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EU plots climate deal with China

European leaders hope to strike a bargain with Beijing next September. What the EU can offer China to bring down its emissions is unclear

With UN climate talks looming, Spanish election continues political uncertainty

The Socialists won most seats, but were weakened by rise of far right and conservative vote. Madrid climate talks unlikely to be affected

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Our food system is broken. Here’s how we fix it

Transforming how we use land represents a $4.5 trillion per year business opportunity, we must now find the political courage to act

London police ban on Extinction Rebellion was unlawful, court finds

Lawyers for the protest group say those arrested illegally could claim thousands in compensation

Extinction Rebellion art seized by police includes Ron Mueck skull

Australian artist’s works have sold for up to $1.3m. Police could not say whether they still have the skull, seized among hundreds of artworks during October protests

Trump begins formal US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

US will leave climate deal one day after 2020 presidential election, although a Democrat winner could reenter almost immediately

US will keep seat at climate talks after it leaves Paris deal

Formal withdrawal process could begin within days, but current and former diplomats say US will continue to influence global rulemaking on climate change

Spain steps up for Cop25 – Climate Weekly

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Madrid to host Cop25 climate talks in December after Chile withdraws

The talks will take place in Spain’s capital, the UN confirmed, after Chile pulled out amid social unrest

Chile has abandoned hosting Cop25, we cannot abandon its people

As the UN talks move elsewhere, the international community must remain deeply vigilant about the potential for continued and escalating repression in Chile

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UN Climate Action Summit 2019

Time for accountability – Climate Weekly

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This is what the world promised at the UN climate action summit

Dozens of promises were made by governments, civil society and business. Accountability is the next step

Growing anti-coal alliance could become non-proliferation treaty for fossil fuel

With the addition of coal-dependent Germany and Slovakia, the powering past coal alliance may start a new, normative era of climate governance

‘New Bretton Woods’ needed to fix global system and climate: outgoing UN official

As she steps down from leading UN sustainable energy push, Rachel Kyte said global institutions must be rebuilt and aligned with action on climate change

The UN asked for climate plans. Major economies failed to answer

Delivering on a goal of net zero emissions is a ‘daunting’, ‘civilisational’ task, which a summit on Monday showed leaders do not have plans to meet

‘We will not forgive you’: Greta Thunberg’s speech to leaders at UN – video

Swedish activist addresses world leaders at the UN climate action summit in New York

Maersk aims for zero emissions vessels by 2030

Efficiency measures can only keep pollution standing still, not bring it down. But making clean shipping a commercial reality in a decade remains huge challenge

The UN climate action summit – as it happened

Updates as leaders lay out their plans to tackle the climate crisis

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EU plots climate deal with China

European leaders hope to strike a bargain with Beijing next September. What the EU can offer China to bring down its emissions is unclear

With UN climate talks looming, Spanish election continues political uncertainty

The Socialists won most seats, but were weakened by rise of far right and conservative vote. Madrid climate talks unlikely to be affected

What happens next? – Climate Weekly

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Trump begins formal US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

US will leave climate deal one day after 2020 presidential election, although a Democrat winner could reenter almost immediately

US will keep seat at climate talks after it leaves Paris deal

Formal withdrawal process could begin within days, but current and former diplomats say US will continue to influence global rulemaking on climate change

Spain steps up for Cop25 – Climate Weekly

Sign up to get our weekly newsletter straight to your inbox, plus breaking news, investigations and extra bulletins from key events

Madrid to host Cop25 climate talks in December after Chile withdraws

The talks will take place in Spain’s capital, the UN confirmed, after Chile pulled out amid social unrest

Climate Conversation

How to make the Green Climate Fund a better force for change

Vastly more of the fund’s money should go to projects that adapt to the impacts of climate change

Australia admits it is on its own using cringe carbon loophole

Governments need to agree the rules over how to use carbon markets to cut emissions, but they shouldn’t take their eyes off Australia’s brash side hustle

What is the real cost of cheap Russian gas?

Few people in the West think about the ethics of buying fossil fuels from Vladimir Putin’s Russia

UN climate talks must include cities, businesses or risk irrelevance

Cities, regional governments, businesses and investors have written to the next UN climate presidency calling for their place at the table to be renewed

What does Greta Thunberg’s call for equity mean?

The Swedish activist has mentioned it in all her major speeches. Here’s how we can calculate the fair share of the burden of climate action

After failure in New York, we must reshape the politics of climate change

Climate denial is no longer the problem, it is inaction of politicians who know what is at stake. They must feel pressure from all sides

No country is too small to lead at the UN Climate Action Summit

Latin America and the Caribbean inspire with leadership by example as millions march for urgent action worldwide

What is the UN climate action summit?

It’s been billed as the defining political event for climate in 2019. But what is it?

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