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Cutting emissions proves a sticking point at Poland climate talks

Slow progress on 2015 Paris agreement comes as scientists warn of need to get on track — Negotiators at the climate conference in Poland have inched closer to an outcome, as the official deadline for finishing a deal ran out. The conference was meant to approve a rulebook which would govern how nations put into …

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smoke and steam billow from bełchatów power station in poland

Can Poland wean itself off coal

Climate experts say the renaissance can be stopped but change must happen now – and the main obstacle is at the top — Displays of coal jewellery and coal soap, coal in a glass walkway beneath your feet, coal in the air that you breathe … the Polish hosts of this week’s UN climate talks …

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some countries are not agreeing to adequate transparency over their emissions

China demands developed countries ‘pay their debts’ on climate change

Key sticking point at UN negotiations is how countries should account for their greenhouse gas emissions — China called on rich countries to “pay their debts” on climate change at global talks on Thursday, criticising developed countries for not doing enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide finance to help poor countries do the …

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UK bids to host 2020 UN climate change summit

Chile and Costa Rica thought to be considering alternative bids after Brazil withdrew offer — Britain is bidding to host the UN climate change conference in 2020, the biggest since the Paris agreement was signed in 2015, as part of the government’s aim to be seen as a green leader. The conference will mark a …

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the heatwave that hit the uk this summer was made 30 times more likely by human-caused climate change

Global warming should be called global heating, says key scientist

UK Met Office professor tells UN summit Earth’s ‘energy balance’ is changing — “Global heating” is a more accurate term than “global warming” to describe the changes taking place to the world’s climate, according to a key scientist at the UK Met Office. Prof Richard Betts, who leads the climate research arm of Britain’s meteorological …

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australia is still on track to miss its paris target of a 26%-28% cut to carbon emissions on 2005 levels by 2030

Australia’s carbon emissions highest on record, data shows

If emissions continue at current rate, Australia will miss Paris target by 1.1bn tonnes, Ndevr Environmental predicts — Australia’s carbon emissions are again the highest on record, according to new data from the emissions-tracking organisation Ndevr Environmental. Ndevr replicates the federal government’s national greenhouse gas inventory (NGGI) quarterly reports but releases them months ahead of …

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Step up on climate or choose ‘immoral, suicidal’ path, says UN chief

Call by António Guterres was joined by Fiji’s prime minister, who said not succeeding on climate change would be “craven, irresponsible and selfish” — Governments face a choice between increasing their climate pledges or embarking on an “immoral” and “suicidal” path, UN secretary general António Guterres said on Wednesday. At a UN climate summit in …

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anti-adani coalmine protesters warn of a ‘climate emergency’ in brisbane

Labor won’t rule out using ‘accounting tricks’ to meet emissions reduction targets

Mark Butler says party will make decision on using carryover credits from the Kyoto protocol after Paris ‘rule book’ established — The shadow climate minister Mark Butler has not ruled out using carryover carbon credits from the Kyoto protocol to help Labor meet its more ambitious emissions reduction targets in the event it wins the …

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people at the cop24 un climate change conference in katowice, poland

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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the katowice talks are centred on raising countries’ level of ambition to counter climate change

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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