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Merkel, fallen climate chancellor, has a chance to save her legacy

This week’s European Council meeting is Germany’s moment to clean up a tarnished reputation, writes a former UN climate chief

UK expected to host 2020 UN climate talks in deal with Italy

Joint proposal would send the pivotal talks to Britain, overcoming European uncertainty about Brexit

Ireland to ‘nudge’ its way to net zero emissions by 2050

Government plans to enshrine a tougher climate target in law, but tough questions about the future of beef farming remain to be settled

Five things to watch at UN climate talks in Bonn

From contentious rules on carbon trading, through efforts to raise ambition to who will host next year’s summit, negotiators have a full agenda this fortnight

Majority of EU states, including Germany, now support 2050 net zero climate goal

Momentum builds for the bloc to land a deal on its long term climate target ahead of a leaders meeting this week

As voices for the planet grow louder, UN Environment must respond

Incoming UN green chief says that growing pressure from people across the world means the organisation must redouble its efforts

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EU aims for long term climate deal by ‘early 2020’

Draft conclusions for a meeting of EU leaders indicate the bloc will not set its 2050 climate target this year, despite pressure from the UN secretary general

Japan sets carbon neutral goal with focus on capturing emissions

The coal dependent country focuses on innovation as it moves toward ending its contribution to climate change

EU should not raise 2030 climate target, says Juncker

Ahead of a meeting of European leaders, the European Commission president says raising the bloc’s Paris Agreement target ‘does not make sense’

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Merkel, fallen climate chancellor, has a chance to save her legacy

This week’s European Council meeting is Germany’s moment to clean up a tarnished reputation, writes a former UN climate chief

UK expected to host 2020 UN climate talks in deal with Italy

Joint proposal would send the pivotal talks to Britain, overcoming European uncertainty about Brexit

Ireland to ‘nudge’ its way to net zero emissions by 2050

Government plans to enshrine a tougher climate target in law, but tough questions about the future of beef farming remain to be settled

Five things to watch at UN climate talks in Bonn

From contentious rules on carbon trading, through efforts to raise ambition to who will host next year’s summit, negotiators have a full agenda this fortnight

Majority of EU states, including Germany, now support 2050 net zero climate goal

Momentum builds for the bloc to land a deal on its long term climate target ahead of a leaders meeting this week

As voices for the planet grow louder, UN Environment must respond

Incoming UN green chief says that growing pressure from people across the world means the organisation must redouble its efforts

Climate Weekly: How soon is now?

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EU leaders keep saying climate is a priority. Here’s something they can do

The European Investment Bank is the world’s largest multilateral lender and it keeps funding fossil fuels. Next week EU finance ministers can change that

I am a denier. A human extinction denier

The rhetoric of extinction and emergency does not adequately describe the situation we find ourselves in and is counter-productive

Children made climate an election issue. Now we’ll target banks that fuel fossils

The EU election showed voters have heard the school strikers’ call for action. But will the public institutions that finance coal, oil and gas projects also listen?

‘This is bigger’: Palestinian and Israeli teens strike together for the climate

At a climate march in Jerusalem, students put hatred aside to tell the government that nothing matters more than a safe climate

Why school strikers are guest editing Climate Home News

It’s time we heard more from those who will live longest with the climate crisis

Until Russia allows us to rise together, I will strike for the climate alone

Unapproved protests of more than one person are illegal, so Arshak Makichyan has picketed solo in Pushkin Square for months to call for climate action

New Zealand’s farmers have a chance to be climate leaders

A separate target for methane from sheep and cattle has been painted as a sop to farmers; on the contrary, it puts the onus on the sector to curb warming

Australian voters can’t trust the Coalition on climate and energy

The current government has only shown contempt for meaningful climate policy and renewable energy – why would they change now?

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