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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

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

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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

Heavyweight help needed at the Green Climate Fund

The UN fund has struggled with governance and urgently needs to raise new money, here are two ideas that could help it recover

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Elon Musk’s disaster capitalism

The entreprenuer has made a habit of intervening in crises, particularly climate-related ones, but it’s a high wire act

Climate Home News is seeking a full-time reporter

We are expanding our award-winning team and we want a tenacious, ambitious journalist to join us in London. Applications close Monday, August 6

Climate Home News is offering two African reporting fellowships

We are looking for two African journalists to report deeply on the effects of climate change and climate science on the continent’s development

Climate Home News wins online media award

At a prestigious UK journalism awards ceremony, CHN was named best specialist or local news site of 2018, beating bigger rivals like BBC East of England

A bottle of brandy that Trump won’t leave the Paris deal. Any takers?

Trump’s US remains firmly in the Paris climate deal. Richard Black reckons that’s how it will stay and he’s prepared to put his brandy where his mouth is

One kilometre along the Arctic sea ice – my hardest ever swim

When Lewis Pugh finished his 22-minute, awareness-raising swim his hands were so frozen he hand to grip onto his photographer with his teeth

Trump schedules Paris announcement for 3pm Thursday

Join our live blog from around 2pm ET (7pm BST) for updates from the US and around the world as Trump makes his decision on the Paris accord

To save communities from rising seas, we must open our ears

As modernity creeps into Tanna, Vanuatu, climate change is just one of many new challenges. We cannot fight the former without understanding the whole

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Podcast: Bangladeshi expert talks rich-poor tensions and 1.5C

On the penultimate day of UN climate talks in Paris, Saleemul Huq tells Climate Home finance is key to unlocking a strong global pact

Podcast: How climate vulnerable countries are setting the agenda in Paris

Megan Darby talks to Monica Araya, former Costa Rica negotiator and founder of think tank Nivela, about an extraordinary push for a 1.5C global warming limit at COP21

Podcast: What has happened to the UK’s energy policy?

Ed King, Business Green’s James Murray and Nick Molho from the Aldersgate Group discuss the state of low carbon planning in the UK

Podcast: climate change and the refugee crisis

PODCAST: Megan Darby is joined by Labour MP Barry Gardiner and Chatham House’s Glada Lahn to discuss global warming & migration links

The Emissions Factor podcast: Bonn climate talks review

PODCAST: Ed King is joined by Michael Jacobs, Pilita Clark plus we hear from Christiana Figueres, Laurence Tubiana and Dan Reifsnyder

The Emissions Factor Podcast: Is optimism ahead of Paris justified?

PODCAST: This week Ed King is joined by Richard Black, Farhana Yamin and Lisa Friedman – plus an interview with Connie Hedegaard

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