Climate change policy

UN pushes ahead on 2015 climate deal after marathon

UN members pressed ahead Sunday with a vision for a historic pact to defeat climate change by adopting a format for national pledges to cut Earth-warming greenhouse gases.
At a marathon conference in Lima, they also approved a blueprint to guide negotiations for the deal due to be sealed in Paris in December 2015.

Environmental groups urge climate fund to exclude fossil fuels

Environmental groups are demanding tighter rules on climate finance for poor nations after an Associated Press investigation showed Japan bankrolled coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting global warming.

On the sidelines of U.N. climate talks in Lima, green groups on Dec. 4 urged the recently launched Green Climate Fund to exclude money for fossil fuels.