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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

KATOWICE, Poland | Climate talks shift to nitty-gritty details of Paris accord

KATOWICE, Poland — Negotiators gathered for the U.N. climate talks in Poland are getting down to the nitty-gritty part of the two-week meeting. Diplomats from almost 200 countries began holding a series of technical talks Tuesday aimed at finalizing the rules that define the 2015 Paris accord on curbing global warming. Decisions on crunch issues … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Climate talks shift to nitty-gritty details of Paris accord

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Schwarzenegger calls Trump ‘meshugge’ on climate

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the U.N. climate conference being held in Poland (all times local): 3:00 p.m. Actor and climate campaigner Arnold Schwarzenegger says the United States is “still in” the Paris accord to curb global warming despite the federal government’s decision to walk away from the agreement. The former California governor told … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Schwarzenegger calls Trump ‘meshugge’ on climate