EU to invest €432m in Warsaw Metro

The European Commission is to invest more than €432 million (£375.8m) in the Warsaw Metro system. The funding will extend the city’s ‘Metro Line 2’ with six new stations to better connect the eastern part of the city with the western side. The line was originally opened in 2015 with financial support from the EU […]

Green groups quit UN climate talks over ‘lack of progress’

Thirteen environmental and justice groups walked out of the UN climate talks yesterday in protest at the “lack of progress” in tackling the climate crisis. More than 800 people from organisations including WWF, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, WWF, Oxfam and, with the slogan “Polluters talk, we walk” stuck to their clothing (pictured), left […]

Britain joins the US in calling for an end to coal

The Energy Secretary Ed Davey has said Britain will join the US in agreeing to end support for public financing of new coal-fired power stations abroad. Mr Davey made the announcement at the UN’s climate change conference in Warsaw. He said: “It is completely illogical for countries like the UK and the US to be […]

US to oppose separate UN climate change ‘reparations’

US negotiators have been told to oppose calls for a separate mechanism to pay for climate change ‘reparations’ at the UN climate change talks in Warsaw, according to an internal State Department memo seen by The Hindu. The issue has been pushed up the agenda by the destruction caused in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan. […]