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Empty car shows and stalled solar as sanctions keep Iran dirty

: Innovation flees after Trump reimposes sanctions, environmentalists and government say that puts the country on a dangerous path

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

Brazil downgrades climate diplomacy in Bolsonaro shake-up

: Environment made subservient to “national sovereignty” in a foreign ministry restructure under climate sceptic Ernesto Araújo

¿Quién debería ser el campeon climático del 2019?

: Al contar con la presidencia de la CMNUCC en 2019, Chile enfrenta enormes desafíos y tendrá que usar todas las herramientas disponibles, incluido el subutilizado rol de campeón climático.

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

Climate Weekly: What to watch in 2019

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Seven EU nations miss climate and energy plan deadline

: Bulgaria, Greece and Spain among countries that fail to present plans to the EU, while Germany submits only a ‘provisional’ version

Who should be 2019’s climate champion?

: Chile faces huge challenges as 2019’s UN climate presidency, it will need to use every tool available, including the underused climate champion role

Departing World Bank chief leaves climate job unfinished

: Jim Kim reformed world’s largest development lender, but it continues to finance fossil fuels and his climate legacy could be challenged if the US chooses his successor

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Politics

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

Brazil downgrades climate diplomacy in Bolsonaro shake-up

Environment made subservient to “national sovereignty” in a foreign ministry restructure under climate sceptic Ernesto Araújo

Empty car shows and stalled solar as sanctions keep Iran dirty

Innovation flees after Trump reimposes sanctions, environmentalists and government say that puts the country on a dangerous path

¿Quién debería ser el campeon climático del 2019?

Al contar con la presidencia de la CMNUCC en 2019, Chile enfrenta enormes desafíos y tendrá que usar todas las herramientas disponibles, incluido el subutilizado rol de campeón climático.

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

Climate Weekly: What to watch in 2019

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

Brexit

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

EU has ‘strong’ interest in safeguarding post-Brexit energy supply – UK minister

Preparing for a no-deal break with the EU’s energy market is tricky because it depends on other countries, Claire Perry said

‘Unacceptable’: Scotland and Wales reject post-Brexit carbon tax plan

Two devolved governments attack ‘unilateral’ tax on carbon pollution proposed by UK if Brexit talks end with no deal

Brexit: Avoiding the nuclear fallout

UK government report card on replacing the EU’s atomic energy community shows progress, but no deal on March 29 still threatens power and medical supply

Brexit: What it means for UK-EU energy trade

The UK says it wants to keep ties with the EU energy market – but it’s complicated

Post-Brexit carbon tax would set Scotland against UK

UK weighs future carbon pricing options, but Scotland will not abide a national tax it says will stomp on devolved powers

Brexit

Climate Conversation

People power must take on Trump’s climate suicide pact

The US administration, together with Russia and Saudi Arabia, is forming an axis of climate denial. It is down to grassroots movements to stop them

Carbon clubs turn national self-interest into climate action

How did Poland, one of Europe’s strongest advocates for coal power, end up with one of the world’s strongest carbon prices?

Exxon knows renewables are cheaper, even if Trump doesn’t

The US is pushing fossil fuels at UN climate talks, but prices for clean energy have tumbled so fast even oil companies are investing in renewables

Britain backs strong rules to bring the Paris Agreement to life

The Cop24 climate summit in Katowice, Poland, needs to turn talk into action, writes UK minister for energy and clean growth Claire Perry

It is time to act, we stand behind Poland’s climate presidency

World must move ‘better, faster and together’, writes the president of the Cop22 Marrakech talks, as countries arrive for a crucial conference in Katowice

The world’s poorest countries know the Paris Agreement needs strong rules

On behalf of one billion people on the front lines of climate change, we will be pushing for accountability at UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland

EU should target carbon dioxide removal as part of net-zero emissions strategy

Only an ambitious policy, backed by technologies that remove carbon from the air, can bring the EU in line with the Paris Agreement temperature goals

Trailblazing UK climate change act is a model for the world

Ten years after its creation, the landmark legislation has many lessons for other countries as they look for ways to turn the Paris deal into national action

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