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Costa Rica participates in COP26: ‘Last, best hope’ to meet 1.5C target

Global COP26 climate negotiations are the "last, best hope" to keep the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C alive, said summit president Alok Sharma

Costa Rica to participate in COP26 climate summit

President Carlos Alvarado will lead the Costa Rican delegation that will participate in COP26,

‘Moment of truth’: UN Biodiversity chief urges action as biodiversity summit opens

Beijing, the world's biggest polluter, has sought to position itself in recent years as a world leader on environmental issues.

UN summit to tackle ‘unprecedented’ biodiversity threats

Goals include protecting 30% of lands and oceans, a measure led by France and Costa Rica.

Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres nominated for UN secretary-general

If elected, Figueres would be the first woman and the second Latin American, after Peru’s Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, to lead the U.N.

Costa Rica to sign ‘Under 2’ climate change pledge

Costa Rica plans to sign the "Under 2 MOU" carbon emissions reduction pledge, committing the country to emit less than 2 metric tons of greenhouse gases per capita annually by 2050, regardless of whether the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Paris yields an agreement.

Weather disasters have doubled in past 30 years: UN report

The U.N. detailed a doubling in weather-related disasters in the past 30 years, a week before world leaders gather in terror-struck Paris for climate talks.

Scientists say Greenland just opened up a major new ‘floodgate’ of ice into the ocean

As the world prepares for the most important global climate summit yet in Paris later this month, news from Greenland could add urgency to the negotiations. Another major glacier appears to have begun a rapid retreat into a deep underwater basin, a troubling sign.

Earth in ‘uncharted territory’ on climate change

Earth has heated up by 1 degree Celsius (1.6 F), Britain's weather office said Monday, as greenhouse gases hit record levels just weeks before a crucial climate summit in Paris.

Climate talks teeter as developing nations cry foul

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said the 195-nation climate negotiations in Bonn were "frustrating" and "slow." "We don't have any 'plan B' because we don't have any 'planet B,'" he said.

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