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Stalemate in Poland revealed central tension of Paris Agreement

Centralised governance is a thing of the past; a new era of climate diplomacy must find ways to accommodate national difference — The 2015 Paris Agreement became the most important climate accord of its decade by encompassing and embracing different circumstances and capacities around the world. But with that broad accommodation came the challenge of …

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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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UN security council members mount new push to address climate threat

UK, France lead push to set up UN “clearinghouse” to identify climate-stressed regions at risk of collapsing into conflict — The UN must establish a system to alert the world to regions where conflicts may be inflamed by climate change, several security council members urged on Friday. In a meeting of the council, permanent members …

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