Bringing down the gavel, and bringing down the house: French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius symbolically ended the Paris climate talks, applauded by UN climate chief Christiana Figueres.
What’s next, now that the Paris climate summit is over? We’ve created a special report for you, featuring two dozen of our best articles on the scientific, political and economic challenges ahead.
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The climate agreement is littered with references to a whole range of new and expanded market-based tools.
The Paris climate summit was historic as a political achievement but it’s not clear how and when the hard problems of emission cuts and climate finance get tackled.
The Paris agreement introduces a new mechanism for international co-operation.
Despite there being no reference to the words “market mechanism” or “carbon market” in the agreement, the agreement clearly establishes a new international carbon market mechanism.
Leaders celebrate the adoption of the Paris Agreement on Saturday.
The Paris Agreement is an extraordinary achievement. But there is much work to be done to ensure global warming does not exceed dangerous levels.
Climate activists demand a fair share outside the Paris conference.
The Paris Agreement will leave activists demanding direct action on fossil fuels and energy market reform.
Countries have agreed to keep the rise in global temperatures to “well below 2°C”.
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change finally came to an agreement. Here are the key points.
Coal mines are increasingly incompatible with the world’s carbon budget.
The Paris climate agreement doesn’t specifically address cutting down on coal, but the tide is turning against coal mining anyway.
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Countries have signed up to the Paris climate deal, but they have not yet promised the necessary cuts to emissions.
War of the world.
How should we react to the likely outcome of the Paris climate conference? Unless something dramatic happens overnight it is very likely that the news media on Sunday morning will hail the Paris agreement…
Think Arctic, think stranded polar bears? There’s more to it than that.
The climate will change, no matter what’s agreed in Paris.
An example of the restoration of a degraded mountain slope in China. The country has numerous initiatives underway to battle climate change.
China has many climate issues, but the steps the country is taking to combat these issues is being recognised worldwide.
Even oil and gas companies have now started calling for a global carbon tax.
Even oil companies have started asking for a price on carbon, not least because it could help them avoid other, stricter forms of regulation.
A solar-powered microgrid in India.
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Developing countries need technical and financial aid to begin the transition to low-carbon energy now, not just pledges to invest in energy R&D with payoffs decades from now.
The first ever ‘red alert’ day in Beijing: reducing air pollution is one of the primary reasons for government action on climate change.
The US-China relationship is crucial to any global deal on climate change. How strong is their common commitment to working on climate change, and can it last?
US Secretary of State John Kerry has highlighted the huge moves in renewable energy.
The most surprising revelation here at the Paris climate conference has been the astonishing shift in the world of investors over the past 12 months. There is now unprecedented momentum towards participating…
It can be hard to know how best to adapt to climate change.
Projects to help people adapt to climate change are essential. But no one really knows how much to spend, or even how to tell which projects are working.
Saleemul Huq (left) says the world’s vision should be to help everyone with climate change - even the very poorest.
A majority of countries want visionary action rather than pragmatism at the Paris climate talks, says the International Institute for Environment and Development’s Saleemul Huq.
Coal consumption is down in China, slowing growth in global carbon emissions from fossil fuels.
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Despite robust global economic growth over the past two years, worldwide carbon emissions from fossil fuels grew very little in 2014, and might even fall this year.