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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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