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Indonesia calls EU palm oil fuel ban ‘discrimatory’, ‘protectionist’

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After floods, Peru has an opportunity to rebuild smarter

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UK is in no position to lecture Saudis on oil dependence

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The mood was sour in Songdo on Thursday as a meeting of the Green Climate Fund board ended abruptly at 6pm.While the UN’s flagship climate finance...

Mumbai highway project threatens new air pollution crisis

Mumbai risks becoming India’s new air pollution problem child with construction about begin on a new $2.38bn coastal highway that will send exhaust fumes wafting across the island...

Green Climate Fund ‘a laughing stock’, say poor countries

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To save communities from rising seas, we must open our ears

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Rich countries oppose bid to drought-proof Ethiopian communities

A bid for US$100 million to drought-proof Ethiopian communities has exposed a rich-poor divide in the UN’s flagship climate finance initiative.Representatives of the US, Canada and...

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