Climate change

Tackling global warming
International efforts to tackle climate change suffered a major setback when Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris agreement aimed at curbing rising temperatures. Can the European Union, which has restated its commitment to the pact, play a global leadership role to effect change?
An obsolete vehicle is moved at the Indra Automobile Recycling facility in Romorantin, central France. Photo: Eric Piermont / AFP
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Auto sector shifts gear towards recycling parts, batteries

From ageing electric batteries to old engines to rearview mirrors, the auto industry is revving up its recycling efforts as it faces pressure to reduce its colossal carbon footprint
Direct air capture uses chemical processes to strip CO2 out of the air, then recycles it for industrial use or locks it away. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP
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Climate: Removing CO2 from the air no longer optional

The big question as COP26 nears is can major economies, by 2050, reduce emissions enough to deliver a carbon neutral world? Rising up the agenda are the tools to pull CO2 straight from the air
The number of giant pandas worldwide has rebounded since the black-and-white bear was declared an endangered animal in the 1980s, thanks to China's efforts to protect it and its habitat. Photo: Ed Jones / AFP
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Countries pledge to stop biodiversity loss at key UN summit

Delegates from 195 countries have pledged to set "ambitious" goals to halt the loss of biodiversity and destruction of ecosystems as the first phase of a key UN summit held in the Chinese city of Kunming
A climate activist from Insulate Britain is arrested during a demonstration in central London in which they blocked a roundabout while calling for the UK government to fund the insulation of Britain's homes, on October 8, 2021. Photo: Daniel Sorabji / AFP
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UK cracks down on climate change activists before UN summit

Britain is eager to brandish its environmental credentials before the upcoming COP26 summit, but it is grappling at the same time with mounting protests from climate activists
Protesters attend a 'Fridays For Future' demonstration for climate protection, part of a "Summer congress" in Dortmund, western Germany, on August 2, 2019. Photo: Ina Fassbender / AFP
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Climate justice: Rich nations dodge finance pledge

$100 billion a year in aid was promised over a decade ago to help developing nations curb carbon pollution and adapt to climate impacts. But rich countries haven't delivered
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