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Rich nations’ climate targets will mean global heating of 2.4C – study

New climate targets announced by the US and other rich nations in recent weeks have put the world on track for global heating of about 2.4C by – the end of the century, research has found.

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Sea level rise could be worse than feared, warn researchers

The rise in the sea level is likely to be faster and greater than previously thought, according to researchers who say recent predictions are inconsistent with historical data.

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The Paris agreement five years on: Is it strong enough to avert climate catastrophe?

With Trump no longer a threat, there is a sense of optimism around what the accord could achieve – but only if countries meet their targets.

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US to hold world climate summit early next year and seek to rejoin Paris accord

The US will hold a climate summit of the world's major economies early next year, within 100 days of Joe Biden taking office, and seek to rejoin the Paris agreement on the first day of his presidency, in a boost to international climate action.

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'Mock Cop26' activists vote on treaty ahead of 2021 climate summit

Young people from 140 countries who attended an online "mock Cop26" climate summit have presented a treaty of 18 policies to Nigel Topping, the UK's high level climate action champion.

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Almost half of thermal coal firms set to defy climate pledge - report

Almost half the companies involved in the thermal coal industry are expected to defy global climate commitments by deepening their coal interests in the coming years, according to a report.

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World's richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam

Charity says world’s fast-shrinking carbon budget should be used to improve lot of poorest
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Legal challenge over UK's exclusion of incinerators from emissions target

An environmental campaigner is mounting a legal challenge to the government's decision to exclude waste incinerators from its post-Brexit carbon emissions trading scheme designed to bring the UK to net zero emissions by 2050.

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Tamsin Edwards: Negative emissions tech helps, but it's no magic bullet for the climate crisis |

Sprinkling rock dust on fields can suck up some carbon − but reducing emissions must be the mainstay of our efforts.

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Rebecca Huntley: Stop making sense: Why it's time to get emotional about climate change

The science has been settled to the highest degree, so now the key to progress is understanding our psychological reactions.

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Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow likely to be delayed again

Vital international climate talks due to be hosted by the UK are expected to be delayed until late next year because of the coronavirus crisis, it has emerged, dashing hopes they could be reconvened sooner.

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Christiana Figueres on the climate emergency: ‘This is the decade and we are the generation’

The leader of the 2015 Paris accord talks about her new book, The Future We Choose, and why it’s crunch time for humanity
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30 years of Australia's hollow promises on climate policy

This summer, Scott Morrison has faced international criticism over his climate change policies. But this government is just the latest in a long line that have either failed on meaningful climate policy at home, or blocked stronger climate action on the world stage.

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Australia is 'ground zero' in climate crisis and must show leadership, top researchers say

Australia's current position as "ground zero" for both the impacts of climate change and policy uncertainty presents an opportunity for the country to emerge as a leader in responding to the climate crisis, according to Australian Research Council laureates.

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Scott Morrison says the government is acting on emissions. Is it true?

The Coalition claims it’s meeting its targets and doing more than Labor did in power. What’s the reality?
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