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Climate NGO chief Wael Hmaidan sacked over bullying, harassment of staff

: Climate Action Network International terminates executive director after independent investigation finds ‘preponderance of evidence’ supporting complaints against him

Davos elite looks to ‘Globalisation 4.0’ to stem climate change

: Business leaders say the next wave of globalisation must create social benefits as well as provide technical solutions to climate change

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

Climate Weekly: NGO network fires chief for harassment

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The ‘laughing matter’ of Australia’s relationship with the Pacific

: The Fijian PM used the Australian leader’s visit to call out his promotion of fossil fuels, showing Scott Morrison is on the wrong side in the Pacific as well as at home

Under fire, France’s ‘King Macron’ surveys nation on climate policy

: After two months of disruption, the president seeks public input on four national issues, but gilets jaunes protestors are sceptical

Two Koreas build green cooperation

: As part of broader thawing of relations, the north and south are working together in the fight against a tree-killing worm

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

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Politics

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

Climate Weekly: NGO network fires chief for harassment

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

Climate NGO chief Wael Hmaidan sacked over bullying, harassment of staff

Climate Action Network International terminates executive director after independent investigation finds ‘preponderance of evidence’ supporting complaints against him

The ‘laughing matter’ of Australia’s relationship with the Pacific

The Fijian PM used the Australian leader’s visit to call out his promotion of fossil fuels, showing Scott Morrison is on the wrong side in the Pacific as well as at home

Under fire, France’s ‘King Macron’ surveys nation on climate policy

After two months of disruption, the president seeks public input on four national issues, but gilets jaunes protestors are sceptical

Two Koreas build green cooperation

As part of broader thawing of relations, the north and south are working together in the fight against a tree-killing worm

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

Brexit

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

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

Climate Conversation

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

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

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