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

KATOWICE, Poland | Activists gather for climate march in Poland

KATOWICE, Poland  — Several thousand people gathered Saturday amid a heavy police presence in southern Poland for a “March for Climate” to encourage negotiators at climate talks to set ambitious goals. Activists from around the world gathered in the main square of the city of Katowice where delegates from almost 200 countries are holding a … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Activists gather for climate march in Poland

KATOWICE, Poland | Activist allowed to enter Poland ahead of climate march

KATOWICE, Poland— Campaign group Climate Action Network says one of its employees has been allowed to enter Poland after earlier being stopped by border guards citing unspecified security threats. The group, an alliance of hundreds of organizations from around the world, said Polish authorities gave Belgium-based activist Zanna Vanrenterghem permission to continue to the U.N. … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Activist allowed to enter Poland ahead of climate march

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Scots leader: Being in EU can help climate fight

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says her government is determined to reduce emissions to net zero “as quickly as possible” — and staying within the European Union would help. Speaking on the sidelines of the U.N. climate summit … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Scots leader: Being in EU can help climate fight

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Greenpeace activists released in Slovakia

KATOWICE, Poland— The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Slovakia’s prosecutor general has ruled that 12 Greenpeace activists who were kept in detention after protesting against a lignite mining company should be immediately released. A county court in Prievidza ruled on Sunday that the activists would have to … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Greenpeace activists released in Slovakia

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Miners honor their saint in climate talks city

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 11:10 a.m. Miners are celebrating their patron saint in the southern Polish city that’s hosting U.N. climate talks. Musicians began the “Barboka” Miners Day, dedicated to Catholic Saint Barbara, with a traditional sunrise concert Tuesday in the streets of Katowice. … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Miners honor their saint in climate talks city

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Dutch PM: All must be involved in climate fight

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the U.N. climate conference being held in Poland (all times local): 7:25 p.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says politicians need to win over all of society for measures needed to tackle climate change. Speaking Monday on the sidelines of the U.N. climate summit, Rutte said there’s already a … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Dutch PM: All must be involved in climate fight

KATOWICE, Poland | UN chief: Climate change is “most important issue we face”

KATOWICE, Poland— U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opened the climate summit in Poland by issuing a dramatic appeal to world leaders Monday to take the threat of global warming seriously and to act boldly to avert a catastrophic rise in temperatures before the end of the century. Guterres called climate change as “the most important issue … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | UN chief: Climate change is “most important issue we face”

Paris hosts major climate summit _ and it’s all about Trump

PARIS/December 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The global climate summit in Paris was designed to bypass Donald Trump, but the U.S. president ended up playing a starring role. Trump became the unwitting villain as world leaders, investors and other Americans assailed him Tuesday for rejecting the Paris climate accord. To emphasize their point — and prevent … Continue reading Paris hosts major climate summit _ and it’s all about Trump