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Political deadlock has put $1bn in green projects on hold

: Green Climate Fund board meets in Bahrain three months after a contentious meeting failed to approve any money for projects in developing countries

Bill Gates throws new weight and cash into climate fight

: In back-to-back events this week, the billionaire launched projects to slow global warming and limit the damage it causes

UK court frees fracking protestors from ‘excessive’ prison sentences

: Three protesters were sentenced to jail for 2017 blockade, but court of appeal found that a community work order would have been appropriate

Bavarian vote shakes Berlin coalition, threatens climate limbo

: The demolition of Angela Merkel’s coalition partners in the south further weakens the chancellor, undermining hope for tough calls on climate policy

Fracking ‘part of a low carbon future’, says UK minister, as drilling restarts

: Claire Perry requested a net-zero emissions probe on Monday but defended fracking, saying gas was ‘absolutely part of our future’

‘Unacceptable’: Scotland and Wales reject post-Brexit carbon tax plan

: Two devolved governments attack ‘unilateral’ tax on carbon pollution proposed by UK if Brexit talks end with no deal

Climate Weekly: World Bank abandons last coal project

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Brexit: Avoiding the nuclear fallout

: UK government report card on replacing the EU’s atomic energy community shows progress, but no deal on March 29 still threatens power and medical supply

Modern bioenergy is critical to meeting global climate change goals

: It is controversial and often overlooked, but bioenergy is the only renewable energy today that can supply all sectors, say Kimmo Tiilikainen and Fatih Birol

EU lawmakers support 55% emission cuts as IPCC spectre lurks

: MEPs are calling on the EU to bump its 2030 target in light of this week’s scientific report of 1.5C of global warming

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Bavarian vote shakes Berlin coalition, threatens climate limbo

The demolition of Angela Merkel’s coalition partners in the south further weakens the chancellor, undermining hope for tough calls on climate policy

‘Unacceptable’: Scotland and Wales reject post-Brexit carbon tax plan

Two devolved governments attack ‘unilateral’ tax on carbon pollution proposed by UK if Brexit talks end with no deal

Climate Weekly: World Bank abandons last coal project

Sign up to get our weekly newsletter straight to your inbox, plus breaking news, investigations and extra bulletins from key events

Brexit: Avoiding the nuclear fallout

UK government report card on replacing the EU’s atomic energy community shows progress, but no deal on March 29 still threatens power and medical supply

EU lawmakers support 55% emission cuts as IPCC spectre lurks

MEPs are calling on the EU to bump its 2030 target in light of this week’s scientific report of 1.5C of global warming

Brexit: What it means for UK-EU energy trade

The UK says it wants to keep ties with the EU energy market – but it’s complicated

Reality check: is the 1.5C warming target even possible?

Scientists have warned that warming more than half a degree above now is dangerous, but can we stop it?

Climate Conversation

37 things you need to know about 1.5C global warming

The UN climate science panel has released its summary of the evidence around the tougher climate goal demanded by vulnerable countries. We break it down

Todd Stern: Remain faithful to the Paris Agreement

The deal moved away from the firewall between developed and developing countries; going backward would undermine ambition

Rich-poor cooperation crucial for Green Climate Fund, say chairs

At our next meeting, the board faces several challenges we must resolve in order to continue supporting climate action in the developing world

It’s time to make polluters pay for climate damages

As science linking storms like Hurricane Florence and Super Typhoon Mangkhut to climate change strengthens, so does the case for compensating victims

Even without the Trump administration, the US is upholding the Paris Agreement

States, cities and companies alone will put the US in touching distance of its climate goals, say governor Jerry Brown and UN special envoy Michael Bloomberg

Climate action is written in the stars

As business and civic leaders meet in California, they should look to the heavens for inspiration, writes New Zealand climate change minister James Shaw

Yvo de Boer: Heads of state must intervene to fix climate process

Former UN climate chief says trust underpinning global negotiations can only be restored at the highest political level

Rich countries cannot be allowed to buy their way out of climate change

Favouring market tools over real pollution cuts in the richest countries is a recipe for climate disaster

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