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Trump criticises ‘prophets of doom’ in Davos and touts fossil fuels

Trump, Thunberg set out radically different visions for the economy and climate in the 21st century

Thunberg says only ‘eight years left’ to avert 1.5°C warming

Climate change is a top priority at the Davos meeting for policymakers and business leaders though Donald Trump is pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement

UK to stop funding coal abroad but will help Africa with oil, gas

The UK largely stopped financing new coal mines overseas in the early 2000s but spent billions of public funds supporting oil and gas projects abroad since then

2020 may be ‘last opportunity’ to limit warming to 1.5°C

Whether countries deliver on their pledge to raise ambition will be more consequential to the future of the Paris deal than even Trump’s withdrawal

Erosion crisis swallows homes and livelihoods in Nigeria

Climate change is aggravating an erosion crisis in Nigeria that is wrecking buildings, roads and farmland. Damage may cost up to $100 million a year

The Davos effect – Climate Weekly

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Australia’s climate change polarisation hampers long-term bushfire fixes

‘We need to re-invent and re-think the management of our landscape,’ say bushfire experts, warning adapting to climate change will require bipartisan political support

Germany agrees pay-out to states and companies in coal phase-out deal

The federal government has struck a deal with the country’s coal-producing regions to phase out hard coal by 2035

EU reveals climate fund details as critics worry cash won’t be enough

EU’s climate chief Frans Timmermans acknowledged the €100bn pot to fund the transition away from fossil fuels was ‘just a start’

Cop25 president Carolina Schmidt blames big emitters for low-ambition climate talks

Chile’s environment minister survived calls for her resignation as opposition lawmakers accused her of having personally bungled the negotiations last month

Climate change tops risks for world in 2020 – Davos report

Extreme weather, climate action failure, natural disasters, biodiversity loss and human-made environmental disasters top most likely risks to the global economy

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Trump criticises ‘prophets of doom’ in Davos and touts fossil fuels

Trump, Thunberg set out radically different visions for the economy and climate in the 21st century

Thunberg says only ‘eight years left’ to avert 1.5°C warming

Climate change is a top priority at the Davos meeting for policymakers and business leaders though Donald Trump is pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement

UK to stop funding coal abroad but will help Africa with oil, gas

The UK largely stopped financing new coal mines overseas in the early 2000s but spent billions of public funds supporting oil and gas projects abroad since then

2020 may be ‘last opportunity’ to limit warming to 1.5°C

Whether countries deliver on their pledge to raise ambition will be more consequential to the future of the Paris deal than even Trump’s withdrawal

The Davos effect – Climate Weekly

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

Australia’s climate change polarisation hampers long-term bushfire fixes

‘We need to re-invent and re-think the management of our landscape,’ say bushfire experts, warning adapting to climate change will require bipartisan political support

Germany agrees pay-out to states and companies in coal phase-out deal

The federal government has struck a deal with the country’s coal-producing regions to phase out hard coal by 2035

Climate Conversation

We won’t let Germany build a new coal power plant

German activists plan in 2020 to block Datteln 4, the only coal power plant under construction in Western Europe, and push Berlin to exit coal

Is the shipping industry’s R&D climate fund a Trojan Horse?

A proposed $500 million annual fund for climate innovation in shipping is welcome, but falls far short of a strategy to cut rising emissions

How to talk about climate change with family and friends over the holidays

Discussing climate change with friends and family can at times feel daunting. But following a few simple principles can help navigate the conversation

Today, shipping is taking responsibility for our role in the climate crisis

Our proposal would create a $5 billion innovation fund to eventually bring about the full decarbonisation of the global shipping industry

For the vulnerable, UN climate talks are no longer fit for purpose

I have been to all 25 UN climate conferences. I won’t be attending next year unless major changes are made to achieve real action

Finally saying the F-words at UN climate talks 

International negotiations have always focused on carbon emissions, not the coal, oil and gas that create them. That’s changing

How Cop25 turned its back on climate action

The final text released after a marathon talks harked back to a deal made in Paris that placed no requirement on most countries to raise their targets until 2025

Cop25: What was achieved and where to next?

After two weeks of talks, many issues remain unresolved. Here we break down the major fights and minor breakthroughs of the UN conference in Madrid

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