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Bolsonaro’s attack on the Amazon breaches Brazil’s constitution, climate lawyers argue

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Australia to expand gas industry under Morrison infrastructure plan

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Last minute talks to set end date for German coal power

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Canada’s climate change election – cheat sheet

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Majority of countries miss Paris Agreement deadline to increase climate ambition

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UK calls on advisory body to test net-zero carbon target

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Indians want ‘jugaad’ not ‘climate justice’, study shows

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