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Carbon clubs turn national self-interest into climate action

How did Poland, one of Europe’s strongest advocates for coal power, end up with one of the world’s strongest carbon prices? — Strange as it may sound, the coal-promoting host of this year’s climate negotiations, Poland, has one of the strongest carbon prices in the world. The reason is largely one of economic self-interest. Understanding it can …

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Bangkok climate talks: key outcomes on the Paris Agreement ‘rulebook’

Time is running short for countries to decide the practical details of how the Paris Agreement will be brought to life, known as the Paris “rulebook” — Negotiators meeting in Bangkok have just concluded another round of climate talks. The key aim was to whittle down a series of lengthy documents into a set of …

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Rich countries cannot be allowed to buy their way out of climate change

This week’s UN climate negotiations in Bangkok begin four months of climate summits that could make 2018 the year that world governments chart a path toward tackling climate change — But if polluting countries and corporations are successful, ineffectual interventions – like carbon markets and geo-engineering – will become central to the global response to …

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