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Melting permafrost in Arctic will have $70tn climate impact – study

The release of methane and carbon dioxide from thawing permafrost will accelerate global warming and add up to $70tn (£54tn) to the world’s climate bill, according to the most advanced study yet of the economic consequences of a melting Arctic.

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Climate movement needs bullying and harassment referee, says Tubiana

Laurence Tubiana, who leads the European Climate Foundation (ECF), told Climate Home News a “safe space outside all the organisations” was needed for victims of abusive behaviour to raise concerns. The head of an influential funding body is backing the establishment of an independent “referee” for bullying and harassment complaints in the climate movement.

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Campaign to save oceans maps out global network of sanctuaries

The study, ahead of a historic vote at the UN, sets out the first detailed plan of how countries can protect over a third of the world’s oceans by 2030, a target scientists and policy makers say is crucial in order to safeguard marine ecosystems and help mitigate the impacts of a rapidly heating world.

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China’s Xi backs climate-friendly finance on Europe tour

Xi and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron promised to “resolutely defend” the UN system, implement the Paris Agreement on climate change and mobilise finance to meet its goals. That contrasts with the US administration’s rejection of the Paris deal under Donald Trump.

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