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Four countries have declared climate emergencies, yet give billions to fossil fuels

The UK, France, Canada and Ireland have all formally recognised a climate crisis. But analysis shows they give $27.5bn annually in support for coal, oil and gas

Why citizens’ assemblies on climate change work

Citizens’ assemblies are an important step forward for climate action

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EU stumble weakens global drive for climate ambition

As the EU struggles to agree a net zero climate target, observers raised concerns over the ‘global ramifications’ of its domestic disagreement

EU climate deal fails amid four-nation revolt

Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary and Poland blocked an agreement on a net zero carbon target for 2050

UK forms citizens’ assembly on climate change

A cross-section of society will be invited to debate how to share the costs and rewards of meeting the government’s net zero emissions target

Brazil and EU face off over future of carbon trading

The next generation of carbon markets could make or break the Paris Agreement, say negotiators as talks resume in Bonn

‘Gentlemen’s agreement’ could leave 1.5C science report out of formal UN talks

Unless objections from Saudi Arabia can be overcome by next week, a major scientific study may be sidelined in discussions on the Paris Agreement

A brutal murder reveals the chaos spreading in Bolsonaro’s Amazon

When Carlos Cabral was killed this month, it seemed history was repeating itself in a corner of the Amazon known for violence. But the real story was more disturbing

Merkel, fallen climate chancellor, has a chance to save her legacy

This week’s European Council meeting is Germany’s moment to clean up a tarnished reputation, writes a former UN climate chief

UK expected to host 2020 UN climate talks in deal with Italy

Joint proposal would send the pivotal talks to Britain, overcoming European uncertainty about Brexit

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Climate Weekly: The ripple effect

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

EU stumble weakens global drive for climate ambition

As the EU struggles to agree a net zero climate target, observers raised concerns over the ‘global ramifications’ of its domestic disagreement

EU climate deal fails amid four-nation revolt

Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary and Poland blocked an agreement on a net zero carbon target for 2050

UK forms citizens’ assembly on climate change

A cross-section of society will be invited to debate how to share the costs and rewards of meeting the government’s net zero emissions target

Brazil and EU face off over future of carbon trading

The next generation of carbon markets could make or break the Paris Agreement, say negotiators as talks resume in Bonn

‘Gentlemen’s agreement’ could leave 1.5C science report out of formal UN talks

Unless objections from Saudi Arabia can be overcome by next week, a major scientific study may be sidelined in discussions on the Paris Agreement

Merkel, fallen climate chancellor, has a chance to save her legacy

This week’s European Council meeting is Germany’s moment to clean up a tarnished reputation, writes a former UN climate chief

Climate Conversation

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

I am a denier. A human extinction denier

The rhetoric of extinction and emergency does not adequately describe the situation we find ourselves in and is counter-productive

Children made climate an election issue. Now we’ll target banks that fuel fossils

The EU election showed voters have heard the school strikers’ call for action. But will the public institutions that finance coal, oil and gas projects also listen?

‘This is bigger’: Palestinian and Israeli teens strike together for the climate

At a climate march in Jerusalem, students put hatred aside to tell the government that nothing matters more than a safe climate

Why school strikers are guest editing Climate Home News

It’s time we heard more from those who will live longest with the climate crisis

Until Russia allows us to rise together, I will strike for the climate alone

Unapproved protests of more than one person are illegal, so Arshak Makichyan has picketed solo in Pushkin Square for months to call for climate action

New Zealand’s farmers have a chance to be climate leaders

A separate target for methane from sheep and cattle has been painted as a sop to farmers; on the contrary, it puts the onus on the sector to curb warming

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