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# Paris Agreement

Last week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
World could breach 1.5C warming threshold in the next seven years, study warns
The latest draft agreement from COP28 has the clause to do nothing to phase out fossil fuels.
This year
UN progress report warns that the World is falling dangerously short of meeting climate goals
‘Much more is needed now on all fronts,’ said the report, which will underpin a crucial climate summit in Dubai at the end of the year.
John Gibbons: Biden may not be perfect on climate but he's our best hope
The environmental journalist and campaigner takes stock after Joe Biden’s visit and looks at the US president’s record on climate.
Last year
Humanity 'heading into uncharted territory of destruction' due to climate change, says UN
The warning came as a multi-agency report sets out the scale of the crisis.
50-50 chance world will breach 1.5 degrees Celsius warming within five years, UN warns
The World Meteorological Organization said there is a 93% chance of at least one year between 2022-2026 becoming the warmest on record.
All time
UN environment body: World needs to cut emissions 7 times faster to stay within 1.5C warming
The UN body has said new emissions goals will barely affect global heating
UN chief urges world leaders to declare climate emergency
Last year Ireland became the second country in the world to declare a climate emergency.
Scientists have recorded the highest level of CO2 emissions on earth since records began
The last time earth’s atmosphere contained this much CO2 was more than three million years ago
How climate change could lead to 'enormous' losses for the global fishing industry
Not limiting the global rise in temperature by 1.5 degrees Celsius could have a huge impact.
'Urgent threats': Climate talks kick off in Poland today
Envoys from almost 200 nations have gathered in Poland’s southern city of Katowice.
'Unprecedented' moves needed as UN report warns of faster than expected climate change effects
In a landmark report released today, the organisation said that time is running out to avert disaster.
Labour and Green Party to hold rally for 'democracy and decency' to coincide with visit of Donald Trump
The US President will visit Europe to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
Ireland ranked second worst in Europe for tackling climate change
Ireland and Poland rank lowest because of their opposition to climate action nationally and in the EU.
Ireland ranks worst in Europe for taking action against climate change
Ireland ranked 49 out of 59 countries in the 2018 Climate Change Performance Index
US still wants to join climate talks despite plan to withdraw from agreement
The country can’t formally pull out of the Paris accord until 2020 at the earliest.
Alexis Sanchez nearing move after spending Friday with PSG's sporting director
PSG are getting closer to completing the biggest double-swoop in football history.
Climate Change: 'Trump is on a path to planetary destruction'
In response to Trump, Ireland must increase our ambition on climate action, writes Senator Grace O’Sullivan.
Eamon Ryan: 'Trump won’t have it all his own way on climate change'
The President-elect will face fierce opposition both domestically and internationally if he tries to undo decades of progress on fighting climate change, writes Eamon Ryan.
FactCheck: Was damage to the ozone layer caused by nuclear testing?
Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae made the extraordinary claim during a debate on climate change last week.
Ireland takes "significant step" in fighting climate change
“The signing of this treaty signals a move in a new direction,” said the Green Party’s Eamon Ryan.
John Kerry's grand-daughter stole the show at the UN today
She was helping her granddad sign a climate agreement.