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Kenyan forest communities sidelined as government misses two billion tree target

Community groups say they are willing to restore forests but have been ignored by government and rely on international non-profits for funding

Who pays for the inescapable coal phasedown? – Climate Weekly

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Morocco accused of “greenwashing occupation” of Western Sahara

The Polisario Front has released an unofficial climate plan for the Sahrawi people, saying Morocco has built wind and solar farms on their land without consent

Germany to quit coal by 2030 under coalition agreement, aiming for 1.5C path

A “traffic light coalition” of centre-left, green and pro-business parties has agreed to strengthen climate policies in the next German government

India ‘cannot escape’ coal phasedown, top coal ministry official says

An estimated 13-20 million workers in India depend on coal assets for their livelihoods, raising the need for a transition plan and financial support

UN shipping body considers zero emissions goal, defers decision to 2023

While the US, Japan and Panama backed setting a zero carbon shipping goal for 2050, emerging economies said rich countries needed to go first and provide finance

EU’s reformed agricultural policy fails its climate goals, say green groups

Lawmakers have approved a reform to the Common Agricultural Policy, which critics say fails to deliver on the bloc’s Green Deal and climate goals

Why I am calling on EU lawmakers to put climate at the heart of agricultural policy

The proposed reform to the EU’s farming subsidy programme continues a business-as-usual approach to farming that we cannot afford in a climate emergency

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After Cop26, countries must turn climate promises into action on global shipping

A meeting of the IMO this week is the first test of translating promises made in Glasgow into bold action. The world must turn its gaze to shipping

The street and the boardroom are closer than they have ever been on climate

Action, action, action is the only antidote to “blah, blah, blah” – and forward-looking business leaders are stepping up right now

Oil and gas avoided censure in Glasgow for the 26th time. Let’s not make it 27

Investor and state-owned oil companies in the G20 find common cause in watering down climate ambition; we need to confront their influence

To keep 1.5C alive, the super rich must change their high carbon lifestyles

The richest 1% are using way more than their fair share of the 1.5C carbon budget. Tackling inequality and emissions must go together

Big business must not be allowed to set the carbon trading agenda at Cop26

Delicate negotiations on carbon market rules in Glasgow could be thrown off course by the big banks’ push to “scale up” voluntary carbon trading

Ending energy poverty need not come at the expense of a safe climate future

The Rockefeller Foundation, IKEA Foundation and the Bezos Earth Fund are launching an alliance to empower a billion people with renewable energy

How we as European climate envoys are backing action on adaptation finance

The Netherlands, Denmark and others are committed to supporting vulnerable countries in adapting to climate change impacts

Treating Russia as a climate change spoiler undermines global action

Despite its status as a major oil and gas producer, there are signs of climate action on many levels in Russia that deserve to be taken seriously

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