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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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Only one-fifth of climate finance going to adaptation, finds OECD

Donors overwhelmingly favour supporting projects that cut emissions rather than cope with the impacts of climate change, despite calls for parity

Brexit must not distract from UK’s biggest job in 2020: the Glasgow climate summit

Next year’s climate talks are absolutely vital and as hosts the UK could determine whether the talks fail or succeed. The government must start preparing now

Aviation’s black box: Non-disclosure agreements, closed doors and rising CO2

CHN investigation discovers “heavy handed” methods used to restrict access to information at the International Civil Aviation Organisation

Five years after New York declaration, forest promises go unmet

Governments and businesses are not living up to voluntary commitments to halve tropical forest loss and restore 150 million hectares by 2020, report finds

UN ‘very confident’ China plans to raise climate ambition

Two weeks ahead of a key summit in New York, lead official Luis de Alba raised expectations of a significant announcement from Beijing

Catholic youth drive climate action across Africa

Kenyan activist Allen Ottaro has been inspired by his faith to mobilise a generation of conservationists

Turkey withdraws bid to host 2020 UN climate talks, paving way for Glasgow

Ankara has been the final obstacle to the UK’s proposal, with Glasgow already named as the preferred site for the critical meeting

European Green Deal portfolio handed to EU vice president, in major elevation

Dutch social democrat Frans Timmermans has been named executive vice president responsible for strategy to make the EU climate neutral by 2050

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Preparations for the climate crisis will save trillions, commission finds

Every $1 spent on climate adaptation could see between $2 and $10 of net economic benefit, but current investments are lagging way behind

US Democrats will carry global hopes for climate action to 2020 poll

In an unprecedented 7-hour live town hall, candidates to take on Trump presented plans that would place US at forefront of fight against warming

US trade war undermining Chinese efforts on climate, says official

‘Don’t underestimate the difficulties China is facing,’ a top official said ahead of a key UN summit designed to accelerate climate action

Pacific leaders set new bar by collectively declaring climate crisis

When regional giants Australia and NZ joined small islands at a recent leaders’ forum they produced the Pacific’s strongest-ever call to act on climate change

China and allies challenge UN chief’s climate vision

‘Basic’ environment ministers stress the responsibility of rich countries, in draft declaration that ignores António Guterres’ call for more ambitious national plans

UN chief’s climate asks fall flat in emerging economies

As Brics environment ministers meet in Brazil, experts see little appetite for meeting António Guterres’ benchmark of climate ambition

Australia seeks to water down climate declaration at Pacific summit

An annotated draft Pacific Islands Forum statement shows the Morrison administration trying to quash references to 1.5C, carbon neutrality and coal development

It is high time to reboot our relationship with nature

Leaders must take decisive action to support nature-based solutions to the climate challenge, in light of the latest UN science report

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What is the UN climate action summit?

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

Net zero: the story of the target that will shape our future

The ‘lionesses’ who changed the way we measure climate ambition

Climate Weekly: UN raises expectations for New York summit

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

Brexit must not distract from UK’s biggest job in 2020: the Glasgow climate summit

Next year’s climate talks are absolutely vital and as hosts the UK could determine whether the talks fail or succeed. The government must start preparing now

Aviation’s black box: Non-disclosure agreements, closed doors and rising CO2

CHN investigation discovers “heavy handed” methods used to restrict access to information at the International Civil Aviation Organisation

Five years after New York declaration, forest promises go unmet

Governments and businesses are not living up to voluntary commitments to halve tropical forest loss and restore 150 million hectares by 2020, report finds

UN ‘very confident’ China plans to raise climate ambition

Two weeks ahead of a key summit in New York, lead official Luis de Alba raised expectations of a significant announcement from Beijing

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Poor countries will hold the rich to account on climate finance

The major UN climate fund is running short of money, will rich countries live up to the promises they have given?

Europeans must face their own role in the destruction of the Amazon

Through consumption of agricultural products that can drive deforestation, the EU is complicit in the loss of the great forest, it’s time lawmakers stepped up

Ban flying to UN climate talks? That’s a dangerous idea

After Greta Thunberg sailed to a UN meeting in New York, some called for all climate diplomats to do the same. That would only disadvantage the most vulnerable

Meat and potatoes: international media majors on diet in IPCC coverage

Reporting on latest science around climate change and land use focused on rich nations’ eating habits, but did it miss the bigger picture?

How we manage land is critical to climate justice

The latest science shows the impacts of global warming – and solutions to it – risk worsening inequality if not coupled with support to the world’s poor

No-deal Brexit would be a disaster for the climate

Boris Johnson’s leadership increases the likelihood of a hard exit from the EU, shattering the bloc’s solidarity and empowering a radical deregulation agenda

A weak carbon price is worse than no carbon price

The time for timidity has passed; politicians must dare to make polluters pay as part of a vision for a healthier, happier future

How von der Leyen could make a carbon border tax work

The next European Commission chief must tread carefully if she is to meet her promise to make polluting importers pay

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