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Will China’s Covid recovery be green? – Climate Weekly

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China prioritises employment over GDP growth in coronavirus recovery

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Climate watchers are cautiously hopeful Beijing will not turn to polluting infrastructure to rebuild the economy, but specific assurances are lacking

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We must build back better after Cyclone Amphan

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A large-scale evacuation saved lives, but the threat of coronavirus looms in crowded cyclone shelters and repairing the damage will cost billions of dollars

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Uniper uses investment treaty to fight Netherlands coal phaseout

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The utility is using a controversial investor dispute system to claim up to €1 billion compensation for being forced to close a coal power station early

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Rwanda submits tougher emission-cutting plan to the UN

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The Kigali government is the first in Africa to strengthen its commitment to emissions cuts by 2030 and ramp up its adaptation plan

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EU plans to protect 30% of land and seas by 2030 for biodiversity

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The European Commission set out a strategy to overhaul farming and strictly protect carbon-rich forests and wetlands, to benefit wildlife

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Denmark proposes two huge ‘energy islands’ to meet 2030 climate target

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With a total capacity of 4GW, offshore wind power hubs in the North and Baltic Seas are to help the country cut emissions by 70% in the next decade

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Coronavirus lockdown cut energy-related CO2 emissions 17%, study finds

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Early estimates show deep cuts to emissions from air and road travel as a result of public health measures, but scientists warn these are only temporary

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Spain unveils climate law to cut emissions to net zero by 2050

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The government hopes the draft law, which would ban all new coal, oil and gas projects with immediate effect, will shape the recovery effort to Covid-19

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Shorter supply chains needed to end hunger after pandemic: UN envoy

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The coronavirus crisis has heightened inequities of food availability and nutrition. A 2021 Food System Summit aims to boost resilience and sustainability

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