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

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UN agencies are urgently calling for international support as a million Madagascans go hungry, with some surviving on insects and wild roots

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

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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

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

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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

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Youth activists prank Standard Chartered in critique of coal lending policy

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Fridays for Future activists donned false moustaches in a stunt to put pressure on Standard Chartered to stop financing fossil fuels

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Indonesian utility pledges to stop building coal plants beyond existing pipeline

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State-owned electricity company PLN said it will finish building 20GW of planned coal capacity before turning to renewables

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

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Suncor’s chief sustainability officer is one of 26 people praised for moving Canada towards net zero emissions, despite the oil company expanding production

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

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The German chancellor resisted calls to announce an increased climate finance pledge at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, her last before leaving office in September

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Asian Development Bank plans exit from coal finance

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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

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

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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

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Covid aid is critical to climate action – Climate Weekly

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