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Climate movement needs bullying and harassment referee, says Tubiana

Laurence Tubiana, who leads the European Climate Foundation (ECF), told Climate Home News a “safe space outside all the organisations” was needed for victims of abusive behaviour to raise concerns. The head of an influential funding body is backing the establishment of an independent “referee” for bullying and harassment complaints in the climate movement.

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EU leaders’ draft statement dismays climate campaigners

At a council meeting expected to be dominated by the UK’s attempts to leave the EU, leaders are expected to ignore recent pressure to raise the bloc’s climate targets

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EU foreign ministers back UN call to raise climate ambition

In a statement on Monday, the European Council said UN chief Antonio Guterres’ summit in September is “an essential opportunity” to ramp up national commitments — A special UN summit scheduled in New York this September will provide “an essential opportunity to mobilise political will to raise global ambition” on climate change, according to an …

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Climate NGO chief Wael Hmaidan sacked over bullying, harassment of staff

Climate Action Network International terminates executive director after independent investigation finds ‘preponderance of evidence’ supporting complaints against him — Wael Hmaidan has been sacked as leader of an influential climate campaign network, after an investigation found he had bullied and harassed staff, particularly women. The board of Climate Action Network International (Can-I) revealed its decision …

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Bolsonaro, Paris and 1.5°C: a guide to our top stories of 2018

In a year when we learned some hard truths about climate change, CHN brought you scoops and investigations from around the world — In 2018, Climate Home News reported alarming developments from Brazil, the US, science and within the climate community itself. Amid the continued rise of nationalist populism and stark warming warnings, though, there were …

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Climate change activists vow to step up protests around world

Campaigners say they will force governments to act after lack of progress at UN summit — Civil society groups have pledged growing international protests to drive rapid action on global warming after the UN climate summit in Poland. The summit agreed rules for implementing the 2015 Paris agreement, which aims to keep global warming as …

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Climate change talks lead to renewed pledge to cut emissions

EU, Canada, New Zealand and developing countries to keep global warming below 1.5°C — The EU and scores of developing countries have pledged to toughen their existing commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to enable the world to stay within a 1.5°C rise in global warming. The promise, which follows increasingly dire scientific warnings, was …

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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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Half of member states back stronger EU climate action

The “green growth group” is calling for an increased climate commitment by 2020 in line with the tougher 1.5°C warming limit in the Paris Agreement — A group of European countries known as the “green growth group” have called on the European Commission to update the EU’s pledge at the United Nation’s next annual climate …

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