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Lessons from talking climate with Albertan oil workers

: In Canada’s most oil-rich province, workers are more open to “diversification” than “transition” away from the industry they are proud to serve

: Alberta’s oil production cut shows the Keystone XL protest worked

: Widely dismissed as a symbolic victory in 2015, the blocking of a major pipeline project has forced Canada’s oil patch to limit its output, vindicating activists

: South Africa set to introduce long-awaited carbon tax in June

: The levy will make polluters report and pay for their emissions, but experts say the starting rate is too low to spur a rapid shift to clean energy

: EU committee shelves climate concerns to open US trade talks

: Amid US threats to slap import tariffs on European cars, the EU is wavering on its commitment to uphold the Paris Agreement through trade negotiations

: Brazil’s first indigenous congresswoman defends her people’s rights from Bolsonaro

: Joênia Wapichana helped to win land titles for five indigenous groups in Brazil’s far north, but the president is threatening to re-open the area to white farmers and miners

: ‘Imperialist’ citizenship idea sparks spat between Australia and Pacific islanders

: Tuvalu PM rejects idea that islanders would exchange maritime rights for Australian citizenship, telling Canberra to focus on breaking its coal addiction

EU foreign ministers back UN call to raise climate ambition

: In a statement on Monday, the European Council said UN chief Antonio Guterres’ summit in September is “an essential opportunity” to ramp up national commitments

Ireland’s democratic experiment lays the ground for stronger climate action

: The Citizen’s Assembly could become a model for developing informed, fair and ambitious climate policy – if the government accepts its recommendations

Climate Weekly: The kids are all right

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‘If not us, who?’ Failure of representation drives youth climate strike

: As a movement grows across the world, young people say they want politicians to protect their interests

Labour scrambles to develop a British Green New Deal

: Jeremy Corbyn meets AOC advisor to discuss US green stimulus package, while inside Labour, two camps are forming different proposals for a UK version

Ireland needs new oil and gas fields to ease reliance on Brexit UK, say drillers

: Oil and gas explorers are gearing up to drill offshore Ireland in a bid to boost its energy independence from Britain

Stalemate in Poland revealed central tension of Paris Agreement

: Centralised governance is a thing of the past; a new era of climate diplomacy must find ways to accommodate national difference

Swedish shipping industry prepares to go fossil-free by 2045

: Shipowners’ Association is calling for government incentives to help in the transition to climate-friendly vessels, to meet national climate goals

Irish energy industry calls for new links to Europe amid Brexit fears

: Grid operator boss calls on Brussels to approve funding for a new electricity connection to France to avoid isolation from continent

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Politics

EU committee shelves climate concerns to open US trade talks

Amid US threats to slap import tariffs on European cars, the EU is wavering on its commitment to uphold the Paris Agreement through trade negotiations

‘Imperialist’ citizenship idea sparks spat between Australia and Pacific islanders

Tuvalu PM rejects idea that islanders would exchange maritime rights for Australian citizenship, telling Canberra to focus on breaking its coal addiction

EU foreign ministers back UN call to raise climate ambition

In a statement on Monday, the European Council said UN chief Antonio Guterres’ summit in September is “an essential opportunity” to ramp up national commitments

Ireland’s democratic experiment lays the ground for stronger climate action

The Citizen’s Assembly could become a model for developing informed, fair and ambitious climate policy – if the government accepts its recommendations

Climate Weekly: The kids are all right

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

Labour scrambles to develop a British Green New Deal

Jeremy Corbyn meets AOC advisor to discuss US green stimulus package, while inside Labour, two camps are forming different proposals for a UK version

Ireland needs new oil and gas fields to ease reliance on Brexit UK, say drillers

Oil and gas explorers are gearing up to drill offshore Ireland in a bid to boost its energy independence from Britain

Brexit

In Ireland, Brexit proofing must mean climate proofing

Brexit has led to delays in climate action just at the moment when bold plans could soften the impact of the UK divorce, writes MEP Lynn Boylan

No deal Brexit to leave UK without green watchdog for two years – report

Changes to UK environment oversight and the Irish power market will not be set by 29 March, the Institute for Government said, and a crash out will leave no time to do so

MPs call to expand post-Brexit green programme across whole government

Indications that Britain’s new environmental watchdog will be government-funded raise questions about its independence, the National Audit Office said

UK anti-pollution drive undermined by leaving EU, say campaigners

As he launches new restrictions on pollution secretary Michael Gove says Brexit is a chance to go greener, but NGOs worry the regulatory bite is missing

Stoke’s potteries backed remain, now they want May’s deal to reshape climate policy

As the PM visits the pro-Brexit heartland, the major industry, once overwhelmingly against leaving, sees an opportunity to lighten the burden of EU carbon pricing

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

Brexit

Climate Conversation

Another dam fails in Brazil – Bolsonaro must not respond by gutting protections

Environmental regulations are not arbitrary hurdles for enterprise, if this government erodes them how many more people will be buried beneath the mud?

In the High Atlas mountains, the future hinges on water

In the villages of the Amazigh people, community collectives provide voice and solidarity in the face of multiple climate threats

Seven take-aways from the Green New Deal launch

Sweeping in scope, an agenda to transform the US into a green leader has been launched in Washington DC, here are the key points

WTO chief is in denial over climate impact of trade

Roberto Azevêdo says he hasn’t ‘seen one, single credible study’ showing environmental impact of trade. He could start with the WTO’s own work

Germany can end coal power much earlier than 2038

The market can deliver much faster end to coal power than proposed last week, but it needs a confident signal from the German government

Stop asking climate scientists how we feel

A recent focus on scientists’ emotional responses to global warming is misplaced; the important question is how society will manage climate risk

Bolsonaro’s Davos speech promised anguish in indigenous lands

Presenting an acceptable Brazil to global investors, the president failed to mention measures he has taken that are already fuelling violence in indigenous lands

Six big questions as Brazil’s new president heads to Davos

After months of rhetoric and speculation, what Jair Bolsonaro will actually deliver for Brazil’s people and the Amazon will hinge on these questions

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