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New UN weather chief calls to bolster warning systems for extreme weather

The new head of the United Nations weather agency said Tuesday that strengthening early warning systems that monitor when and where extreme weather will...

EU plans to buy new firefighting planes as climate crises worsen

The European Union wants to sign contracts this year for up to 12 firefighting planes, the first it would fully own, to improve its...

EU reaches deal on higher renewable energy share by 2030

The European Union reached a provisional deal on Thursday on higher renewable energy targets, an important pillar of the bloc's plans to fight climate...

EU tries to break COP27 deadlock with offer on loss and damage fund

Climate talks in Sharm el-Sheikh edged forward after the European Union offered a plan to break deadlocked climate negotiations in Egypt, proposing a loss...

EU tells COP27 it will increase climate ambition

The European Union plans to update its emissions-cutting target under the Paris climate accord, the EU climate policy chief told the COP27 summit on Tuesday,...

ECB pushes banks to speed up climate work

The European Central Bank (ECB) on Wednesday put pressure on eurozone banks to tackle risks stemming from climate change by threatening to impose penalties...

EU countries seek common stance on climate compensation for COP27

Ministers from European Union countries will attempt on Monday to agree on their negotiating position for this year's U.N. climate talks, including on the...

Climate laws face new EU Parliament vote after failed first try

The European Parliament will on Wednesday try again to agree more ambitious climate change policies, after rejecting them in a divisive first vote that...

EU proposes law preventing import of goods linked to deforestation

The European Commission proposed a law on Wednesday aimed at preventing the import of commodities linked to deforestation by requiring companies to prove their...

Good omens hard to find as global climate talks open

World leaders began arriving on Monday at a U.N. conference critical to averting the most disastrous effects of climate change, their challenge made even...