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Australia turns back on allies as it refuses to cut emissions above Paris pledge

EU and 27 countries vow to toughen commitments as environment minister’s address at COP24 UN climate change summit accused of flying in face of reality — Australia will not commit to larger carbon emissions reductions above its Paris agreement target, despite a coalition of former allies and Pacific neighbours urging greater cuts. In Paris in …

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Indigenous peoples gain foothold in climate talks

At China’s request, the deal for indigenous and local input makes clear it will not infringe on state sovereignty — Indigenous peoples clinched a deal in Poland that will give them a voice in global climate change negotiations, but only after conceding to a push to put national sovereignty above their rights. During the first …

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US accused of obstructing talks at UN climate change summit

Vanuatu’s foreign minister says worst offenders on global warming are blocking progress — The United States and other high carbon dioxide-emitting developed countries are deliberately frustrating the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland, Vanuatu’s foreign minister has said. His warning came as Pacific and Indian ocean states warned they faced annihilation if a global climate …

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‘Window is narrowing’: scientists urge action at UN climate talks

Gilet jaunes protests cast shadow as concerns raised over backlash against rapid change —Scientists have laid down the gauntlet for political leaders as the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland, wrestles with the challenge of cutting emissions without sparking social tensions like those seen recently in France. The UN climate talks – known as COP24 …

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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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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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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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