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UK, Switzerland accused of undermining EU green treaty reforms

Campaigners say the UK and Switzerland are defending fossil fuel interests in Energy Charter Treaty modernisation talks to tempt firms to relocate their headquarters

Norway underpaid Indonesia for forest protection results, study argues

British research sheds light on why Indonesia might have cut ties with donors, finding that funds were inadequate to compete with palm oil sales

Germany backs gas as “transition” fuel in EU green finance guidelines

In a letter, Berlin stressed its opposition to nuclear while calling on the European Commission to ease restrictions on gas in the transition to clean energy

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Saudi energy minister touts pink hydrogen made by “emancipated young ladies”

Saudi Arabia wants to become a leading exporter of hydrogen from both clean and dirty sources as part of an economic diversification plan

A for targets, D for action: Joe Biden’s first year on climate, graded

While the US president has had some climate wins abroad, domestic action has been held back by the Senate, the courts and rising fuel prices

Judge rejects campaigners’ bid to curb UK oil production

The high court ruling dismissed as “nonsensical” the argument that oil companies are “paid to pollute” under the UK tax regime

Egypt names foreign minister Sameh Shoukry to lead Cop27 climate talks

Cairo gave a junior role to environment minister Yasmine Fouad and the top job to a career diplomat with no significant climate experience

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How the Glasgow Dialogue can deliver finance for victims of the climate crisis

It is important to seize this opportunity to get dedicated support for people on the front lines of climate impacts, urgently and based on need

Finance must be the golden thread for climate diplomacy in 2022

Here’s how G20 host Indonesia and G7 host Germany can make climate finance flow for effective action next year

Why I am calling on EU lawmakers to put climate at the heart of agricultural policy

The proposed reform to the EU’s farming subsidy programme continues a business-as-usual approach to farming that we cannot afford in a climate emergency

After Cop26, countries must turn climate promises into action on global shipping

A meeting of the IMO this week is the first test of translating promises made in Glasgow into bold action. The world must turn its gaze to shipping

The street and the boardroom are closer than they have ever been on climate

Action, action, action is the only antidote to “blah, blah, blah” – and forward-looking business leaders are stepping up right now

Oil and gas avoided censure in Glasgow for the 26th time. Let’s not make it 27

Investor and state-owned oil companies in the G20 find common cause in watering down climate ambition; we need to confront their influence

To keep 1.5C alive, the super rich must change their high carbon lifestyles

The richest 1% are using way more than their fair share of the 1.5C carbon budget. Tackling inequality and emissions must go together

Big business must not be allowed to set the carbon trading agenda at Cop26

Delicate negotiations on carbon market rules in Glasgow could be thrown off course by the big banks’ push to “scale up” voluntary carbon trading