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G7 offers ‘peanuts’ to developing world, putting climate ambition in doubt

While Canada and Germany set out new climate finance pledges, rich countries are still falling short of a target they promised to meet in 2020

Swiss public reject climate law over cost of living fears

In a referendum on Sunday, Swiss citizens narrowly voted against a package of measures including increased taxes on petrol and flights

Norway eyes expansion of oil and gas industry under policy proposal

The government wants to hand out more exploration licences – ignoring modelling that shows fossil fuel expansion must end now to meet global climate goals

Joe Biden’s trip to Europe offers a chance for a new transatlantic climate alliance

With a US-EU summit scheduled following the G7 meeting, Biden and EU leaders have an opportunity to usher in a new era of collaboration on climate action

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UK to provide Covid-19 vaccines for Cop26 delegates

The host nation of UN climate negotiations in November says it will help participants to access Covid-19 vaccines, as part of a support package to developing countries

Tar sands companies aim for ‘net zero’ by 2050 – with no plan to extract less oil

The alliance of Canadian oil producers makes no mention of winding down oil production, which modelling shows is necessary to achieve global climate goals

New Zealand climate plan criticised over ‘cow-shaped hole’

Aotearoa Climate Change Commission set out detailed advice to cut emissions to 2035 but stopped short of recommending fundamental change to the dairy industry

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From Jerusalem to Glasgow, peacebuilding must address climate stressors

In many conflict zones around the world, climate change is intensifying competition for scarce natural resources, calling for a different approach to security

The EIB won’t become a climate bank until it fully stops supporting fossil fuels

The bank has committed to end fossil fuel financing by the end of the year but has handed out billions in support for companies wedded to the industry

All hands on deck! We must use online tools to make climate talks more inclusive

Digital communication is not just for pandemic times; it can empower citizens to make their voices heard in international climate negotiations

Why Denmark and Guinea are working together to tackle climate loss and damage

Solidarity and innovation are needed to provide a safety net for communities vulnerable to droughts, floods and intense storms

To meet net zero by 2050 we need a long-term vision for carbon pricing

Only about 3.8% of global emissions are covered by a carbon price above $40 a tonne – that needs to change if the world is to meet the Paris Agreement goals

Governments are overlooking a key piece in the climate puzzle: community energy

Failure to engage people in local energy projects risks slowing down the transition to a low-carbon future at a time when leaders need to speed it up

What the IEA net zero roadmap means for businesses and governments

The International Energy Agency’s guidance on net zero will inform science-based targets for business and must be reinforced by stronger government policies

Shell’s net zero plan will be judged on science, not spin

Shell’s net zero plan is better seen as a defence of its core oil and gas business, which it is planning to expand, than a genuine energy transition