This booklet provides basic information about the science of climate change and different points of view on how to deal with it. The booklet will serve as common ground for the discussions at the World Wide Views consultation. It focuses on issues which countries will negotiate at a major climate conference in Paris in December, 2015.

New research, to be published in the journal Climatic Change in November, suggests humankind may have to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere on a vast scale if emissions keep rising aft

Greenpeace has shifted its campaign focus toward confronting polluting companies, away from lobbying deadlocked U.N.

Arctic sea ice this summer melted to a record low extent or will come a close second, two different research institutes said on Tuesday, confirming a trend which could yield an ice-free summer with

A dream climate change cure to turn planet-warming greenhouse gases into useful products from jet fuel to plastics will take years to develop from the lab and pilot projects, a report found on Thursday.

Pilot projects already use carbon dioxide (CO2) to feed plants, for example to boost tomatoes in glasshouses, while laboratories have tested the manufacture of concrete, plastics and oils, but c

Britain will exclude details of support for green energy under power market reform plans it is due to unveil next week, say sources familiar with the statement which may disappoint investors and developers.

The proposals will center around a guaranteed purchase price for low carbon electricity, critically widening existing renewable energy support to include nuclear power.

But the plans, whi

Canada confirmed on Wednesday that it would not support an extended Kyoto Protocol after 2012, joining Japan and Russia in rejecting a new round of the climate emissions pact.

The current Kyoto Protocol binds only the emissions of industrialized countries from 2008-2012. Poor and emerging economies want to extend the pact, creating a deadlock at U.N.

Small island states, at risk from rising seas due to climate change, hinted on Tuesday at a compromise in order to kick-start U.N.

Slowing deforestation and greater awareness of the value of standing trees may come too late to save the world's biggest rainforests, according to a global assessment of tropical forests published Tuesday.

Tropical forests are threatened by pressures to clear land to produce food and biofuels and to plant fast-growing trees for timber, wood fuel and paper.

Awareness was growing in tropical c

U.N. talks have run out of time to meet a December 2012 deadline to put in place a binding successor to the Kyoto Protocol on curbing greenhouse gases, the U.N.'s top climate official said Monday.

The main aim of the U.N.