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Japan net zero emissions pledge puts coal in the spotlight

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Prime minister Yoshihide Suga has promised to “fundamentally shift” Japan’s coal policy to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050

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Carbon offsets make a comeback – Climate Weekly

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Mayan communities are suing the Mexican government over a million solar panel megaproject

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Indigenous communities say they did not give consent for a Total-backed solar megaproject on their land

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World Bank branch indirectly backs coal megaproject despite green pledge

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International Finance Corporation piloted its green equity policy with an Indonesian bank, which went on to fund a coal complex with emissions the size of Spain

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Peru and Switzerland sign ‘world first’ carbon offset deal under Paris Agreement

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In an agreement that took two years to negotiate, Peru will get finance for sustainable development projects while Switzerland takes credit for the emissions cuts

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Japan set to announce 2050 net zero emissions target – report

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Prime minister Yoshihide Suga is expected to unveil plans to achieve carbon neutrality in a speech on Monday, following growing pressure on Tokyo to step up ambition

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Poland’s largest utility announces pivot from coal to renewables

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PGE has announced a strategy to go 100% renewable by 2050, but it depends on passing responsibility for coal mines to another Polish state-owned entity

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China hits out at US climate record, in pointed message ahead of election

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In an extraordinary diplomatic attack, Beijing suggested “troublemaker” US must answer to the international community for breaking the consensus on climate change

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Oxfam: Rich countries are not delivering on $100bn climate finance promise

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Nearly 80% of climate finance is in the form of loans that must be repaid, adding to the debt burden of the poorest countries, anti-poverty campaigners found

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New Zealanders vote for climate ambition of Jacinda Ardern and Greens

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Jacinda Ardern won a second term as New Zealand leader with a landslide majority, in an endorsement of her government’s net zero emissions goal

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