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Judge rejects campaigners’ bid to curb UK oil production

The high court ruling dismissed as “nonsensical” the argument that oil companies are “paid to pollute” under the UK tax regime

Egypt names foreign minister Sameh Shoukry to lead Cop27 climate talks

Cairo gave a junior role to environment minister Yasmine Fouad and the top job to a career diplomat with no significant climate experience

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Haven of African elephants at risk, say park rangers decrying poor pay and conditions

Forest guards in Gabon say their salaries are often paid several months late and are threatening to go on strike

Why Shell is becoming a softer target for climate campaigners

The oil major has pulled out of a British project and paused South African exploration, as its climate targets require production to fall

Germany ‘must triple pace of emissions cuts’ to meet 2030 target

Germany missed its climate targets in 2021 and the incoming “traffic light” coalition is promising a major policy package to turn things around

Typhoon Rai’s trail of destruction in the Philippines reignites loss and damage calls

More than 400 people were killed and seven million lost homes or livelihoods to the category 5 storm that hit the Philippines in December

Researchers are excited by ‘tantalising’ prospect of open IEA energy data

The International Energy Agency is proposing to lift the paywall on its extensive energy database, in a potential boon for climate research

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How the Glasgow Dialogue can deliver finance for victims of the climate crisis

It is important to seize this opportunity to get dedicated support for people on the front lines of climate impacts, urgently and based on need

Finance must be the golden thread for climate diplomacy in 2022

Here’s how G20 host Indonesia and G7 host Germany can make climate finance flow for effective action next year

Why I am calling on EU lawmakers to put climate at the heart of agricultural policy

The proposed reform to the EU’s farming subsidy programme continues a business-as-usual approach to farming that we cannot afford in a climate emergency

After Cop26, countries must turn climate promises into action on global shipping

A meeting of the IMO this week is the first test of translating promises made in Glasgow into bold action. The world must turn its gaze to shipping

The street and the boardroom are closer than they have ever been on climate

Action, action, action is the only antidote to “blah, blah, blah” – and forward-looking business leaders are stepping up right now

Oil and gas avoided censure in Glasgow for the 26th time. Let’s not make it 27

Investor and state-owned oil companies in the G20 find common cause in watering down climate ambition; we need to confront their influence

To keep 1.5C alive, the super rich must change their high carbon lifestyles

The richest 1% are using way more than their fair share of the 1.5C carbon budget. Tackling inequality and emissions must go together

Big business must not be allowed to set the carbon trading agenda at Cop26

Delicate negotiations on carbon market rules in Glasgow could be thrown off course by the big banks’ push to “scale up” voluntary carbon trading