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Bla bla bla for biodiversity – Climate Weekly

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Colombia banks on forest economy to deliver climate ambition leap

Since the end of a 50-year civil war, Colombia has seen a spike in forest clearance, that the government now hopes to reverse with agroforestry initiatives The post Colombia banks on forest economy to deliver…

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South Korea 2050 net zero pledge spurs renewables investment

As the world’s fourth-largest importer of coal, South Korea needs to rapidly change its energy mix to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 The post South Korea 2050 net zero pledge spurs renewables investment appeared…

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Poor and island states highlight toll of climate disasters in submissions to UN

In their updated national contributions to the Paris Agreement, vulnerable countries say they need more financial support to cope with extreme weather and rising seas The post Poor and island states highlight toll of climate…

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French draft climate law criticised for weakening ambition of citizens’ assembly

President Emmanuel Macron has been accused of backsliding on promises to fully implement the recommendations of a citizens’ assembly on climate change The post French draft climate law criticised for weakening ambition of citizens’ assembly…

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‘Star Wars without Darth Vader’ – why the UN climate science story names no villains

As the next blockbuster science report on cutting emissions goes to governments for review, critics say it downplays the obstructive role of fossil fuel lobbying The post ‘Star Wars without Darth Vader’ – why the…

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France and UK lead push for climate finance to restore nature

Campaigners welcomed commitments to ramp up funding for biodiversity but raised concerns it came at the expense of other climate and aid spending The post France and UK lead push for climate finance to restore…

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UK promotes leading Cop26 climate talks to full-time role for Alok Sharma

Alok Sharma will give up his responsibilities as UK business minister to focus on preparations for critical UN climate talks in Glasgow this November The post UK promotes leading Cop26 climate talks to full-time role…

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2021: A rocky road to recovery – Climate Weekly

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Portugal makes deal on EU climate law ‘big priority’ of its six-month presidency

Portugal aims to pass an EU 2030 climate target into law by June, says minister with a leading role in negotiations between member states and parliament The post Portugal makes deal on EU climate law…

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China launches world’s largest carbon market for power sector

China’s national emissions trading scheme could become a significant lever for climate action, but experts warn that it will do little to curb emissions in the short term The post China launches world’s largest carbon…

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UK net zero commitment questioned, as government allows new coal mine

The UK government has been accused of “rank hypocrisy” for letting a new coal mine go ahead while seeking to lead on climate as hosts of Cop26 summit The post UK net zero commitment questioned,…

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