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Irresistible Greta Thunberg meets immovable UN climate talks

Youth march on Madrid to demand real action, while diplomats remain deadlocked over climate rules and big emitters stay silent

Chile delays emissions goal boost at its own UN climate talks

The presidency of Cop25 had planned to mark the conference by taking a leading role in raising ambition, but that announcement is now expected in 2020

Cop25 Bulletin: ‘We have achieved nothing’

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Attempt to align global climate plans fails

No consensus could be found on whether new climate pledges should last five years, ten years or a mix of both as countries meet at UN talks in Madrid

Denmark adopts climate law to cut emissions 70% by 2030

New law binds Denmark to international climate process, including climate finance to developing countries

One of the world’s biggest emitters is trying to fly under the radar at Cop25

Australia is the third biggest fossil fuel exporter, has high emissions and plans to use a loophole to meet its pledges. Don’t let them stay in the background

Cop25 Bulletin: The political feedback loop

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We really may have just 11 years to save the climate

As the crisis becomes dominated by urgent survival needs, the political window to prevent further climate change will close

Businesses need strong climate policy as they aim for net-zero 

Corporate leaders across the world are calling on governments to support their efforts by providing clear, ambitious plans to cut emissions

Cop25 Bulletin: A rare press conference

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Cop25 Bulletin: ‘Thank you for being insane’

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Time for accountability – Climate Weekly

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This is what the world promised at the UN climate action summit

Dozens of promises were made by governments, civil society and business. Accountability is the next step

Growing anti-coal alliance could become non-proliferation treaty for fossil fuel

With the addition of coal-dependent Germany and Slovakia, the powering past coal alliance may start a new, normative era of climate governance

‘New Bretton Woods’ needed to fix global system and climate: outgoing UN official

As she steps down from leading UN sustainable energy push, Rachel Kyte said global institutions must be rebuilt and aligned with action on climate change

The UN asked for climate plans. Major economies failed to answer

Delivering on a goal of net zero emissions is a ‘daunting’, ‘civilisational’ task, which a summit on Monday showed leaders do not have plans to meet

‘We will not forgive you’: Greta Thunberg’s speech to leaders at UN – video

Swedish activist addresses world leaders at the UN climate action summit in New York

Maersk aims for zero emissions vessels by 2030

Efficiency measures can only keep pollution standing still, not bring it down. But making clean shipping a commercial reality in a decade remains huge challenge

The UN climate action summit – as it happened

Updates as leaders lay out their plans to tackle the climate crisis

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Cop25 Bulletin: ‘We have achieved nothing’

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Irresistible Greta Thunberg meets immovable UN climate talks

Youth march on Madrid to demand real action, while diplomats remain deadlocked over climate rules and big emitters stay silent

Attempt to align global climate plans fails

No consensus could be found on whether new climate pledges should last five years, ten years or a mix of both as countries meet at UN talks in Madrid

Denmark adopts climate law to cut emissions 70% by 2030

New law binds Denmark to international climate process, including climate finance to developing countries

Chile delays emissions goal boost at its own UN climate talks

The presidency of Cop25 had planned to mark the conference by taking a leading role in raising ambition, but that announcement is now expected in 2020

One of the world’s biggest emitters is trying to fly under the radar at Cop25

Australia is the third biggest fossil fuel exporter, has high emissions and plans to use a loophole to meet its pledges. Don’t let them stay in the background

Cop25 Bulletin: The political feedback loop

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‘Common timeframes’: How they could speed or slow climate action

Russia and Japan want ten years. Vulnerable countries want five. Why the alignment the world’s climate plans is a contest of ambition

The UK must steer the Paris Agreement out of its ‘perilous decade’

Demands for action are outstripping political will. The diplomatic task of bridging the expectations gap falls to the hosts of next year’s climate talks

Loss and damage: Who pays for the impacts of the heated Earth?

The current system for accounting for loss and damage from climate change is contentious and up for review at UN talks in Madrid

In a climate emergency, there must be compensation for victims

With impacts spreading, declarations of climate emergency are worthless unless those making them help the afflicted

What is Article 6? The issue climate negotiators cannot agree

It has proven the hardest part of the Paris Agreement to create rules for, with warnings a weak decision could undermine the accord. Now it will dominate UN talks in Madrid

Climate policy needs to reflect resilience of northern indigenous communities

Indigenous groups in Canada have developed societal structures to cope with climate change without relying on federal policies. We need to learn from them

The world is awash with fossil fuels – it’s time to cut off supply

Australia is a major contributor to the world’s fossil fuel supply problem. It must set production targets aligned with global climate goals

The world’s foremost energy outlook is still leading us to catastrophic climate change

Small improvements to the IEA’s authoritative report do little to guide governments, companies or investors towards a clean economic transformation

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