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Emmanuel Macron’s war on climate activism

Why are climate protesters being tear-gassed under the watch of France’s president, a self-defined climate champion?

Justin Trudeau’s narrow victory lays path for net zero carbon Canada

After losing majority, Liberals may seek support of progressive parties, opening door for Canada to leap ahead. But some provinces look set to fight back

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

Extinction Rebellion at a crossroads – Climate Weekly

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Canada’s climate change election – cheat sheet

Scandal-hit Justin Trudeau has put climate action at the centre of his re-election pitch. What are his Liberals, and their opponents, promising?

After 1,600 arrests, Extinction Rebellion fights for right to protest in UK

Facing a total ban on their protest in London, the activists are now embroiled in a struggle for their right to assemble

Extinction Rebellion eyes legal challenge after police ban protesters from London

The move prompted a group of politicians and campaigners to protest in Trafalgar Square in defiance of the ban

In Tanzania, ownership of the forest offers new prospects for old loggers

In one of Africa’s fastest deforesting nations, community control over the land offers villages new income, infrastructure and dignity

Green opposition wins Budapest mayoral election in blow to Orbán

Gergely Karácsony promised to declare a climate emergency in Hungary’s capital and likened his win to recent elections in Istanbul

After 11 days of civil unrest, Ecuador reinstates fossil fuel subsidies

Cuts to subsidies, imposed without an alternative, led to price rises, strife and, eventually, a government backdown

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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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Justin Trudeau’s narrow victory lays path for net zero carbon Canada

After losing majority, Liberals may seek support of progressive parties, opening door for Canada to leap ahead. But some provinces look set to fight back

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

Canada’s climate change election – cheat sheet

Scandal-hit Justin Trudeau has put climate action at the centre of his re-election pitch. What are his Liberals, and their opponents, promising?

Extinction Rebellion eyes legal challenge after police ban protesters from London

The move prompted a group of politicians and campaigners to protest in Trafalgar Square in defiance of the ban

Green opposition wins Budapest mayoral election in blow to Orbán

Gergely Karácsony promised to declare a climate emergency in Hungary’s capital and likened his win to recent elections in Istanbul

Has Greta promoted peace? – Climate Weekly

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German rail company gets credit rating boost in response to climate law

In European first, Deutsche Bahn’s credit rating shifted from AA- to AA after government hit carbon-intensive transport with levies

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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

What is the UN climate action summit?

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

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

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

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