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Bla bla bla for biodiversity – Climate Weekly

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South Korea 2050 net zero pledge spurs renewables investment

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As the world’s fourth-largest importer of coal, South Korea needs to rapidly change its energy mix to achieve net zero emissions by 2050

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Colombia banks on forest economy to deliver climate ambition leap

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Since the end of a 50-year civil war, Colombia has seen a spike in forest clearance, that the government now hopes to reverse with agroforestry initiatives

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Poor and island states highlight toll of climate disasters in submissions to UN

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In their updated national contributions to the Paris Agreement, vulnerable countries say they need more financial support to cope with extreme weather and rising seas

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‘Star Wars without Darth Vader’ – why the UN climate science story names no villains

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As the next blockbuster science report on cutting emissions goes to governments for review, critics say it downplays the obstructive role of fossil fuel lobbying

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French draft climate law criticised for weakening ambition of citizens’ assembly

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President Emmanuel Macron has been accused of backsliding on promises to fully implement the recommendations of a citizens’ assembly on climate change

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France and UK lead push for climate finance to restore nature

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Campaigners welcomed commitments to ramp up funding for biodiversity but raised concerns it came at the expense of other climate and aid spending

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UK promotes leading Cop26 climate talks to full-time role for Alok Sharma

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Alok Sharma will give up his responsibilities as UK business minister to focus on preparations for critical UN climate talks in Glasgow this November

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Portugal makes deal on EU climate law ‘big priority’ of its six-month presidency

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Portugal aims to pass an EU 2030 climate target into law by June, says minister with a leading role in negotiations between member states and parliament

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2021: A rocky road to recovery – Climate Weekly

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