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Joe Biden picks John Kerry as the US’ presidential envoy on climate change

Newly appointed “climate czar” and veteran diplomat John Kerry said the next US administration would treat climate change as a “national security emergency” The post Joe Biden picks John Kerry as the US’ presidential envoy…

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Saudis and Europeans reach compromise on climate as G20 projects unity

EU leaders endorsed Riyadh’s contentious “circular carbon economy” vision at the G20 summit, in exchange for a renewed commitment to phasing out fossil fuel subsidies The post Saudis and Europeans reach compromise on climate as…

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Johnson bids for climate glory – 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 Johnson bids for climate glory – Climate Weekly appeared first on Climate Home…

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UN shipping body approves Arctic heavy fuel oil ‘ban’, delayed for a decade

Campaigners describe ban as “meaningless”, as concessions to Russia allow most ships to continue using heavy fuel oil in the sensitive polar region until 2029 The post UN shipping body approves Arctic heavy fuel oil…

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Canada sets out to enshrine 2050 net zero emissions goal in law

Justin Trudeau presented a bill to the Canadian parliament to set five-yearly carbon targets from 2030 to 2050, but was criticised for a lack of immediate action The post Canada sets out to enshrine 2050…

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In Bangladesh, the marginalised Munda face extra barriers to climate adaptation

Shut off from microfinance and benefits, members of the Hindu minority in coastal Bangladesh have struggled to rebuild their lives after Cyclone Amphan The post In Bangladesh, the marginalised Munda face extra barriers to climate…

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China is set to meet UN climate deadline, experts say, but coal pathway is uncertain

To align near-term policy with its 2060 carbon neutrality goal, China needs to stop building new coal-fired power plants after 2020, researchers say The post China is set to meet UN climate deadline, experts say,…

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Boris Johnson has further to go on climate to show true leadership

The UK prime minister’s plan for a “green industrial revolution” sends a strong political signal, but more is needed for a credible decarbonisation strategy ahead of Cop26 The post Boris Johnson has further to go…

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Hurricanes Iota, Eta devastate parts of Central America in record-breaking season

Experts are calling for relief and resilience funding for Nicaragua and Honduras, as warming seas fuel extraordinarily intense storms The post Hurricanes Iota, Eta devastate parts of Central America in record-breaking season appeared first on…

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Bolsonaro’s attack on the Amazon breaches Brazil’s constitution, climate lawyers argue

Brazilian campaigners are fighting in the Supreme Court to reinstate anti-deforestation policies and resources slashed by the Bolsonaro administration The post Bolsonaro’s attack on the Amazon breaches Brazil’s constitution, climate lawyers argue appeared first on…

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Boris Johnson sets out 10-point plan to get UK on track for net zero

The UK premier majored on hydrogen, nuclear and carbon capture in a package aiming to set the bar for hosting Cop26 climate talks next year The post Boris Johnson sets out 10-point plan to get…

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Anger as UN body approves deal that allows ship emissions to rise to 2030

A package of fuel efficiency measures agreed at the International Maritime Organization is expected to shave just 1% off shipping emissions this decade The post Anger as UN body approves deal that allows ship emissions…

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