As countries wrangle over climate pledges, how enforceable are they?

As countries wrangle over climate pledges, how enforceable are they?

By Andrea Januta GLASGOW (Reuters) -When all is said and done at the U.N. climate talks, and the ink on the COP26 agreement is dry, one awkward question will remain: how enforceable will the deal be anyway? In the last year, countries have announced a flurry of...

UN climate talks drift into overtime in push to save 1.5 Celsius goal

By Kate Abnett, Jake Spring and Elizabeth Piper GLASGOW (Reuters) – Two weeks of U.N. COP26 climate talks in Glasgow blew past a deadline on Friday as the conference president called on countries to make a final push to secure commitments that would rein in the...

Australia PM, criticised on climate, urges firms to curb costs

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, facing growing domestic and global disapproval of his climate policies, urged multinational companies on Saturday to start offering cheaper and more sustainable solutions to combat climate change....
COP26 draft deal treads fine line to spur climate action

COP26 draft deal treads fine line to spur climate action

By Kate Abnett, Elizabeth Piper and Simon Jessop GLASGOW (Reuters) – A new draft agreement for the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow on Friday presses countries to be more ambitious in their plans to tackle global warming, while walking a fine line between the...
Greens warn German coalition is far from a done deal

Greens warn German coalition is far from a done deal

BERLIN (Reuters) – The three-party talks aimed at forming Germany’s next government could still fail unless the sides achieve more progress on climate protection measures, the co-leader of the German Greens said on Friday. The stark warning comes as the...