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Current countries’ plans to keep the average global temperature rise to 1.5 C are falling well short of their goal.

UN climate talks must boost emissions cuts, finance targets —negotiators

“We need to take stock in Glasgow on how we are going to ramp up political ambition over the next few years.” – Peter Betts

Reuters – The next round of international climate talks this year must focus on getting more ambitious greenhouse gas emissions cuts and boosting finance for vulnerable nations, climate negotiators said June 24. Britain will host the next United Nations’ climate conference, called COP26, in November in Glasgow, Scotland. It aims to spur more ambitious commitments

A slide is pictured behind members of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) during a news conference on the Special Report on Climate Change and Land after IPCC’s 50th session in Geneva on Aug. 8, 2019. (Photo: Reuters/Denis Balibouse)

UN flags need to reduce meat consumption to curb land use impact on global warming

London/Geneva | Reuters — Global meat consumption must fall to curb global warming, reduce growing strains on land and water and improve food security, health and biodiversity, a United Nations report on the effects of climate change concluded. Although the report stopped short of explicitly advocating going meat-free, it called for big changes to farming

Rail cars arrive at Glencore’s Puerto Prodeco coal depository in Colombia. (

Glencore sees renewables not cost competitive until mid-century

London | Reuters — Renewable energy will not be cost competitive with fossil fuels until 2050, Glencore said on Tuesday, much later than energy organizations forecast and supporting the mining and trading giant’s case for continued investment in coal. Glencore, whose non-mining holdings include Canadian grain handler Viterra, has said coal is still an investment

Wild weather puts climate back on global agenda

Kerry says climate change a ‘weapon of mass destruction’

Bitter cold in the United States might appear to contradict the notion of global warming, but with Britain’s wettest winter and Australia’s hottest summer, extreme weather events have pushed climate change back on the political agenda. A spluttering world economy had sapped political interest in the billion-dollar shifts from fossil fuels that scientists say are

U. K. Scientist Seeks Food Security In Climate Deal

Agriculture has a critical role to play in a global agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the British Farm Ministry’s chief scientist said Nov. 2. “The text has to recognize the critical role of agriculture in both mitigation and adaptation,” Robert Watson told Reuters at a food security conference at London-based think-tank Chatham House. Negotiators