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On Tuesday, Fiji’s chief climate negotiator was enthusiastically promoting the “talanoa dialogue” on twitter – a massive engagement drive to close the gap between ambition and...

UK climate diplomacy ‘already happening’ for Cop26 despite leadership vacuum

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UK court frees fracking protestors from ‘excessive’ prison sentences

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Coronavirus: investors and policymakers must shift to increase resilience

Incentives for long-term sustainability, an end to fossil fuel subsidies, more telework are all needed to make the global economy resilient to shocks like...

Dryland expansion to hit food crops as planet warms

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The world’s foremost energy outlook is still leading us to catastrophic climate change

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Brexit and Germany erode EU climate resolve

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‘We are praying it rains soon’ – Nairobi on severe water rations

Four months of water rations and a prolonged drought have left residents of the Kenyan capital Nairobi grappling with dry taps in their homes and offices. Since 1...

Bangladesh urges countries to ramp up climate ambition by 2020 deadline

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French experts propose trillion-euro EU climate finance pact

Economist Pierre Larrouturou and climate scientist Jean Jouzel are leading a call to mobilise funds on a large scale, backed by more than 600...

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