The United States has demonstrated international leadership on climate change in the past, but recent setbacks are presenting new challenges for President Biden.
Today the rhetorical war has largely been won, but the outlook grows a lot more confusing when everyone agrees to agree.
Gestures of good will and concern from developed countries can hide nationalism so pointed that it amounts to something like sadism.
After a high-profile career as an international lawyer and negotiator, Farhana Yamin decided “we cannot rely on lawyers and diplomats alone.”
António Guterres, the United Nations secretary general, said instead of replacing Russian oil, gas and coal, nations must pivot to clean energy.
The United States hosted a virtual meeting of big polluting countries on Thursday as nations struggle to meet their climate change goals.
Jonathan Pershing, a veteran diplomat, worked to reassert the U.S. role in global negotiations. He said he was optimistic that the world will avert climate catastrophe.
The power of dance? It’s literal at a Glasgow arts center that is installing a geothermal heating and cooling system that runs on heat from dancing bodies.
The climate crisis is now.
The financial industry will be relied on to meet climate goals. NatWest, a lender to oil giants, provides a template.
The European Union promised to reduce its emissions 20 percent by 2020. Did it happen?
Environmentalists are skeptical. They should be.
An Indiana city has the most roundabouts in the country. They’ve saved lives and reduced injuries from crashes — and lowered carbon emissions.
Brazil committed this month to end illegal deforestation in eight years, but a government report raises questions about its intent and ability to meet that target.
After running a day past its scheduled end date, COP26 ended with a signed agreement, though many called it disappointing.
Some activists called the agreement in Glasgow disappointing, but it establishes a clear consensus that all countries need to do much more.
At COP26, negotiators from about 200 countries worked overnight, hashing out differences in the quest for a new global climate agreement
For decades, vulnerable countries and activist groups have demanded that rich polluter countries pay for irreparable damage from climate change. This year, there may be a breakthrough.
At COP26, delegates address the need to curb emissions and mass consumption to save the planet while the reality of today’s throwaway society is all too apparent nearby.
As nearly 200 nations struggle over global climate negotiations, the world’s two biggest polluters sign an agreement that is short on details..
As the host leader of the U.N. conference on global warming, Mr. Johnson was hoping to project statesmanship. But a mushrooming ethics scandal dominated the week, overshadowing his climate ambitions.
Much of the world wouldn’t make sacrifices to fight Covid, so why think it will to stop climate change?
The New York Democrat arrived Tuesday in Glasgow with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers to appear at the COP26 climate talks.
The plans, while short on specifics, represent a notable step toward cutting greenhouse gas emissions from hospitals and the health care industry, a sizable emitter globally.
The American leader who helped seal the Paris climate accord arrived at COP26 in Glasgow to cheers from delegates and pushback from some activists.
Negotiators from about 200 countries are entering Week 2 of climate talks trying to resolve big issues around money, transparency and timelines.
President Biden was among those expressing disappointment over China’s lack of commitment to climate change.
Thousands gathered in the rain in Glasgow to press the case for more urgent and meaningful action by world leaders in response to global warming.
There’s a clear gender and generation gap at the Glasgow talks, and the two sides have very different views on how to address global warming.
At the Glasgow climate talks, the world leaders are mostly men over 60. The protesters outside were led by mostly young women.
For many, the climate conference has inspired mixed emotions: concern that their voices were not really being listened to, but also hope that their presence would help drive change.
Scientists say carbon removal may be needed to avert the worst effects of climate change. But it still needs to be much cheaper and more reliable.
The United States did not agree to stop coal development at home but promised to halt overseas funding of oil, gas and coal.
Ms. Thunberg and other activists also spoke about the critical role that young women have played in pressuring world leaders to take action on climate change.
The world leaders have left Glasgow. Now negotiators must hunker down to turn pledges into reality.
Global emissions are now less than 1 percent below their previous high in 2019, suggesting that any climate impact from the pandemic was fleeting.
Agreements to reduce methane gas emissions and protect the world’s forests were reached Tuesday at the U.N.-sponsored meeting, as President Biden chided the leaders of Russia and China for not showing up.
World leaders have pledged again to end deforestation. This time, they need to actually do it.
The country’s proposals show a desire to burnish its image, but President Jair Bolsonaro’s record and his absence from the summit cast doubt on its commitment to reversing course.
Many companies do not account for the emissions from their supply chains, which can be a significant majority of their contributions to greenhouse gases.
Brazil, China and the United States are among the signatories to a declaration that seeks to preserve critical forests that can absorb carbon dioxide and slow the rise in global warming.
The opening day of a climate summit was heavy on dire warnings and light on substantive proposals as leaders in Glasgow met to discuss a warming world.
President Biden acknowledged “it seems like an irony” that he is asking energy-rich nations to boost oil production as he implores the world to tackle climate change.
A filmed version of Fehinti Balogun’s play about his awakening to climate issues is being shown at the COP26 summit. He is among the theater artists trying to make a difference through their work.
We now face a similar, world-stressing threat from a much more familiar and once seemingly benign force: our climate.
On the eve of a global climate summit, Britain’s evolution from fossil fuels to clean energy is on display. But experts question whether its commitment is sufficient, and whether it can persuade other nations to meet meaningful goals.
A trip to Rome invigorated a president whose poll numbers are slumping at home, but who projected confidence in his foreign and domestic agenda.
The president wants to assure Glasgow’s climate summit that the U.S. is serious about climate change. But he lacks a legislative win at home.
Time is running down rapidly for the nations of the world to get control of their emissions.
Some fundamental differences, including over money, divide the leaders heading to Glasgow. The outcome will determine, to a large extent, how humanity will survive on a hotter planet.