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UN climate chief bites tongue after Trump de-funding threat

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Have Chinese CO2 emissions really peaked?

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Troubled meatpacker JBS sanctioned over Amazon deforestation

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Brexit turmoil means UK government must lead on climate

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EU palm oil restrictions risk sparking trade spat

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