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Jacinda Ardern commits New Zealand to zero carbon by 2050

: New leader says government will be “absolutely focused on the challenge of climate change” and sets out goal that puts country at forefront of emissions cuts

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Brazilian Amazon lost 660,000 hectares of forest in last year

: Temer government claimed a victory as deforestation rate declines slightly, but green groups said announcement was no cause for celebration

Poor country scientists to get help to study geoengineering impacts

: With most geoengineering research happening in wealthy countries, fund aims to help developing nations understand how hacking the climate could affect them

Portuguese kids hit climate lawsuit crowdfunding milestone

: Following the second bout of deadly forest fires this year, seven children are preparing to sue for stronger climate action through the European Court of Human Rights

Bonn climate talks raise tough questions about German coal

: Chancellor Angela Merkel, with no concrete plans to curtail its huge coal industry, will be exposed as her country plays host to Fiji’s climate presidency

Azerbaijani gas pipeline gets $500m in EU public funds

: Campaigners say EU development bank has abandoned fundamental principles by loaning money to repressive Aliyev government

Fiji announces $50m ‘climate bond’ ahead of COP23 presidency

: Prime minister Frank Bainimarama says money raised with help from the World Bank sets an example for innovative green finance to protect the vulnerable

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Puerto Rico hurricane shows islands must have renewable energy

As the world resumes climate talks in Bonn next month, island states will use the devastating hurricane season to fuel calls for expanded renewable energy investment

‘UN reformer’ Guterres must do more on climate change

Climate change risks are global and intersecting, so why doesn’t the UN do more to treat them that way?

Kenya’s most polluting coal plant could poison coastline

A project that will double Kenya’s carbon emissions also threatens life on a fragile coastline, but the government’s planning process has been flawed

Did limiting warming to 1.5C just get easier?

A new report has revised the ‘carbon budget’, apparently putting a 1.5C limit to warming within reach. But how useful is this measure?

Now really isn’t the best time to talk about climate change

Experience shows extreme weather is a poor catalyst for changing minds about climate change, the conversation needs to begin before times of distress

Sydney and Vancouver are fulfilling climate promises made in Paris

As national governments delay, cities around the world are committing to climate action

Indigenous peoples are dying in a global war for their lands

Ten years after the UN recognised indigenous peoples rights, they remain on the frontline, defending the biosphere on behalf of us all

Developing disasters: How cities are making hurricanes more destructive

Scientists warn of expanding “bull’s-eyes” as the US builds in parts of the country at ever-greater risk because of climate change and severe weather

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