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Coronavirus delays work to protect the world’s poor from climate shocks

Travel restrictions and patchy internet access are slowing down efforts to improve resilience to weather extremes like cyclones Amphan and Nisarga

Japan to launch ‘green recovery’ platform and ministerial meeting

Environment minister Shinjirō Koizumi is seeking to boost international cooperation on climate change through the response to 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

Countdown to Cop26 begins – Climate Weekly

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Covid-hit UK begins 18-month preparations for UN climate summit

The stakes of the next climate talks have been raised as countries make decisions to reboot the economy that could impact climate action for years to come

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

EU €750 billion Covid recovery fund comes with green conditions

A quarter of spending has been earmarked for climate action and a ‘do no harm’ clause rules out environmentally damaging investments

Next UN climate summit to be delayed to November 2021, UK hosts propose

The Cop26 negotiations in Glasgow, UK, are likely to be held a full year later than planned, to allow time to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control

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

Airlines could get free pass on climate for five years under industry proposal

The industry is lobbying to rewrite the rules of a UN aviation pact, in a move researchers say would remove pressure to invest in clean flying technology

How to raise an easy $1 billion per day for the Covid-19 recovery

A temporary tax hike on gasoline and diesel is one of the fairest, greenest ways to fund post-pandemic economic stimulus packages

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Coronavirus delays work to protect the world’s poor from climate shocks

Travel restrictions and patchy internet access are slowing down efforts to improve resilience to weather extremes like cyclones Amphan and Nisarga

Japan to launch ‘green recovery’ platform and ministerial meeting

Environment minister Shinjirō Koizumi is seeking to boost international cooperation on climate change through the response to 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

Countdown to Cop26 begins – Climate Weekly

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

Covid-hit UK begins 18-month preparations for UN climate summit

The stakes of the next climate talks have been raised as countries make decisions to reboot the economy that could impact climate action for years to come

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

EU €750 billion Covid recovery fund comes with green conditions

A quarter of spending has been earmarked for climate action and a ‘do no harm’ clause rules out environmentally damaging investments

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We must build back better after Cyclone Amphan

A large-scale evacuation saved lives, but the threat of coronavirus looms in crowded cyclone shelters and repairing the damage will cost billions of dollars

How the coronavirus recovery effort can support a European Green Deal

Making old buildings more energy efficient is an obvious target for public investment to stimulate EU economies after Covid-19 and meet climate goals

After the oil crash, we need a managed wind-down of fossil fuel production

To meet climate goals and avoid further market chaos, governments need to plan the decline of coal, oil and gas production, with support for workers

Five ways for governments to green airline bailouts

The pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of airlines to disruption, forcing a reboot of the sector. This is what a green recovery for aviation would look like

No silver lining to coronavirus, but a golden opportunity

Rebuilding after the pandemic should be a moment to reset international governance, deepen global cooperation and restructure societies away from fossil fuels

Coronavirus crisis underscores small islands’ climate vulnerability

The pandemic is a new setback for island states already suffering from climate change and storms such as Cyclone Harold and Hurricane Dorian

Why climate advocates should welcome the historic Opec++ deal

Oil producers are cooperating to face the coronavirus crisis; they can and should cooperate on a responsible transition to cleaner energy

European Green Deal must be central to a resilient recovery after Covid-19

We must not lose sight of the persisting climate and ecological crisis when working out how to spur the economy after the coronavirus pandemic

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