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Saudi Arabia censors fossil fuel subsidy discussion as G20 host

Riyadh is scrubbing the word “subsidy” from expert briefings, despite a commitment from G20 countries to phase out “inefficient” support to coal, oil and gas

Not all biomass is carbon neutral, industry admits as EU reviews policy

The EU is working on stricter sustainability criteria for bioenergy, posing a challenge for the industry and several member states

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Gas curse: Mozambique’s multi-billion dollar gamble on LNG

A vast gas discovery promises riches for the people of Mozambique, but it can only pay off in a dangerously overheated world

‘Nature doesn’t trust us any more’: Arctic heatwave stokes permafrost thaw

Record permafrost temperatures are transforming the Arctic, especially for indigenous peoples, whose hunting livelihoods are at risk as ground melts

The EIB has further to go to become the “EU Climate Bank”

The European Investment Bank should stop supporting airport expansion and close the loopholes in its policy against lending to fossil fuels

The Amazon home of Bolsonaro’s mineral fantasy

Indigenous inhabitants of the region with the largest deposits of niobium in the world claim the right to decide what is done with the metal

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Big nations aid fossil fuels more than clean energies amid pandemic, researchers find

US, Russia are among many G20 nations helping coal, oil and gas more than clean energy as part of recovery packages, a major study will show

Jamaica becomes first Caribbean nation to submit tougher climate plan to UN

Jamaica adds forestry and land use to updated climate plan and toughens goals for energy. UK, due to host UN talks, hails “greater climate ambition”

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Gas dilemma – Climate Weekly

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The Amazon home of Bolsonaro’s mineral fantasy

Indigenous inhabitants of the region with the largest deposits of niobium in the world claim the right to decide what is done with the metal

Join us! Climate Home News is looking for a reporter

We are seeking an enterprising, tenacious reporter to join our award-winning team in London. Applications close 3 August

G20 bails out fossils – Climate Weekly

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Big nations aid fossil fuels more than clean energies amid pandemic, researchers find

US, Russia are among many G20 nations helping coal, oil and gas more than clean energy as part of recovery packages, a major study will show

Jamaica becomes first Caribbean nation to submit tougher climate plan to UN

Jamaica adds forestry and land use to updated climate plan and toughens goals for energy. UK, due to host UN talks, hails “greater climate ambition”

Airlines’ climate obligations postponed as UN body endorses industry proposal

A handful of countries on the council of the International Civil Aviation Organization agreed to change the rules to reduce the sector’s carbon costs

Climate Conversation

EU must not sacrifice the Amazon rainforest on the altar of trade with Brazil

As Brazil’s second-biggest trade partner, the EU should condemn President Bolsonaro’s assault on environmental protections and indigenous rights

We need to talk about racism in the climate movement

As a non-white activist, I was excluded from Greenpeace publicity. This was not an isolated incident and the movement needs to change

It will take more than a few cycle lanes to make green, pandemic-proof cities

The coronavirus lockdown gave a glimpse of what cleaner cities can look like, but as people turn to private cars for safety from infection, pollution could soar

Coronavirus shows why we need an economy designed for wellbeing

Pre-pandemic, we were working too hard and sacrificing public space to private cars. Lockdown forced us to reflect on what really matters

We have a moral responsibility to build a better post-Covid future for our children

New Zealand’s climate minister explains why he is launching a podcast on what comes after the coronavirus pandemic

Now is the time to climate-and-pandemic-proof our food systems

Social safety nets and shorter supply chains are essential to protect smallholder farmers facing spiralling debt and bankruptcy

Clean energy is vital to the Covid-19 response in the world’s poorest countries

Renewable mini-grids can power health facilities and irrigation systems, making communities more resilient to future pandemics and climate shocks

The European Investment Bank must go further to truly become a ‘climate bank’

In its roadmap for 2021-25, the EIB should eliminate support for high-carbon activities in all sectors and make its intermediaries follow the same standards

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