UK pledges £720m to international climate fund

The UK has committed up to £720 million to an international fund to help developing nations adapt to climate change. The Green Climate Fund will target poor countries in an effort to help them reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The UK’s contribution takes the fund to around $9 billion (£5.7bn), which includes investments from the US, […]

France stumps up $1bn but world Climate Fund still short

A fund to help developing countries curb their emissions is well short of cash, despite a new pledge of $1 billion (£610m) from France. The Green Climate Fund was dreamed up in 2010 at the UN’s climate change meet in Cancun, Mexico. The UN’s senior climate change executive Christiana Figueres was hoping for $10 billion […]

Key aspects of Durban agreement outlined

The latest climate change agreement, wrestled into shape in Durban by the international community has been hailed by some for putting into place the roadmap for a legally binding agreement by 2015 and criticised by others for putting off vital measures. So what did COP17 achieve? Here are some of the main measures: Green Climate […]

International climate change agreement reached

An international climate agreement was agreed this weekend at COP17 in Durban. The deal brings together, for the first time, all major emitters into international efforts to limit global warming. However, many are still critical as the deal’s not likely until 2015. Governments, which included 35 industrialised countries, agreed a second commitment period of the […]