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Climate change group scrapped by Trump reassembles to issue warning

A US government climate change advisory group scrapped by Donald Trump has reassembled independently to call for better adaptation to the floods, wildfires and other threats that increasingly loom over American communities.

the greens’ new climate and energy policy lays down markers for the bartering that could play out after the federal election

Greens set 2030 cut-off for coal exports and coal-fired power stations

The Greens will propose 2030 as the cut-off point for thermal coal exports, and the shutdown date for Australia’s fleet of coal-fired power stations, in the party’s new climate and energy policy heading into the federal election.

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UK homes ‘shockingly unprepared’ for climate change, says CCC

The UK’s housing emissions are “off track” to meet the country’s climate targets, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says in a new report — These should have fallen to 13% below 1990 levels by 2017, the government’s official climate adviser says, yet the actual reduction was just 9%. The country’s housing stock is also …

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Davos elite looks to ‘Globalisation 4.0’ to stem climate change

Business leaders say the next wave of globalisation must create social benefits as well as provide technical solutions to climate change — For business leaders gathering in the Swiss Alps this week, ‘Globalisation 4.0’ holds the answers to one of the world’s biggest problems: climate change. The buzzword that will dominate the World Economic Forum …

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Six big questions as Brazil’s new president heads to Davos

After months of rhetoric and speculation, what Jair Bolsonaro will actually deliver for Brazil’s people and the Amazon will hinge on these questions — Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro arrives at the World Economic Forum in bullish mood. His message is simple: I am the man to boost economic growth, cut corruption and attract new …

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study shows greenland lost around 280bn tons of ice per year between 2002 and 2016

Greenland’s ice melting faster than scientists previously thought – study

The pace of ice loss has increased four-fold since 2003 as enormous glaciers are depositing ever larger chunks of ice into the Atlantic ocean, where it melts, causing sea levels to rise — Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought, with the pace of ice loss increasing four-fold since 2003, new research has found. …

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børge brende wants ‘coordinated, concerted action’ among world’s powers to halt climate change

Global tensions holding back climate change fight, says WEF

After extreme weather-related events, there is ‘need for international cooperation’ — Growing tension between the world’s major powers is the most urgent global risk and makes it harder to mobilise collective action to tackle climate change, according to a report prepared for next week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The WEF’s annual global risks …

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