Climate change policy

France regrets 'unfortunate' Kerry remarks on climate summit: minister

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius expressed regret on Nov. 12 over reported remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that the Paris climate summit will not deliver a binding treaty requiring countries to cut carbon emissions.

"I think that it's a formulation which could have been more fortunate," Fabius told journalists on the sidelines of the EU-Africa summit in Malta.

Turkish president Erdo?an, UN chief discuss climate change

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an discussed climate change in a video-conference call on Nov. 6, according to the world body.

The call focused on how to achieve a successful outcome at next month's climate change conference in Paris, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York.

US President Unveils Clean Power Plan to Beat Climate Change

US President Barack Obama has unveiled a new plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants at home, international media outlets reported.

Whereas an earlier version of the plan required a 30% cut in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, compared to 2005 levels, the new version increases that target to 32%.

Obama says climate one of 'key challenges' of our time

President Barack Obama framed climate change as the toughest and most pressing challenge of our time on August 3, as he unveiled the first ever limits on US power plant emissions.

"No challenge poses a greater threat to our future and future generations than a change in climate," Obama said, warning: "There is such a thing as being too late."