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Extinction Rebellion proposal inspired by Irish climate, abortion breakthroughs

The protest group wants a citizens’ assembly in the UK, following an Irish model that led to new political settlements on previously divisive issues

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Have hope, humanity is finding ways to defeat climate change

In a new book, Ed Davey finds examples the world can follow to respond to the moral calls from activists Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg

Rwandan farmers lead tree-planting effort to meet rising wood demand

The authorities are partnering with communities to halt the decline of forest cover and produce wood, charcoal and fruit in a sustainable way

Leading climate lawyer arrested after gluing herself to Shell headquarters

Breaking the law has become more important than making the law, said Farhana Yamin, who charged through a police cordon outside the oil company on Tuesday

‘Risk to economic stability’: 23 finance ministers pledge climate action

Coalition of developed and developing nations commit to aligning tax and spending with Paris Agreement goals, while some struggle with social implications

As climate fight enters new phase, local responses are starved of funding

Global, one-size-fits-all solutions work for cutting emissions, but adapting to warming requires an altogether different approach

World Bank criticised for coal, oil and gas funding

While the influential development bank has scaled up clean energy finance, fossil fuels are still getting a larger share of support, campaigners found

Climate Weekly: Eyes on new World Bank chief

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Chile reveals venue, climate champion for Cop25 summit

The UN climate negotiations in December will be held in purpose-built structures at Cerrillos Bicentennial Park, Santiago, the presidency revealed on Thursday

EU, China agree to work together on clean energy

After a Brussels summit dominated by trade tensions, the two major powers presented a united front on climate change and clean energy

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Climate Weekly: Activists hold London landmarks

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Extinction Rebellion proposal inspired by Irish climate, abortion breakthroughs

The protest group wants a citizens’ assembly in the UK, following an Irish model that led to new political settlements on previously divisive issues

As climate fight enters new phase, local responses are starved of funding

Global, one-size-fits-all solutions work for cutting emissions, but adapting to warming requires an altogether different approach

World Bank criticised for coal, oil and gas funding

While the influential development bank has scaled up clean energy finance, fossil fuels are still getting a larger share of support, campaigners found

Climate Weekly: Eyes on new World Bank chief

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

Chile reveals venue, climate champion for Cop25 summit

The UN climate negotiations in December will be held in purpose-built structures at Cerrillos Bicentennial Park, Santiago, the presidency revealed on Thursday

India elects: Congress takes on Modi with green promises

The main opposition party will treat air pollution as a national emergency and tackle climate change impacts if elected, it promises as India goes to the polls

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UK and Italy bid for 2020 climate talks, amid political uncertainty for both

Both countries face potential general elections and economic problems before the crucial Cop26 meeting and the UK may still be in a Brexit imbroglio

Belfast’s bid to join UK environment law raises post-Brexit border issues

Adding Northern Ireland to the environment law adds pressure on London to keep its regulations in step with the EU’s

New UK green watchdog to be based on EU system, says Gove

‘Whatever else are the defects of the EU – that is a good working model,’ the environment secretary told MPs

UK bill would weaken environmental law after Brexit, legal experts tell MPs

The bill creates ‘get-out-of-jail-free cards’ for ministers and exposes the environment watchdog to government influence, they said

Ireland needs new oil and gas fields to ease reliance on Brexit UK, say drillers

Oil and gas explorers are gearing up to drill offshore Ireland in a bid to boost its energy independence from Britain

Irish energy industry calls for new links to Europe amid Brexit fears

Grid operator boss calls on Brussels to approve funding for a new electricity connection to France to avoid isolation from continent

In Ireland, Brexit proofing must mean climate proofing

Brexit has led to delays in climate action just at the moment when bold plans could soften the impact of the UK divorce, writes MEP Lynn Boylan

No deal Brexit to leave UK without green watchdog for two years – report

Changes to UK environment oversight and the Irish power market will not be set by 29 March, the Institute for Government said, and a crash out will leave no time to do so

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One billion without power need new World Bank president to keep faith

As the bank welcomes its new boss, he must fulfil its mission to prevent climate change by bringing clean energy to those currently in the dark

Courts must curb greenhouse gas emissions to protect our liberty

In a court case in Oregon, we argue climate change is destroying our natural spaces and impinging on our constitutional right to freedom

After 25 years of failure, we should abandon the UNFCCC

Emissions are at record levels and the international treaty designed to rein them in cannot drive action, it is time for new ideas to be explored

The Green New Deal: Finally climate policy informed by science

The proposal from Democrats is the most comprehensive response yet to the scientists’ warnings, to implement it would be realism, not radicalism

Capitalism can deliver the transformation the climate school strike demands

A letter to 16-year-old Greta Thunberg: ‘I’m a good-old institutionalised man… my generation can’t speak to power the way yours can’

Lessons from talking climate with Albertan oil workers

In Canada’s most oil-rich province, workers are more open to “diversification” than “transition” away from the industry they are proud to serve

Alberta’s oil production cut shows the Keystone XL protest worked

Widely dismissed as a symbolic victory in 2015, the blocking of a major pipeline project has forced Canada’s oil patch to limit its output, vindicating activists

Stalemate in Poland revealed central tension of Paris Agreement

Centralised governance is a thing of the past; a new era of climate diplomacy must find ways to accommodate national difference

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