Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber insists the world's seventh largest oil producer sees the 1.5° climate goal as its "North Star."
New measurements show a dramatic decline in the health of glaciers and sea ice, perpetuating the cycle of warming.
In 2015, nations committed to hold global warming to no more than 2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels, or preferably 1.5°.
Some in the developing world fear that the war in Ukraine is diverting attention away from the dangers of climate change.
The U.N. health agency praised world leaders for a 'historic' commitment to working together against future pandemics.
Oil producers took issue with a prediction by the energy agency's chief that demand for fossil fuels will peak by 2030.
African leaders say they have a market-based plan to fight human-caused global warming that will spread economic development among millions of people on the continent.
In the recording, UAE officials anticipate a need to "minimize" attacks on the Gulf nation's human rights record when it hosts COP28 in Dubai later this year.
The 1,157 protected sites account for less than 1% of Earth's surface but play vital roles as biodiversity hotspots.
WMO said the summer of extremes continues: July was the hottest month ever recorded and the high-impact weather continues through August.
The Global Environment Facility set up the new multilateral fund with key initial investments from Canada and the U.K.
'Extremely high water stress' afflicts 83% of the population in the Middle East and North Africa and 74% in South Asia.
The Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization agreed on some policies but not a unified goal to end deforestation.
Scottish energy expert Jim Skea said it's important not to despair over the 'existential threat' from rising temperatures.
As climate litigation increases, the body of legal precedent grows, forming an increasingly well-defined field of law.
Heat waves can be expected about once every 15 years in the U.S. and Mexico, once a decade in Southern Europe, and once every 5 years in China, according to the study.