A marathon UN climate summit wrapped up with little to show, squeezing compromises from countries over the global warming battle plan but falling well short of what science says is needed to tackle the emergency.
The World Meteorological Organization said global temperatures so far this year were 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average between 1850-1900, making 2019 one of the top three warmest years ever recorded.
The appeal by Inger Andersen, who heads the UN Environment Programme, and others came days before governments gather in Madrid for an annual climate change meeting.
Activists say international music tours heavily impact the environment, with concerns about the amount of electricity used to power stadiums.
With the new Zero Carbon bill, the country aims to reduce all greenhouse gases except methane to net-zero by 2050.
According to research, emissions between 2015 and 2030 would be enough to raise sea levels by eight centimetres by 2100.
Some 60 world leaders gather at UN for a "climate emergency" summit aimed at reinvigorating the faltering Paris agreement, at a time when mankind is releasing more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than at any time in history.
Special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns of a connection between global warming and the way land is used for agriculture.
In a landmark report, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change highlights the need to protect what remains of tropical forests as a bulkhead against future warming.
Sweden's Greta Thunberg told lawmakers, "I want you to act as if the house is on fire," as she warned about species extinction, deforestation and ocean pollution.
In its latest State of the Climate overview, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) reaffirms that the past four years have been the hottest on record - figures previously announced in provisional drafts of the flagship report.
Natural gas accounts for 45 percent of the rise in energy consumption, helping drive record-high greenhouse gas emissions.
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