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KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: UN climate talks agree on reporting emissions

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local): 10 p.m. Officials from around the world have agreed upon a set of rules to govern the 2015 Paris climate accord after two weeks of U.N. climate talks in Poland. Michal Kurtyka, a Polish official chairing the talks in Katowice, … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: UN climate talks agree on reporting emissions

KATOWICE, Poland | UN climate talks in Poland go into overtime

KATOWICE, Poland— Officials from around the world are still working to agree on the fine print of the Paris climate accord after two weeks of talks, even as workers dismantle sections of the conferenced venue around them. Diplomats and ministers prepared for a closing meeting at noon Saturday, a day past the original deadline, but … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | UN climate talks in Poland go into overtime

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Diplomat: Consensus near on global warming rules

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the U.N. climate talks in Poland and other climate news (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A diplomat representing Fiji at the U.N.’s annual climate talks says he expects a “helpful” outcome but also one that won’t make everyone happy. Satyendra Prasad, the South Pacific island nation’s permanent representative to … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Diplomat: Consensus near on global warming rules

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: US: We’ll help others adapt to climate change

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the climate talks taking place in Poland (all times local): 8:20 p.m. An American diplomat attending the U.N. climate talks in Poland says the United States is planning to help its allies adapt to climate change. Judith G. Garber, an assistant secretary in the State Department’s environment division, said … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: US: We’ll help others adapt to climate change

KATOWICE, Poland | UN chief calls for compromise and sacrifice at climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland — The United Nations secretary-general called on countries to make compromises and sacrifices in talks over tackling global warming, as some observers warned the meeting in Poland could collapse without an agreement on key issues. Making his second dramatic appeal in the space of 10 days, Antonio Guterres told ministers and senior diplomats … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | UN chief calls for compromise and sacrifice at climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland | Germany wants more EU funds to help phase out coal industry

KATOWICE, Poland  — Germany’s environment minister wants more European Union funds to support regions affected by the closure of coal mines. Svenja Schulze told reporters on the sidelines of the U.N. climate talks Wednesday that Germany is committed to phasing out the use of coal, though the exact deadline has yet to be determined. She … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Germany wants more EU funds to help phase out coal industry

KATOWICE, Poland | Leaders return to Poland for final push at UN climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland — National leaders and ministers are preparing for the final stretch of U.N. climate talks, with just days left to break through thorny issues that diplomats have struggled to resolve. U.N. climate chief Patricia Espinosa urged delegates Tuesday to show a “spirit of unity” through the end of the week. Almost 200 countries … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Leaders return to Poland for final push at UN climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland | Splits deepen as UN climate talks near crunch time

KATOWICE, Poland— Splits are deepening at the U.N. climate talks between rich and poor countries, oil exporters and vulnerable island nations, and those governments prepared for radical action on climate change versus those who want to wait and see. As the meeting in Katowice, Poland, reached its fifth day, negotiators were divided over whether to … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Splits deepen as UN climate talks near crunch time