United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Bonn Climate Change Conference next week to set tone for COP27
The upcoming Bonn Climate Change Conference is set to kick off next week at the World Convention Center in Bonn, Germany, and is designed to prepare for the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 which is scheduled for November this year in Egypt.
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.
China, US unveil surprise climate pact at COP26 summit
China and the United States on Nov. 10 vowed to work together to accelerate climate action this decade, separately announcing a surprise pact on global warming, which is already causing disasters across the world.
Paris Climate Agreement comes into effect in Turkey
The Paris Climate Agreement to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees at the end of the century has entered into force in Turkey on Nov. 10.
Obama faults Russia, China for 'lack of urgency' on climate
Barack Obama expressed confidence at U.N. climate talks on Nov. 8 that the Biden administration will ultimately get its $555 billion climate package through Congress, and faulted U.S. rivals China and Russia for what he called a "dangerous lack of urgency" in cutting their own climate-wrecking emissions.
Turkey criticizes categorization of countries at climate talks
Turkey said Nov. 7 that it is not possible to adopt any decisions at the U.N. Climate Change Summit, or COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland based on annexes or any kind of new categorization.
Countries failing to meet climate vows to face warning in 2023: IEA chief
Countries that fail to meet the climate commitments will receive warnings at the UN's next climate summit slated for 2023, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Nov. 7.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency in an interview on the sidelines of the COP26 conference, Fatih Birol said the COP26 Presidency appointed the IEA to monitor and report on countries' progress.
COP26 Climate Summit: More than 100 Countries Pledged to Stop Deforestation by 2030
More than 100 countries have pledged to end deforestation by 2030. The financial value of this commitment is about 19 billion dollars. Here are more highlights from the climate meeting in Glasgow.
COP26, a UN Summit on Climate Change, begins in Glasgow
World leaders are gathering today in the Scottish city of Glasgow to try to accelerate efforts to tackle climate change, writes the Associated Press.
So far, the efforts of the international community have been fruitless, the Earth's climate is getting warmer and the meteorological phenomena are becoming more extreme, scientists and government officials warn.
UN chief says he expects Turkey to present climate plan soon
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed on Oct. 7 Turkey's ratification of the 2015 Paris climate accord, saying Ankara should rapidly present its national plan to combat climate change.
"I expect Turkey to present as soon as possible a national #ClimateAction plan in line with its commitment to get to net zero emissions by 2053," Guterres said on Twitter.