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Chile names first woman in eight years to lead UN climate summit

Environment minister Carolina Schmidt named president-designate for the UN’s 25th climate talks in Santiago — Chile’s government has nominated environment minister Carolina Schmidt to lead the next UN climate talks – eight years since a woman last held the post. Schmidt has been named Cop25 president-designate by her government and her biography posted on the …

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Who should be 2019’s climate champion

Chile faces huge challenges as 2019’s UN climate presidency, it will need to use every tool available, including the underused climate champion role — As the Cop presidency shifts to Chile in 2019, it’s a critical moment to step up climate ambition. But in the current geopolitical climate, Chile will need to think outside the …

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World leaders face test of climate commitment in 2019

After a technically successful but politically lacklustre climate summit last year, it is time to see which countries will heed scientific warnings and crank up ambition — As 2019 dawns, it is crunch time for the Paris Agreement on climate change. Last month’s UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland set (most of) the technical rules …

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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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People power must take on Trump’s climate suicide pact

The US administration, together with Russia and Saudi Arabia, is forming an axis of climate denial. It is down to grassroots movements to stop them — “Moivanna ny tolokandro” was the diagnosis of a single mother I met visiting a remote village in eastern Madagascar. It was the dawn of 2007, and the island-nation was …

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Big businesses are calling on governments to raise climate ambition

A group of multinationals brought carbon-cutting pledges and actions to Cop24 climate talks in Katowice, Poland; now policymakers need to play their part — In a part of Poland where local residents still have bags of coal delivered to heat their homes, the 2018 UN Climate Conference (Cop24) in Katowice saw countries agree to rules …

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UN climate talks set stage for humanity’s two most crucial years

Decisions made from now to 2020 will determine to what extent Earth remains habitable — The mood was more one of relief than triumph on Sunday when the world’s governments eventually found common ground at the UN climate talks in Katowice, Poland. This was not just because exhausted delegates were glad to go home after …

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MEPs to scrutinise ExxonMobil’s alleged role in climate change misinformation

Campaigners welcome move over claims firm knew of global warming dangers for decades — ExxonMobil’s alleged role in spreading misinformation about climate change will be scrutinised by the European Union for the first time, in a move welcomed by campaigners. The world’s biggest international oil company has been investigated in the US over allegations that …

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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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‘We can move forward now’: UN climate talks take significant step

Delegates agree ‘rulebook’ for Paris goals, but key questions have been ignored or put off — They lacked the drama, excitement and eventual breakthrough that marked the Paris agreement of 2015, but this year’s UN climate talks produced important steps forward in putting the landmark accord into practice. After last-minute wrangling over wording, late on …

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