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Can Teresa Ribera transform Spain into a green champion?

: Highly experienced minister offers a contrast after years of slow-walking the environmental transition, but admits there is more to do

Island president beats no-confidence vote, days before leading climate summit

: Marshall Islands Hilda Heine narrowly defeated the motion, just days before she is due to open a virtual summit of climate-vulnerable nations

German finance ministry rejects own party’s carbon price plan

: Plan being developed by SPD environment minister would ‘increase the burden on citizens’ said finance ministry, which is controlled by the same party

Climate Weekly: Will China come clean on CFCs?

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China faces pressure over illegal greenhouse gas production

: In response to revelations Chinese factories are making CFC-11, a chemical banned under the Montreal Protocol, the UN is considering tougher enforcement

Five years after Typhoon Haiyan, a survivor calls climate polluters to account

: Marielle Bacason’s life was turned upside down by the super storm; now she gives evidence to a London tribunal that oil companies have ignored

US funds with big Amazon farming stakes face Bolsonaro choice

: Finance to be ‘very important’ tool if Brazil’s government strips Amazon protections, say researchers

Colorado governor-elect has US’ most ambitious renewable goal

: Jared Polis’ promise to phase out fossil fuel electricity by 2040 would be the fastest target in any state, as the midterms returned mixed results on climate policy

EU finance ministers call for transparency in climate finance

: At a meeting in Brussels, ministers agreed on the need to scale up public and private climate finance to the developing world

Macron takes on motorists over diesel tax hike

: The French president has defended increasing the tax on diesel to tackle air pollution, as drivers prepare to block the roads in protest

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Can Teresa Ribera transform Spain into a green champion?

Highly experienced minister offers a contrast after years of slow-walking the environmental transition, but admits there is more to do

Island president beats no-confidence vote, days before leading climate summit

Marshall Islands Hilda Heine narrowly defeated the motion, just days before she is due to open a virtual summit of climate-vulnerable nations

Climate Weekly: Will China come clean on CFCs?

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

China faces pressure over illegal greenhouse gas production

In response to revelations Chinese factories are making CFC-11, a chemical banned under the Montreal Protocol, the UN is considering tougher enforcement

Colorado governor-elect has US’ most ambitious renewable goal

Jared Polis’ promise to phase out fossil fuel electricity by 2040 would be the fastest target in any state, as the midterms returned mixed results on climate policy

EU finance ministers call for transparency in climate finance

At a meeting in Brussels, ministers agreed on the need to scale up public and private climate finance to the developing world

Climate Weekly: The expectations game

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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

UK offers green assurances for no-deal Brexit

London says it will carry over EU emissions rules for cars, coolants and industrial plants even if it crashes out in March with no negotiated deal

Brexit is a climate story – help us tell it

Climate Home News hires a reporter with deep connections in Brussels and London to take on some of the most under-reported aspects of the divorce

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Climate Conversation

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

Bolsonaro in, Merkel out: the Paris climate gang is breaking up

In 2015, a group of countries banded together to shape the global climate pact, but political turmoil is pulling the alliance apart

Brazil’s choice is a matter for the planet

The election of Jair Bolsonaro is the most critical new threat to efforts to control climate change

What Europe can do if Bolsonaro attacks the Amazon

Brazilian presidential frontrunner Bolsonaro has pledged to strip environmental protections. The EU can make those decisions hurt

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

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

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

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