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UK climate chief could quit as Tory leadership candidates waver on net zero by 2050
Three of the five candidates to replace Boris Johnson have voiced hesitancy to commit Britain to climate goals.
The Good Information Podcast: Climate change - are our targets even ambitious enough?
It’s the issue of our time, and we almost certainly aren’t doing enough.
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Debunked: No, this photo doesn't show a COP26 electric bus being towed by a diesel truck
Memes spreading on social media claim this photo is proof an electric bus broke down during COP26 and required a diesel truck to tow it.
The photo was shared widely online as proof that electric buses at COP26 were not reliable.
However, the bus in the photograph is actually a hydrogen fuel bus and was never used in Glasgow, writes Brianna Parkins
Greta Thunberg calls COP26 deal 'vague' as Johnson says summit ‘tipping point’ for end of coal
The COP26 summit ended at the weekend after weeks of negotiations.
People under 60 likely to face ‘less liveable’ world, Mary Robinson says
She said millions of people will be forced to leave their homes because of climate change.
Weathering the storm: Where does Ireland go from here on climate change?
We’ve spent the last six weeks diving into the climate crisis at The Good Information Project.
'It's not nearly enough': Some positives to COP26 deal, but experts say much more is needed
The reaction to the Glasgow Climate Pact has been mixed across the world.
'Our fragile planet is hanging by a thread': COP26 deal agreed by global leaders
Negotiations ran into overtime at the summit with some last-minute changes to the final deal.
Ryan says Europe faces 'critical moment' as COP26 negotiations continue
Negotiations at the Glasgow summit have continued into the weekend with deliberations over specific points.
'We must not fail': Negotiations continue at COP26 as scheduled deadline nears
Negotiations have run overtime at previous COP summits.
Climate activists deflate tyres of ‘luxury’ cars in Glasgow protest
Around 60 cars in the west end of Glasgow were targeted.
New draft of COP26 deal weakens language on fossil fuel phaseout
“The world is watching us,” COP26 President Alok Sharma told delegates.
UN chief says climate pledges 'hollow' without phase out of fossil fuels
The negotiations at COP26 in Glasgow are nearing their end.
Ireland joins group of countries working to phase out oil and gas exploration
Several other countries have signed up to join this new alliance.
World leaders urged to help negotiators in push for climate deal as COP26 enters final 48 hours
The conference has entered the last 48 hours of scheduled talks – but could overrun.
The conference has entered the last 48 hours of scheduled talks – but could overrun.
Yesterday, the UK COP presidency published a first draft of a deal that could be struck in Glasgow.
Eamon Ryan said yesterday the draft deal is "good" but needs more elements added to it.
'We have to pull the brake': Wales has suspended building roads for the climate. Should Ireland?
COP26 draft cover deal 'good' but needs to be 'strengthened', Eamon Ryan says
Mary Robinson says some world leaders failing to hit 'crisis mode' over climate change
The former president took aim at Australia, Saudi Arabia and others in an emotional interview today.
China and US unveil surprise climate pact at COP26 summit
Last week US President Joe Biden criticised the decision of China’s President Xi Jinping not to attend the Glasgow summit.
Ryan announces €60m in funding for community climate projects
Ryan also announced the launch of a new National Dialogue on Climate Action
COP26 draft cover deal 'good' but needs to be 'strengthened', Eamon Ryan says
A draft version of a potential agreement for the UN climate summit was released this morning.
Draft COP26 pact calls for countries to strengthen climate action in 2022
The draft ‘cover decision’ has been published by the UK COP26 Presidency.
'This COP cannot save the world': Will this year's UN climate summit have a dramatic outcome?
Any deals or agreements reached at COP26 will be very technical and require a lot of scrutiny, experts say.
Negotiations continue at COP26 as focus turns to women’s role in climate fight
Ministers are also set to speak on their countries’ approach to tackling crisis.
Obama says world 'falling short' on climate change as Ryan says Ireland 'willing to step up'
Here’s what happened at the UN climate summit in Glasgow today.
Eamon Ryan has said he took a second Covid-19 test because the first was 'inconclusive'
A spokesperson said that the HSE had recommended a second test and that has returned a negative result.
Countries must deliver on climate pledges, says COP26 president Alok Sharma
The UN climate talks are entering their second week.
Eamon Ryan will travel to Cop26 after second test gives negative Covid-19 result
Minister Ryan had received news of a positive Covid-19 test on Saturday.
Opinion: The world should not fall into its old ableist habits as Covid re-openings continue
Matt McCann says despite the challenges of Covid, some welcome changes have come for those with disabilities and those changes should not be lost.
One week down, one to go: what exactly has been done so far at COP26?
Greta Thunberg said on Friday: “It is not a secret that COP26 is a failure.” Is she right?
Environment Minister Eamon Ryan tests positive for Covid-19
Minister Ryan was supposed to travel to Glasgow tomorrow for the COP26 climate summit.
Huge crowds of protesters take to the streets to call for climate action
Marches have taken place in Dublin, Belfast and Glasgow and locations across the globe.
Analysis: The argument that Ireland is too small to take climate action doesn’t hold up
Despite our small size, we have a significant carbon footprint in global rankings
Poll: Have you been following the proceedings at Cop26?
Cop26 is a two-week long summit on climate change.
Greta Thunberg brands COP26 'a failure' as thousands of young people protest in Glasgow
At least 8,000 people, including Irish activists, took part in the march.
Youth activists to march through Glasgow demanding climate action at COP26
Greta Thunberg and Vanessa Nakate to join protesters on the streets.
More than 20 countries and institutions promise to end overseas fossil fuel finance
The US, the UK, New Zealand and other countries around the world have signed up to the pledge, though Ireland has not.
Five people arrested as hundreds of activists march in COP26 protests
Two of the arrests took place after a number of officers were sprayed with paint.
Much-awaited Climate Action Plan finalised by Cabinet sub-committee
Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that all sectors of the economy will have to contribute to reducing emissions.
COP26: Finance takes centre stage on day three of climate conference
450 financial firms will commit to align over $130 trillion worth of assets with a net zero target by 2050.
Opinion: Can ethical investing really help in the fight against climate change?
Pensions expert Ralph Benson looks at the rise of ethical investing and how it can benefit the planet.
'Every second of delay makes our task that bit bigger': Taoiseach delivers Irish COP26 address
The Taoiseach spoke this afternoon at the UN climate summit in Glasgow.
The Taoiseach said that the world is already seeing the "serious impacts" of climate change.
Micheál Martin delivered Ireland's national statement from the COP26 summit in Glasgow.
He added: "If we act decisively now, we will offer humanity the most valuable prize of all – a liveable planet."
COP26: World leaders sign up to multibillion-dollar pledge to end deforestation by 2030
'Cautiously optimistic': Are Irish people going to COP26 feeling hopeful about the summit?