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Governments still due to submit tougher climate plans in 2020, despite Cop26 delay

The postponement of a critical climate summit to 2021 does not lessen pressure on governments around the world to submit tougher climate plans to the UN this year

Japan’s woeful climate plan amounts to science denial

Japan reiterates past pledges for 2030 rather than mapping out a radical overhaul needed by the world’s firth largest greenhouse gas emitter

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Postponing major environmental summits is the right thing to do

China and the UK must ensure all nations are involved in planning the delayed summits to protect biodiversity and to raise climate action

Cop26 climate talks postponed to 2021 amid coronavirus pandemic

Postponement will help clarify US climate policy – Trump is pulling out of the Paris Agreement but Biden or Sanders would rejoin if elected in November

Coronavirus pandemic threatens climate monitoring, WMO warns

Data for weather forecasts and climate monitoring provided by in-flight sensors and manual observations have decreased significantly since the Covid-19 outbreak

Coronavirus: investors and policymakers must shift to increase resilience

Incentives for long-term sustainability, an end to fossil fuel subsidies, more telework are all needed to make the global economy resilient to shocks like Covid-19

Zoom climate diplomacy: ‘Technology doesn’t help build trust’

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed climate diplomacy online, greening much of UN Climate Change’s operations but virtual meeting bring their own challenges

Japan sticks to 2030 climate goals, accused of a ‘disappointing’ lack of ambition

Japan has reaffirmed its 2015 goal to cuts emissions by 26% by 2030 despite UN plea for far tougher action this year to tackle the climate crisis

Malawi’s farmers grow crops with ‘magic liquid’ fertiliser

‘Bionitrate’ made from urine is starting to help yields for farmers in Malawi who face high costs fertilising maize and other crops amid shifting weather patterns

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Japan’s woeful climate plan amounts to science denial

Japan reiterates past pledges for 2030 rather than mapping out a radical overhaul needed by the world’s firth largest greenhouse gas emitter

One crisis at a time, please – Climate Weekly

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

Postponing major environmental summits is the right thing to do

China and the UK must ensure all nations are involved in planning the delayed summits to protect biodiversity and to raise climate action

Governments still due to submit tougher climate plans in 2020, despite Cop26 delay

The postponement of a critical climate summit to 2021 does not lessen pressure on governments around the world to submit tougher climate plans to the UN this year

Cop26 climate talks postponed to 2021 amid coronavirus pandemic

Postponement will help clarify US climate policy – Trump is pulling out of the Paris Agreement but Biden or Sanders would rejoin if elected in November

Coronavirus: investors and policymakers must shift to increase resilience

Incentives for long-term sustainability, an end to fossil fuel subsidies, more telework are all needed to make the global economy resilient to shocks like Covid-19

Zoom climate diplomacy: ‘Technology doesn’t help build trust’

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed climate diplomacy online, greening much of UN Climate Change’s operations but virtual meeting bring their own challenges

Climate Conversation

From summits to stimulus: Nature-based solutions can help

Nature-based solutions deserve much deeper consideration as governments decide how to design their economic responses to the coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic shows we need new ways to look after the Earth and each other

Grassroots climate movements are building the resilience and self-determination of communities, making them better equipped to handle the crisis

Coronavirus and climate change are two crises that need humanity to unite

The virus may lead to a deeper understanding of the ties that bind us all on a global scale. That could help our chances of getting to grips with the climate crisis

An ambitious year for climate is a big year for women’s empowerment

While gender equality and women’s empowerment are goals, they are also essential enablers of climate action and development

Power structures over gender make women more vulnerable to climate change

International Women’s Day on March 8 is a chance to start solving a deep inequality: women are more vulnerable to climate change than men

Public opinion on climate change is up but let’s not forget lessons from the past

Public opinion on climate change is shifting but to keep it at the top of the political and public agenda will require a sustained effort for decades to come

African countries need rich nations to take the lead on ambition at Cop26

Developed countries must deliver on their promise to mobilise $100 billion a year by 2020 to help vulnerable countries unlock ambition

To be credible at Cop26, the UK needs a plan for its climate plan

The obvious time for the UK to publish its NDC would be before the Commonwealth meeting in June, to leverage countries like India and South Africa

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