Climate summit

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Chile to host next year’s UN climate summit

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the U.N. climate meeting (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Countries have agreed that Chile will host next year’s U.N. climate summit. Delegates at this year’s talks in Poland agreed Friday that the South American nation will stage the meeting after Brazil dropped out. Costa Rica, which had been also … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Chile to host next year’s UN climate summit

KATOWICE, Poland | Weary climate envoys stumble toward last stretch at UN talks

KATOWICE, Poland — Bleary-eyed and pale after almost two weeks of negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries gathered Friday to discuss the first comprehensive draft agreement to emerge at the U.N. climate talks in Poland, mindful that the clock was ticking to reach a deal. Preparing for more lengthy debate, organizers extended the close of … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Weary climate envoys stumble toward last stretch at UN talks

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Protest against Japan coal plants at UN talks

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 4 p.m. Climate activists from Asia have protested on the sidelines of the U.N. climate talks against the Japanese government’s financing of coal mines and power plants in the region. Burning coal is considered a major source of global … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Protest against Japan coal plants at UN talks

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Saudi Arabia wants more study of global warming

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Saudi Arabia‘s negotiators at the U.N. climate summit want scientists to spend more time examining global warming before countries decide on policies to tackle it. A senior Saudi negotiator told reporters that his country wants to wait … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Saudi Arabia wants more study of global warming

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: German minister stresses future for coal workers

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Germany’s environment minister says it’s crucial to offer mining industry workers other options for a transition from coal to energy sources that don’t contribute to global warming to succeed. Svenja Schulze said at the U.N.’s climate summit in Poland … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: German minister stresses future for coal workers

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Catholic pilgrims bear climate change warning

KATOWICE, Poland— The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 6:35 p.m. A dozen Roman Catholic pilgrims have arrived at an ongoing U.N. climate summit in Poland after walking hundreds of miles across Europe. The pilgrims were greeted Monday by the head of the U.N. climate office, Patricia Espinosa, who thanked … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Catholic pilgrims bear climate change warning

KATOWICE, Poland | Big investors call for carbon price, end to coal power

KATOWICE, Poland — More than 450 asset managers, including major pension funds and insurance companies, are calling on governments to phase out coal-fired power plants and put a meaningful price on carbon to help tackle climate change. The funds, with over $32 trillion in assets, issued their appeal Monday as ministers gathered in Katowice, Poland, … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Big investors call for carbon price, end to coal power

KATOWICE, Poland | Climate talks pause as battle over key science report looms

KATOWICE, Poland — Negotiators at the U.N. climate summit are resting after the first week of talks ended on a sour note Saturday when the U.S. sided with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in blocking endorsement of a key scientific report on global warming. Scientists and campaigners expressed frustration Sunday at diplomats’ inability to welcome … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Climate talks pause as battle over key science report looms