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Leaked UN science report warns of clash between bioenergy and food

Models suggest large areas of land are needed for forests and biofuel crops to halt climate change, but this risks worsening hunger, draft tells policymakers

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Poland expected to delay EU carbon neutrality deal

European leaders will struggle to broker a stronger climate package before December, experts say, as Warsaw prepares to play hard for funding

Campaigners and industry criticise South Africa’s new carbon tax

While industrial players see it as a threat to jobs, the first tax of its kind in Africa is too weak for climate advocates

Oil tanker investments at risk from climate action, report says

Strong action on climate change would shrink demand for vessels by a third, impacting investment decisions being made now, analysts say

Climate a ‘signature issue’ as Ursula von der Leyen anointed EU chief

Lawmakers backed the German politician as European Commission president by a slim majority on Tuesday, after she met calls to strengthen climate ambition

Cleantech patent applications plummet, sparking fears for innovation

The number of carbon-cutting inventions filed globally has plummeted this decade, despite growing awareness of the urgency of climate action

Trade deal binds Brazil to Paris Agreement, says top EU official

‘President Bolsonaro chose, and came with us,’ said Cecilia Malmström, as she defended the EU deal with several South American nations

Non-Green MEPs largely ignore climate on Twitter

Parliamentarians from the EU’s power blocs might talk tough on global warming, but don’t engage with the most influential social media accounts, analysis shows

Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion activists face court, in summer of prosecutions

The Metropolitan Police plan to charge more than a thousand climate campaigners with public order offences, after they brought London to a halt in April

Von der Leyen offers 55% CO2 cuts by 2030 in bid for EU top job

The German nominee for European Commission president has strengthened her climate ambition to win parliamentary backing from socialists and liberals

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Climate Weekly: Food, fuel or forests?

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Poland expected to delay EU carbon neutrality deal

European leaders will struggle to broker a stronger climate package before December, experts say, as Warsaw prepares to play hard for funding

Climate a ‘signature issue’ as Ursula von der Leyen anointed EU chief

Lawmakers backed the German politician as European Commission president by a slim majority on Tuesday, after she met calls to strengthen climate ambition

Trade deal binds Brazil to Paris Agreement, says top EU official

‘President Bolsonaro chose, and came with us,’ said Cecilia Malmström, as she defended the EU deal with several South American nations

Non-Green MEPs largely ignore climate on Twitter

Parliamentarians from the EU’s power blocs might talk tough on global warming, but don’t engage with the most influential social media accounts, analysis shows

Hundreds of Extinction Rebellion activists face court, in summer of prosecutions

The Metropolitan Police plan to charge more than a thousand climate campaigners with public order offences, after they brought London to a halt in April

Von der Leyen offers 55% CO2 cuts by 2030 in bid for EU top job

The German nominee for European Commission president has strengthened her climate ambition to win parliamentary backing from socialists and liberals

Climate Conversation

AIIB must stop backing gas in climate-hit Bangladesh

The Beijing-headquartered development bank is skewed towards fossil fuels, when it should be helping poorer countries access clean renewable power

Climate Home News launches African reporting programme

If you are an experienced African journalist, we want to hear your story ideas on the links between climate science and development

Finland’s forestry myth undermines its radical climate ambition

The next EU presidency wants to drive the climate agenda, but its forestry industry is bad for carbon emissions, biodiversity and its indigenous Sámi people

Ireland’s world-leading citizens’ climate assembly. What worked? What didn’t?

While the Irish assembly provoked a shift in government policy on climate change, there are important lessons to learn from this democratic experiment

After an MP grabbed a climate protester, young Brits will never vote for these Tories

Minister Mark Field’s violence proves we need politicians that take our calls for a safe future seriously, writes climate striker Cate Davies

Why citizens’ assemblies on climate change work

Citizens’ assemblies are an important step forward for climate action

As voices for the planet grow louder, UN Environment must respond

Incoming UN green chief says that growing pressure from people across the world means the organisation must redouble its efforts

EU leaders keep saying climate is a priority. Here’s something they can do

The European Investment Bank is the world’s largest multilateral lender and it keeps funding fossil fuels. Next week EU finance ministers can change that

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