Vulnerable countries and communities urgently need to adapt to current and future impacts of climate change.
The greenhouse effect is what causes our planet to warm in the presence of increased concentrations of ‘greenhouse’ gases in the atmosphere.
The Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism aims to make it easier for industrialized nations to reduce their greenhouse-gas emissions.
These two proposed approaches to help tackle climate change have divided opinion, as some people say they could create bigger problems than they solve.
In theory, CCS technology will trap carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants to prevent them reaching the atmosphere, but as yet the method is unproven.
Tackling climate change will not be cheap. There are plenty of stories to tell about how to find, manage, access and spend the money.
REDD schemes that help tackle climate change could result in billions of dollars flowing into forested countries.
Non-polluting sources of renewable energy provide a growing share of global power supplies, but there are many barriers to their wider use.
Coral bleaching and ocean acidification threaten to cause serious disruption to marine food webs.
Scientists are working to understand whether there is a link between climate change and the number and strength of hurricanes and tropical cyclones.