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Climate Weekly: EU beats the zero carbon drum

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Germany to miss 2030 climate goal without coal phase out

Unless action is taken across the economy, the country will miss emissions goal by wide margin, government report shows

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

Australian voters can’t trust the Coalition on climate and energy

The current government has only shown contempt for meaningful climate policy and renewable energy – why would they change now?

Merkel pledges to make Germany carbon neutral by 2050

The chancellor said her “climate cabinet” would consider how to get to net-zero emissions, aligning Germany with states calling for higher EU-wide ambition

Brazil cancels Latin American climate summit

After backing out of hosting the 2019 UN climate summit, the Bolsonaro administration has changed its plan to hold a week-long event in Salvador

Venice floods show Europe needs sustainable finance to avoid disaster

A meeting in Geneva this week is a chance for a long-overdue conversation between disaster risk and sustainable finance experts

Cement giant Heidelberg pledges carbon neutral concrete by 2050

In a first for the sector, the world’s fourth largest maker said it would cut emissions in line with Paris climate goals

New guidelines, old loopholes as world’s carbon accounting is overhauled

A mammoth scientific review of greenhouse gas monitoring methods does not address flaws around bioenergy use, according to campaigners

Germany must lead efforts to revive international climate action

As host of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue this week, Chancellor Angela Merkel has a key role to play in keeping the Paris Agreement alive

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Climate Weekly: EU beats the zero carbon drum

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

Germany to miss 2030 climate goal without coal phase out

Unless action is taken across the economy, the country will miss emissions goal by wide margin, government report shows

Australian voters can’t trust the Coalition on climate and energy

The current government has only shown contempt for meaningful climate policy and renewable energy – why would they change now?

Merkel pledges to make Germany carbon neutral by 2050

The chancellor said her “climate cabinet” would consider how to get to net-zero emissions, aligning Germany with states calling for higher EU-wide ambition

Brazil cancels Latin American climate summit

After backing out of hosting the 2019 UN climate summit, the Bolsonaro administration has changed its plan to hold a week-long event in Salvador

New guidelines, old loopholes as world’s carbon accounting is overhauled

A mammoth scientific review of greenhouse gas monitoring methods does not address flaws around bioenergy use, according to campaigners

Germany must lead efforts to revive international climate action

As host of the Petersberg Climate Dialogue this week, Chancellor Angela Merkel has a key role to play in keeping the Paris Agreement alive

Climate Conversation

We, the climate generation, demand the G7 set an example

Young people will bear the brunt of your inaction, we need the ministers of the largest economies to lead

The Paris Agreement always needed Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg

Even as governments agreed the ambitious goals of the 2015 global pact, it was clear citizens would have to mobilise to hold them to their promises

We need a Green New Deal for Europe

A European sustainability pact, massive investments and the EU’s full regulatory power will be needed to address the climate crisis, writes Michel Barnier

Have hope, humanity is finding ways to defeat climate change

In a new book, Ed Davey finds examples the world can follow to respond to the moral calls from activists Extinction Rebellion and Greta Thunberg

One billion without power need new World Bank president to keep faith

As the bank welcomes its new boss, he must fulfil its mission to prevent climate change by bringing clean energy to those currently in the dark

Courts must curb greenhouse gas emissions to protect our liberty

In a court case in Oregon, we argue climate change is destroying our natural spaces and impinging on our constitutional right to freedom

After 25 years of failure, we should abandon the UNFCCC

Emissions are at record levels and the international treaty designed to rein them in cannot drive action, it is time for new ideas to be explored

The Green New Deal: Finally climate policy informed by science

The proposal from Democrats is the most comprehensive response yet to the scientists’ warnings, to implement it would be realism, not radicalism

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