Fossil fuels win billions in public money after Paris climate deal, angry campaigners claim.

Coal, oil and gas finance from major development banks totalled $5bn in year after historic climate pact, according to estimates.

Billions of dollars of public money was sunk in new fossil fuel projects by the world’s major development banks in the year after the Paris climate change deal was agreed, according to campaigners who are calling for the banks to halt their financing of coal, oil and gas.

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Interpreting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C temperature limit.

Guest post: Interpreting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C temperature limit

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UNEP official calls for ‘coherent planning’ as Aichi falters in Africa.

International agreements are increasingly looking at conserving forests as a way to mitigate global warming, preserve biodiversity and safeguard human communities from environmental disasters.

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'Alarming' rise in Queensland tree clearing as 400,000 hectares stripped.

'Alarming' rise in Queensland tree clearing as 400,000 hectares stripped

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Protect indigenous people to help fight climate change, says UN rapporteur.

Protect indigenous people to help fight climate change, says UN rapporteur

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U.N. chief hopes storms will sway climate skeptics like Trump.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday he hoped recent devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean and southern United States would convince climate change skeptics like U.S. President Donald Trump that global warming is a “major threat.”

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China will meet 2020 carbon reduction target, Xie Zhenhua says.

hina is on track to fulfil or possibly surpass its commitment of cutting its carbon intensity by 40 to 45 per cent from 2005 levels by 2020, the country’s chief negotiator at the Paris Agreement has said.

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Making an economic case for climate action.

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 2 2017 (IPS) - Having faced a year of record temperatures and devastating hurricanes, the United States stands more to lose if it doesn’t take steps to reduce the risk and impact of climate change, according to a new report.

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Western governors take the lead on climate change.

The governors of California and Washington traveled to New York City last week to send a strong, simple message to world leaders gathered for the United Nation’s annual General Assembly. When it comes to acting on climate change, “you can count us in,” Washington Governor Jay Inslee said.

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Trump increasingly isolated as Nicaragua to sign Paris Agreement.

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has announced that his country will sign the Paris Agreement, leaving only two countries out of the global effort to tackle climate change - the United States and Syria.

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'UN reformer' Guterres must do more on climate change.

‘UN reformer’ Guterres must do more on climate change

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The Paris agreement dispute is a distraction. The real battle is playing out in the EPA.

FOR ANYONE WHO’S been following the fate of the United States’ involvement in the Paris agreement, the main question surrounding it recently has been pretty clear: Will he or won’t he?

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