The soap opera of global climate talks has been playing for 20 years. As it comes to Paris on Monday, Suzanne Goldenberg reviews the tears, the bloodshed and the unspeakable catering. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
The UK government has cancelled its £1 billion (about €1.4 billion) competition for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology just six months before it was due to be awarded, breaking a key pledge in the Conservative party manifesto. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
Ireland will issue up to 500 work permits for migrants employed in its fishing industry who are from outside the European Economic Area, and ensure they are paid the minimum wage, the government said after an enquiry prompted by the Guardian.
At least half of the UK’s £12 billion (€17 billion) aid budget will be spent on supporting fragile and failing states, Prime Minister David Cameron has said ahead of the spending review in a major foreign policy speech at the lord mayor’s banquet.
The EU has warned the Obama Administration that a global climate deal at the Paris summit must be legally binding, after the US secretary of state John Kerry said that it “definitively” would not be a treaty.
The New York attorney general is investigating whether ExxonMobil misled the public and investors about the dangers and potential business risks of climate change, sources familiar with the investigation said yesterday (5 November).
Pledges on greenhouse gas emissions made ahead of landmark climate talks in December will result in a dramatic slowdown in the growth of carbon from the energy sector - but will not reverse it within the next 15 years, the world’s energy watchdog said on Wednesday (21 October).
Levels of hunger in the developing world have fallen by nearly one third since 2000. But an “unacceptably high” number of people still do not have enough to eat, largely due to the spread of armed conflicts, this year’s global hunger index warns.
The large-scale migration of people from poor countries to richer ones will “reshape economic development for decades” but could help end extreme poverty and increase global prosperity if the flow is properly harnessed and regulated, according to the World Bank.
European carmakers have lobbied behind the scenes in Brussels for a one-year delay to the introduction of planned EU limits on nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, despite public uproar at the VW rigging scandal.
Independent lab tests have found that some Samsung TVs in Europe appear to use less energy during official testing conditions than they do during real-world use, raising questions about whether they are set up to game energy efficiency tests.
To cheers, applause and probably a tinge of relief, the 17 global goals that will provide the blueprint for the world’s development over the next 15 years were ratified by UN member states in New York on Friday (25 September).
Volkswagen has ordered an external investigation after US regulators found that the carmaker designed software for close to half a million diesel cars that gave false emissions data, its CEO said, adding he was “deeply sorry” for the violation of US rules.
MEPs voted to tighten a ban on seal products on Tuesday (8 September), in a move that campaigners say will protect millions of seals from commercial slaughter. The vote in Strasbourg brings an existing EU embargo into line with WTO rules. The Guardian reports.
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