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UK calls on countries to ‘consign coal to history’ at Cop26

As a global shift away from coal gathers momentum, the UK government is putting it at the heart of its the vision for this year’s UN climate talks in Glasgow The post UK calls on…

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Southern Madagascar at risk of famine amid worst drought in 40 years

UN agencies are urgently calling for international support as a million Madagascans go hungry, with some surviving on insects and wild roots The post Southern Madagascar at risk of famine amid worst drought in 40…

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Carbon removal experts support splitting “net zero” into twin targets

Net zero goals can hide as much as they reveal. In a survey of 300 experts, we found the overwhelming majority favour a more transparent approach The post Carbon removal experts support splitting “net zero”…

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Indonesian utility pledges to stop building coal plants beyond existing pipeline

State-owned electricity company PLN said it will finish building 20GW of planned coal capacity before turning to renewables The post Indonesian utility pledges to stop building coal plants beyond existing pipeline appeared first on Climate…

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Youth activists prank Standard Chartered in critique of coal lending policy

Fridays for Future activists donned false moustaches in a stunt to put pressure on Standard Chartered to stop financing fossil fuels The post Youth activists prank Standard Chartered in critique of coal lending policy appeared…

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Tar sands executive named as Canadian ‘climate champion’ ahead of Cop26

Suncor’s chief sustainability officer is one of 26 people praised for moving Canada towards net zero emissions, despite the oil company expanding production The post Tar sands executive named as Canadian ‘climate champion’ ahead of…

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Merkel ‘wasted opportunity’ to show international solidarity at climate summit

The German chancellor resisted calls to announce an increased climate finance pledge at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, her last before leaving office in September The post Merkel ‘wasted opportunity’ to show international solidarity at climate…

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California is the biggest producer in the world planning to go beyond oil

Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered a plan to phase out oil and gas production in California by 2045, but the industry won’t go down without a fight The post California is the biggest producer in…

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Asian Development Bank plans exit from coal finance

As Asian lenders are turning their back on coal, campaigners warn against treating methane gas as a “transition fuel”, calling for an end to all fossil finance The post Asian Development Bank plans exit from…

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Covid aid is critical to climate action – 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 Covid aid is critical to climate action – Climate Weekly appeared first on…

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Meet the Indian climate experts desperately trying to save lives from Covid-19

Climate researchers and journalists are working to connect Covid sufferers with oxygen supplies and hospital beds as India’s health crisis deepens The post Meet the Indian climate experts desperately trying to save lives from Covid-19…

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Germany raises ambition to net zero by 2045 after landmark court ruling

A surprise plan to strengthen Germany’s emission targets reignites debate on quitting coal and pricing carbon ahead of September’s election The post Germany raises ambition to net zero by 2045 after landmark court ruling appeared…

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