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

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

Bolsonaro names climate denier as Brazil’s foreign minister

: Ernesto Araújo, a relatively junior diplomat, accuses the left of using the environmental cause ‘to serve their political project of total domination’

Australia leads push to open UN shipping talks to media

: Greater transparency would curb industry dominance in the International Maritime Organization, say campaigners, but key countries are opposed

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

France aims to ban deforestation imports by 2030

: New French strategy puts pressure on Brussels to set an EU-wide action plan to stop agricultural trade destroying forests

Carmakers slam Spanish climate law as ‘excessive and rushed’

: Manufacturers say ban on diesel and petrol cars is against EU neutrality principles, setting up battle to clean up Europe’s second-largest auto-industry

EU must not blindly sign up to a weak aviation carbon market

: As countries negotiate rules for offsetting airline emissions in Montreal, Brussels should reserve its right to impose stronger regional policies

Bolsonaro’s deforestation of the Amazon has already begun

: Loss of forest cover jumped almost 50% during the election campaign, in anticipation of looser environmental regulations

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

Spain, Europe’s second largest carmaker, plans combustion engine ban

: Proposal put forward for country’s first climate law takes swipe at auto-industry, scraps fossil fuel subsidies and sets 2050 goal for 100% renewable power

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

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

Bolsonaro names climate denier as Brazil’s foreign minister

Ernesto Araújo, a relatively junior diplomat, accuses the left of using the environmental cause ‘to serve their political project of total domination’

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

Carmakers slam Spanish climate law as ‘excessive and rushed’

Manufacturers say ban on diesel and petrol cars is against EU neutrality principles, setting up battle to clean up Europe’s second-largest auto-industry

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

Spain, Europe’s second largest carmaker, plans combustion engine ban

Proposal put forward for country’s first climate law takes swipe at auto-industry, scraps fossil fuel subsidies and sets 2050 goal for 100% renewable power

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

Brexit

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

Brexit

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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