In Scotland

NGO urges EU to do more in wake of Glasgow conference failings

Ljubljana – Umanotera, a Slovenian environmental NGO, has called on Europe to increase its carbon emission reduction goal to at least 65% in the wake of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, which the organisation finds has not met the great expectations with the global commitments far from what needs to be done to mitigate the climate emergency on time.

Ministry says major progress made at COP26, further effort needed

Ljubljana – The Environment Ministry said that significant progress had been made at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, while further efforts would be needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. It quoted Minister Andrej Vizjak expressing satisfaction that the Slovenian EU presidency was able to contribute to the overall result.

COP26 strikes hard-fought deal but UN says 'not enough'

Nearly 200 nations came together on Nov. 13 on a global deal to combat climate change after two weeks of painful negotiation, but fell short of what science says is needed to contain dangerous temperature rises.

Rich countries stood accused of failing at the COP26 summit in Glasgow to deliver much-needed finance to vulnerable states at risk of drought, rising seas, fire and storms.

The United States and China Unexpectedly Signed a Climate Agreement

Activists and politicians have cautiously welcomed the unexpected declaration between the United States and China, which promises to boost climate cooperation. The EU and the UN described the move as encouraging, but Greenpeace said both sides needed to show more commitment.

Turkish experts, NGOs launch 'Love Flower Alliance' at COP26

A group of experts and leaders of various non-governmental organizations from Turkey launched a new environmentalist initiative on Nov. 3 at the U.N. climate summit currently underway in Glasgow, Scotland.

The "Love Flower Alliance," which aims to sustain a "livable ecosystem" was launched at the U.N. Climate Change Conference, or known as COP26 this year.

UN Climate Conference in Glasgow Began with a Minute of Silence for COVID-19 Victims

The inaugural UN climate conference in Glasgow is the last chance to limit global warming to less than one and a half degrees Celsius. This was stated in his opening speech by the chairman of the conference Alok Sharma. COP26 began with a minute of silence in memory of the Covid-19 victims.

G20 under pressure to deliver on climate ahead of UN talks

G20 leaders gather for a second day of their Rome summit on Oct. 31, with all eyes on whether they can deliver a meaningful commitment on climate change ahead of crucial U.N. talks.

The Group of 20 major economies emit nearly 80 percent of carbon emissions, and a promise of action would provide a much-needed boost to COP26 climate talks starting in Glasgow on Oct. 31.