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Countries’ fossil fuel production plans inconsistent with Paris Agreement

A UN Environment report warns production of oil, gas and coal to 2030 is on track for warming way beyond 1.5C goal

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

EU 2020 budget boosts climate action spending

Parliament and members states have agreed to allocate 21% of next year’s budget to measures to address climate change

German ministers urge EU to take leading role at Cop25

Environment minister Svenja Schulze called on the EU to increase its climate ambition and lead by example

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European Investment Bank ends lending to fossil fuel projects

EU finance ministers agreed to phase out EIB lending to unabated oil and gas projects, overcoming opposition from some member states in marathon board meeting

GCF partners with Chilean private equity firm as unrest continues

Board members call for reform to accreditation process after civil society warns of due diligence shortfalls

Stakeholders push for progress on France’s climate adaptation plans

Politicians, citizens and experts meet to discuss how and why France must invest more heavily in climate adaptation after report warns of major national impacts

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

IEA World Energy Outlook outlines 1.5C scenario

Observers warn the IEA’s projection is inconsistent with the world’s long-term sustainable development needs

Economic opportunity should see US get on board with shipping clean-up

Shipping is finally playing catch-up on air pollution standards, but the US is slow-balling attempts to agree cleaner targets

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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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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

Countries’ fossil fuel production plans inconsistent with Paris Agreement

A UN Environment report warns production of oil, gas and coal to 2030 is on track for warming way beyond 1.5C goal

EU 2020 budget boosts climate action spending

Parliament and members states have agreed to allocate 21% of next year’s budget to measures to address climate change

German ministers urge EU to take leading role at Cop25

Environment minister Svenja Schulze called on the EU to increase its climate ambition and lead by example

Banking on the future – Climate Weekly

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

Stakeholders push for progress on France’s climate adaptation plans

Politicians, citizens and experts meet to discuss how and why France must invest more heavily in climate adaptation after report warns of major national impacts

IEA World Energy Outlook outlines 1.5C scenario

Observers warn the IEA’s projection is inconsistent with the world’s long-term sustainable development needs

Climate Conversation

Our food system is broken. Here’s how we fix it

Transforming how we use land represents a $4.5 trillion per year business opportunity, we must now find the political courage to act

Chile has abandoned hosting Cop25, we cannot abandon its people

As the UN talks move elsewhere, the international community must remain deeply vigilant about the potential for continued and escalating repression in Chile

How to make the Green Climate Fund a better force for change

Vastly more of the fund’s money should go to projects that adapt to the impacts of climate change

Australia admits it is on its own using cringe carbon loophole

Governments need to agree the rules over how to use carbon markets to cut emissions, but they shouldn’t take their eyes off Australia’s brash side hustle

What is the real cost of cheap Russian gas?

Few people in the West think about the ethics of buying fossil fuels from Vladimir Putin’s Russia

UN climate talks must include cities, businesses or risk irrelevance

Cities, regional governments, businesses and investors have written to the next UN climate presidency calling for their place at the table to be renewed

What does Greta Thunberg’s call for equity mean?

The Swedish activist has mentioned it in all her major speeches. Here’s how we can calculate the fair share of the burden of climate action

After failure in New York, we must reshape the politics of climate change

Climate denial is no longer the problem, it is inaction of politicians who know what is at stake. They must feel pressure from all sides

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