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Mia Mottley builds global coalition to make financial system fit for climate action

In July, Barbados’ prime minister invited leaders to a retreat to discuss plans to scale-up international finance for the climate frontlines. Now, she’s asking the world for support

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Vanuatu backs fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty at UN general assembly

Vanuatu also sought support for its campaign to seek an opinion from the International Court of Justice on countries’ legal obligations to protect people from climate disasters

US under pressure to force out World Bank chief over climate doubt

David Malpass caused a global outcry for refusing to say whether he accepts the scientific consensus on climate change before rowing back on his comments

When the EU and US score climate points off China, Africa suffers

Frans Timmermans and John Kerry are downplaying historic responsibility for the climate crisis. That’s a red flag for Africa

UN chief: Windfall tax on oil and gas can pay for loss and damage

António Guterres told rich countries taxing fossil fuel companies’ record profits can fund vulnerable nations’ recovery from climate disasters

Denmark becomes first country to pledge ‘loss and damage’ finance

Rich countries have long resisted giving money specifically for the “loss and damage” that climate change is causing

Bedbugs, sh*t shows and algae hype: 5 reveals from Big Oil emails

A US congressional investigation into climate disinformation exposed the lobbying tactics of ExxonMobil, Chevron and Shell

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Copenhagen’s failure to meet 2025 net zero target casts doubt on other pledges

Copenhagen was the first city to launch a carbon neutrality plan in 2012, but has given up on its pledge due to a lack of CCS funding

Five priorities for a meaningful post-2025 climate finance target

The quality of climate finance is as important as the quantity to rebuild trust after rich countries failed to deliver on their $100bn by 2020 target

Pakistan floods must be a wake up call on climate action

The colossal disaster shows why rich countries must deliver on finance for loss and damage at Cop27 international climate talks

Sri Lanka food crisis has its roots in the globalisation of the 1970s

The Rajapaksa regime deserved to be banished, but today’s hunger stems from decades of choosing global markets over self-sufficiency

We got fooled again: As big oil and gas cash in, Britons crippled by energy bills

Millions of Britons are paying an exorbitant price for successive governments’ short-termist decisions that prolonged our dependence on fossil fuel

Why the US climate bill might struggle to deliver on carbon capture

Up to a fifth of emissions cuts from the Inflation Reduction Act are expected to come from carbon capture technologies, but there are major hurdles

The problem with The Bahamas’ blue carbon market plans

Caribbean nations need rich countries to pay their fair share of climate finance, not market measures that let polluters off the hook

Russia’s war on Ukraine underscores the importance of curbing methane emissions

To avoid locking in new gas production in response to the energy crisis, world leaders must accelerate efforts to stop methane leakage, venting and flaring