construction site of the Uniper Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal at the Jade Bight in Wilhelmshaven on the North Sea coast, northwestern Germany on Sept 29, 2022. (FOCKE STRANGMANN / AFP) SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – Countries scrambling this year to source more natural gas to replace supplies from Russia are risking years of emissions that could thwart climate goals, …

What the latest UN science says about climate change

       

People wade through a flooded street in Kawit, Cavite province, the Philippines on Oct 30, 2022. (JAM STA ROSA / AFP) At the COP27 conference in Egypt, delegates have at their disposal decades of research into warming trajectories published by the UN climate science agency to inform their decisions. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) produces reports roughly every five years that represent global …

COP27: Protesters within UN venue demand climate finance

       

Demonstrators shout slogans on Nov 9, 2022 during a protest outside the venue hosting the COP27 climate conference, at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre, in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of the same name. (MOHAMMED ABED / AFP) SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt – Civil society groups and youth activists at the UN COP27 summit held small pop-up rallies Wednesday at designated areas in this Red …

Developing world at COP27 seeks climate finance details

       

A police officer stands in front of the entrance of the Sharm El Sheikh International Convention Centre during the COP27 climate summit in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt Nov 9, 2022. (EMILIE MADI / REUTERS) SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT – Finance took center stage at the COP27 climate talks on Wednesday, with UN experts publishing a list of projects worth $120 billion that …