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Twelve activists denied entry to Poland for UN climate summit, says campaign group

Members of Climate Action Network claimed the Polish authorities had blacklisted campaigners from eastern Europe and central Asia — At least 12 climate activists due to attend Cop24 have been denied entry at the Polish border or deported, Climate Action Network (Can) claimed on Friday. Members of the network attributed this to Poland’s controversial anti-terror …

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The Talanoa Dialogue explained

A Pacific concept transported to Cop24 climate talks in Katowice, Poland, the talanoa aims to galvanise increased ambition from countries — Empathy is one of diplomacy’s best weapons. That was the thinking when the Fijian presidency of the 2017 UN climate talks proposed to bring together governments and civil society through the unconventional platform of …

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Global alignment of climate plans pushed to 2041 in UN draft

Late start date for synchronising national climate plans shows complacency and risks dampening ambition, warn observers — The start date of an important element of the Paris Agreement would be set 23 years in the future under a proposal from major emerging economies. Under the Paris Agreement, all countries are expected to periodically submit national …

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Extinction Rebellion goes global in run-up to week of international civil disobedience

UK activist group using climate talks in Poland this week to widen 35-country network — The Extinction Rebellion climate protest group has expanded to 35 countries and is building towards a week of international civil disobedience in April, according to organisers, who are using UN climate talks in Poland this week to widen its network. …

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The new abnormal: why fires like Paradise will happen again and again

Of the traumatic consequences of climate change, scientists consider increasingly ferocious wildfires to be one of the most starkly apparent — Ruth McLarty, an experienced surgeon, was fairly certain she was about to die in a particularly grisly way. Surrounded by a hellish inferno of burning trees and cars, McLarty reasoned the flames would engulf …

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Tackle climate or face financial crash, say world’s biggest investors

UN summit urged to end all coal burning and introduce substantial taxes on emissions — Global investors managing $32tn issued a stark warning to governments at the UN climate summit on Monday, demanding urgent cuts in carbon emissions and the phasing out of all coal burning. Without these, the world faces a financial crash several …

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Australia’s silence during climate change debate shocks COP24 delegates

Country accused of tacitly supporting oil allies’ rejection of the latest science — As four of the world’s largest oil and gas producers blocked UN climate talks from “welcoming” a key scientific report on global warming, Australia’s silence during a key debate is being viewed as tacit support for the four oil allies: the US, …

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Largest ever group of global investors call for more action to meet Paris targets

The group of 414 institutional investors with $31 trillion under management say governments must take serious steps to cut emissions — The largest ever group of institutional investors has called on governments around the world to urgently increase their efforts to meet the Paris climate change agreement goals. The 414 global investors – which represent …

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COP24 video: How can the Paris Agreement stay on track in a world with Bolsonaro and Trump

Carbon Brief has been talking to a range of people attending COP24, the latest annual round of international climate negotiations being held this year in Katowice, Poland — The technical side of the talks have been dominated by negotiations aimed at finalising the Paris “rulebook”, the detailed guidelines needed to bring the Paris Agreement to …

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Climate science on 1.5°C erased at UN talks as US and Saudis step in

In a moment of drama in Poland, countries closed ranks against a push by oil producers to water down recognition of the UN’s report on the impacts of 1.5°C warming — Four big oil and gas producers blocked UN climate talks from welcoming the most influential climate science report in years, as a meeting in …

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