Marathon international climate talks in Spain have ended with negotiators postponing a key decision on global carbon markets.
Officials presiding over this year’s UN climate talks say they plan to propose a compromise to bridge yawning differences among countries that have been deadlocked on key issues for the past two weeks.
United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres has urged countries and companies to tackle climate change, saying failure to do so would mean “economic disaster”.
The UN’s highest court is beginning a hearing into allegations of genocide in Burma over the military campaign against the Rohingya minority.
This year has been one of the hottest on record, as the world comes to the end of a decade of “exceptional” heat, the World Meteorological Organisation has said.
UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres urged countries not to lose hope in the fight against climate change, as representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Madrid for a two-week meeting on tackling global warming.
Argentinian diplomat Rafael Mariano Grossi is set to take the helm at the UN nuclear watchdog this week after being confirmed as its new leader.
The chairwoman of a two-week climate summit attended by nearly 200 countries has warned that those refusing to adjust to the planet’s rising temperatures “will be on the wrong side of history”.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday the world’s efforts to stop climate change had been “utterly inadequate” so far and there was a danger global warming could pass the “point of no return”.
The latest round of United Nations climate talks get under way on Monday with governments facing pressure to ramp up action to cut emissions.
Clashes between Lebanese protesters and supporters of the Shiite militant Hezbollah group are putting Lebanon’s military and security forces in a delicate position, threatening to crack open the country’s dangerous fault lines amid a political deadlock.
The United Nations global climate meeting next month will take place in Madrid after previous host Chile cancelled at short notice, officials said.
Aberdeen council leaders are aiming to attract high-level delegates from across the world to the city for a climate change conference.
Litter pick will take place in north-east town in memory of environmentalist killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash
A litter pick will take place in a north-east coastal town in memory of an environmentalist who was tragically killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash.
Actress and activist Angelina Jolie has warned the world “will remain stuck in a cycle of violence and conflicts” as long as nations continue to put almost every other issue ahead of women’s equality and rights.
What is the first image that springs to your mind when you hear the words refugee camp? I’d guess something along the lines of people crossing borders as they flee war, then ending up living in white UN tents in the desert?
Film star Angelina Jolie visited a camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan on Sunday, calling for a political solution to Syria’s long-running civil war and saying humanitarian aid is not a long-term solution.
A medal parade will be held to honour Moray troops returning home from a United Nations mission in Africa.
A north-east campaigner has warned health boards risk being taken to court for forcing mental health patients to undergo a controversial treatment.