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Locusts plague destroys livelihoods in Kenya but ‘biggest threat yet to come’

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Wetter and hotter weather than usual is forecast until May, providing locust eggs with ideal conditions to hatch and grow. FAO says it is in a “race against time”

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Carbon taxes are key to stop deforestation

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In Colombia and Costa Rica, where governments have imposed carbon taxes, deforestation rates are down, while revenues to fund forest restoration efforts are up

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UK government appoints Alok Sharma as Cop26 president

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed the former secretary of state for international development to lead the critical UN climate talks in November

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One million solar panels! If only we knew where they were…

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Pinpointing solar panels and knowing exactly where the sun is shining can cut carbon emissions by reducing the need to keep fossil-fueled generators on standby

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EU Parliament urges ECB to put climate at heart of strategy review

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European lawmakers have endorsed a parliamentary resolution calling on the ECB to assess how the bank can contribute to the continent’s climate policies

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Don’t shop till you drop: advice to UK citizens on net zero climate goals

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UK holds ‘citizens’ assembly’ to seek ideas for cutting emissions to net-0 by 2050. But some participants doubt the government will listen

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Shipping could raise ambition of 2030 climate target, study shows

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Research also shows that a Japanese proposal to cut CO2 by installing engine power limitation devices on ships would not deliver meaningful emissions reduction

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UK climate diplomacy ‘already happening’ for Cop26 despite leadership vacuum

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The UK’s top climate diplomat said the country had been able to do ‘a huge amount’ of pre-diplomacy work despite the lack of a Cop26 president

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Marshall Islands, Suriname, Norway upgrade climate plans before Cop26

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The three nations account for 0.1% of global emissions. Norway says 9 February was the deadline for new plans before climate talks in November

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