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Methane emissions from Russian pipelines surged during the coronavirus pandemic

Falling gas prices and a lack of maintenance may have contributed to a 40% increase in the number of methane releases from Russian pipelines in 2020, analysts say The post Methane emissions from Russian pipelines…

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French climate bill set for rocky ride after citizens’ assembly slams weak ambition

After the citizens’ assembly complained they had not been fully listened to, lawmakers submitted over 4,000 amendments to Macron’s landmark climate bill The post French climate bill set for rocky ride after citizens’ assembly slams…

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UN suspends climate work with Myanmar government following military coup

The military takeover in Myanmar raises fears of pollution, deforestation and revival of a controversial hydropower dam, as international agencies put climate projects on hold The post UN suspends climate work with Myanmar government following…

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Japan, US exposed as UN chief urges G7 to commit to 2030 coal exit

At a summit on “powering past coal”, António Guterres called on rich countries to lead, putting pressure on Japan and the US to produce exit plans The post Japan, US exposed as UN chief urges…

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Australian contender for OECD top job backtracks on climate scepticism

Former finance minister Mathias Cormann opposed climate policies in the Australian government and now claims he would lead climate action at the OECD The post Australian contender for OECD top job backtracks on climate scepticism…

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China’s dirty Covid-19 recovery leaves heavy lifting on climate to its five-year plan

Official government figures show energy, steel and cement consumption rose in 2020, pushing emissions up as Beijing is expected to reveal 2025 targets The post China’s dirty Covid-19 recovery leaves heavy lifting on climate to…

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Further delay feared as ‘like-minded’ countries resist online climate negotiations

Major developing countries oppose calls to hold preparatory climate negotiations online in June, citing connectivity and time zone concerns The post Further delay feared as ‘like-minded’ countries resist online climate negotiations appeared first on Climate…

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The stakes for Cop26 couldn’t be higher – Climate Weekly

Sign up to get our weekly newsletter straight to your inbox, plus breaking news, investigations and extra bulletins from key events The post The stakes for Cop26 couldn’t be higher – Climate Weekly appeared first on…

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China, US urged to step up as UN warns world ‘very far’ from meeting climate goals

Collectively, updated national targets will only reduce emissions 0.5% by 2030 from 2010, UN analysis finds — far from the 45% scientists say is needed to hold warming to 1.5C The post China, US urged…

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Bangladesh scraps nine coal power plants as overseas finance dries up

The rising costs of coal imports and Bangladesh’s role as chair of the Climate Vulnerable Forum contributed to the decision to axe power projects, analysts say The post Bangladesh scraps nine coal power plants as…

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Fragile countries call for investment in rooftop solar to expand energy access

War-torn states struggle to attract funding for small-scale renewable projects, which leaders say are cheaper, cleaner and less vulnerable to conflict than fossil fuels The post Fragile countries call for investment in rooftop solar to…

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“Science-based” corporate climate targets are no such thing, says former advisor

As the number of businesses setting ‘science-based’ targets surges, experts are calling for more transparency over how those numbers are calculated The post “Science-based” corporate climate targets are no such thing, says former advisor appeared…

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