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After 25 years of failure, we should abandon the UNFCCC

“Today, the urgency to address climate change has never been greater. But because of the work begun 25 years ago, we are also better coordinated to take it on. We have the Paris Agreement, and we have the guidelines strengthening that agreement. What we need now are results.”

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Climate leadership collapse leaves UN chief with a daunting task

The coalition that built the Paris Agreement has broken down, leaving Patricia Espinosa with few powerful friends to call on to secure a deal in Katowice — Patricia Espinosa must find a delicate balance at this year’s major climate summit. As head of the UN’s climate change secretariat, she’s supposed to quietly mediate the contentious …

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‘Greenwash’: oil giant under fire over plan to protect tropical forests

Campaigners say move by Norway’s Equinor is an excuse to keep drilling for fossil fuels — One of the world’s biggest oil companies is set to join the fight against deforestation in the tropics as part of its climate change efforts – but the the move has been branded a “greenwash” by campaigners. State-owned Norwegian …

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Bangkok Bulletin: UN calls for more time

An early start has been called for climate talks in Poland in December, with negotiators facing a huge task to write the rules for the Paris deal — The UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa wrote to governments on Thursday to let them know that the Katowice COP24 would start a day earlier than scheduled – …

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In Bangkok, governments scramble to agree Paris climate rulebook

UN climate chief calls on nations to make decisive progress in last-chance talks in the Thai capital   — The UN’s climate chief called on negotiators to take a “decisive step” at talks on the global climate regime this week in Bangkok. After failing to make enough progress in Bonn in May, the summit is …

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