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Step up on climate or choose ‘immoral, suicidal’ path, says UN chief

: Call by António Guterres was joined by Fiji’s prime minister, who said not succeeding on climate change would be “craven, irresponsible and selfish”

Saudi version of climate justice rejected by developing countries

: Oil-rich country’s resistance to welcoming findings of science report on 1.5C warming has marked it out from poorer countries

Katowice brief: Poland takes control

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Indigenous peoples gain foothold in climate talks

: At China’s request, the deal for indigenous and local input makes clear it will not infringe on state sovereignty

Katowice brief: US has it both ways

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The Talanoa Dialogue explained

: A Pacific concept transported to Cop24 climate talks in Katowice, Poland, the talanoa aims to galvanise increased ambition from countries

The US, still in the Paris Agreement, is trying to decide its future

: As the White House hosts an event on fossil fuels, the state department is in Poland to make a deal that will shape the global accord

Exxon knows renewables are cheaper, even if Trump doesn’t

: The US is pushing fossil fuels at UN climate talks, but prices for clean energy have tumbled so fast even oil companies are investing in renewables

Brazil to review Paris Agreement status, says Bolsonaro environment minister

: Ricardo de Aquino Salles, a close ally of farming interests, was named as minister on Sunday, he said the conversation about global warming was ‘secondary’

Katowice brief: Saturday night drama

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Step up on climate or choose ‘immoral, suicidal’ path, says UN chief

Call by António Guterres was joined by Fiji’s prime minister, who said not succeeding on climate change would be “craven, irresponsible and selfish”

Saudi version of climate justice rejected by developing countries

Oil-rich country’s resistance to welcoming findings of science report on 1.5C warming has marked it out from poorer countries

Katowice brief: Poland takes control

Get our daily round-up of news from this year’s major UN climate talks straight to your inbox. Sign up here

Indigenous peoples gain foothold in climate talks

At China’s request, the deal for indigenous and local input makes clear it will not infringe on state sovereignty

Katowice brief: US has it both ways

Get our daily round-up of news from this year’s major UN climate talks straight to your inbox. Sign up here

The Talanoa Dialogue explained

A Pacific concept transported to Cop24 climate talks in Katowice, Poland, the talanoa aims to galvanise increased ambition from countries

The US, still in the Paris Agreement, is trying to decide its future

As the White House hosts an event on fossil fuels, the state department is in Poland to make a deal that will shape the global accord

Brexit

Starmer: UK and EU green protections risk diverging under Brexit deal

Draft withdrawal agreement prompts calls for green watchdog to assume climate powers

UK called to explain no-deal Brexit impact on power prices

A House of Lords committee was unsatisfied by minister Claire Perry’s testimony last month

Brexit and Germany erode EU climate resolve

The departure of a heavyweight champion of tough climate measures comes as Germany wavers and Europe faces big decisions about future

EU has ‘strong’ interest in safeguarding post-Brexit energy supply – UK minister

Preparing for a no-deal break with the EU’s energy market is tricky because it depends on other countries, Claire Perry said

‘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

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

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

Post-Brexit carbon tax would set Scotland against UK

UK weighs future carbon pricing options, but Scotland will not abide a national tax it says will stomp on devolved powers

Brexit

Climate Conversation

Britain backs strong rules to bring the Paris Agreement to life

The Cop24 climate summit in Katowice, Poland, needs to turn talk into action, writes UK minister for energy and clean growth Claire Perry

It is time to act, we stand behind Poland’s climate presidency

World must move ‘better, faster and together’, writes the president of the Cop22 Marrakech talks, as countries arrive for a crucial conference in Katowice

The world’s poorest countries know the Paris Agreement needs strong rules

On behalf of one billion people on the front lines of climate change, we will be pushing for accountability at UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland

EU should target carbon dioxide removal as part of net-zero emissions strategy

Only an ambitious policy, backed by technologies that remove carbon from the air, can bring the EU in line with the Paris Agreement temperature goals

Trailblazing UK climate change act is a model for the world

Ten years after its creation, the landmark legislation has many lessons for other countries as they look for ways to turn the Paris deal into national action

Strong rules for Paris deal can spur global climate action

If talks in Poland produce tough rules, it will build confidence that all countries are sticking to the climate bargain

G20 countries must break their addiction to fossil fuels

Leaders of major economies meeting in Argentina this month need to step up climate action if the world is to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement

Islands need support to face shocking impacts of 1.5C global warming

Last month’s landmark UN science report underlines why vulnerable countries must demand funding to cover their climate-induced losses

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