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UN denounces repressive climate in Egypt

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The UN human rights chief decried a "pervasive climate of intimidation" in Egypt ahead of presidential elections this month he said were...

Africa leads climate push as its people go hungry

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Africa is leading the push for clean energy policy-making as climate change turns millions of its people into "food refugees", the head...

South Africa minister says Durban climate deal unlikely

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South Africa's environment minister does not expect countries to agree on a legally binding climate deal in Durban at the end of...

South Africa to put emission caps on top polluters

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South Africa plans to place limits for carbon emissions on top polluters who may face penalties if they do not conform to...

Africa to launch own fund to manage climate cash

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African leaders plan to launch a fund this year to help the continent access and manage its share of money from the...

Climate action faces legal gap, no deal this year

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The world will again fall short of a full climate deal this year, after two past attempts, say developed countries which want...

EU backs UN climate report despite scepticism

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UN climate scientists attacked by sceptics after they published an erroneous global warming forecast won support on Monday from European Union environment...

IATA welcomes Copenhagen

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the Copenhagen climate accord as an important step in the right direction for combating...

Climategate, crime and recession

A jaded wire reporter once claimed originality was great but plagiarism as faster. I was reminded of this when I read a...

IATA talks climate

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has repeated its call for a global sectoral approach for aviation and climate change under the...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...