28 Mar

China Meets 2020 Carbon Target Three Years Ahead of Schedule

UN Climate Change News, 28 March 2018 – China reached its 2020 carbon emission target three years ahead of schedule with the help of the country’s carbon trading system according to Xie Zhenhua, China’s representative to UNFCCC negotiations. The development provides an important boost to the Paris Agreement on Climate Action, which has the central goal […]

09 Mar

Experts Establish Blueprint to Gauge Impact of Climate Change on Cities

UN Climate Change News, 9 March 2018 – Experts have established a global blueprint to better understand climate change, its impacts on cities, and the critical role local authorities play in solving this challenge. Cities are responsible for some 75% of global CO2 emissions, with transport and buildings being among the largest contributors. The research agenda […]

02 Mar

Unusually warm winter breaks up sea ice in the Arctic

By Maria-José Viñas, NASA’s Earth Science News Team Winter temperatures are soaring in the Arctic for the fourth winter in a row. The heat, accompanied by moist air, is entering the Arctic not only through the sector of the North Atlantic Ocean that lies between Greenland and Europe, as it has done in previous years, but […]