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US climate credibility in doubt as legislative wrangles go down to the wire

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Emerging economies slam Cop26 net zero push as ‘anti-equity’

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We don’t have time to dismiss carbon markets as a climate solution

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UK sets out economy-wide strategy to meet 2050 net zero goal

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UK and EU must not abet the theft of indigenous territory in Brazil

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‘Breakthrough’: IMF develops fund to help debt-laden nations address climate risks

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Once a vital feature of climate talks, has the huddle had its day?

Under rules to prevent the spread of Covid, negotiators at Cop26 have been asked to keep a metre distance, meaning they need to find...

Pioneer of attribution science Geert Jan van Oldenborgh dies, aged 59

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