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

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

Adaptation to bushfires might not be achievable without stronger action to curb emissions, letter warnsAustralia’s current position as “ground zero” for both the impacts of climate change and policy
Aid groups warn Boris Johnson against combining DfID with Foreign Office

Aid groups warn Boris Johnson against combining DfID with Foreign Office

Charities caution that ‘UK aid risks becoming a vehicle for UK foreign policy’ if post-Brexit merger comes to fruitionA coalition of aid groups including the British Red Cross, Cafod and Oxfam GB has
UN climate talks end with limited progress on emissions targets

UN climate talks end with limited progress on emissions targets

Partial agreement at COP25 that countries must be more ambitious to fulfil Paris goalsClimate talks in Madrid have ended with a partial agreement to ask countries to come up with more ambitious
Paris climate deal: world not on track to meet goal amid continuous emissions

Paris climate deal: world not on track to meet goal amid continuous emissions

Slowdown this year in rising greenhouse gases does not negate long-term trend, finds carbon budget analysisCarbon dioxide emissions rose weakly this year as the use of coal declined but natural gas
Angus Taylor won't say what PM's 'negative globalism' comments mean for climate talks

Angus Taylor won't say what PM's 'negative globalism' comments mean for climate talks

Energy minister ducks questions about Scott Morrison’s criticism of ‘internationalist bureaucracy’The energy minister, Angus Taylor, has ducked questions about what “negative globalism” means in the
Global climate strike: Greta Thunberg and school students lead climate crisis protest – as it happened

Global climate strike: Greta Thunberg and school students lead climate crisis protest – as it happened

Millions of people from Sydney to Manila, Dhaka to London and New York are marching for urgent action on climate breakdownWhy the Guardian is changing its environment language How you can get involved
Most YouTube climate change videos 'oppose the consensus view'

Most YouTube climate change videos 'oppose the consensus view'

Scientist behind study urges platform to tweak algorithms to ‘prioritise factual information’The majority of YouTube videos about the climate crisis oppose the scientific consensus and “hijack”
Australia quizzed by EU and China on whether it can meet 2030 Paris climate target

Australia quizzed by EU and China on whether it can meet 2030 Paris climate target

Countries also raise concerns about rise in Australia’s transport emissions and the use of Kyoto carry-over creditsThe Morrison government has been challenged by the European Union and by China about
Mark Carney tells global banks they cannot ignore climate change dangers

Mark Carney tells global banks they cannot ignore climate change dangers

Financial sector warned it risks losses from extreme weather and its stakes in polluting firmsThe global financial system faces an existential threat from climate change and must take urgent steps to
Global tensions holding back climate change fight, says WEF

Global tensions holding back climate change fight, says WEF

After extreme weather-related events, there is ‘need for international cooperation’Growing tension between the world’s major powers is the most urgent global risk and makes it harder to mobilise
Global tensions holding back climate change fight, says WEF

Global tensions holding back climate change fight, says WEF

After extreme weather-related events, there is ‘need for international cooperation’Growing tension between the world’s major powers is the most urgent global risk and makes it harder to mobilise
EU coal subsidy phase-out 'completely inconsistent with Paris deal'

EU coal subsidy phase-out 'completely inconsistent with Paris deal'

Stay of execution for coal subsidies has been heavily criticised by climate analystsAn EU deal to slowly phase out coal subsidies is “completely inconsistent” with the bloc’s Paris climate agreement
UN climate accord 'inadequate' and lacks urgency, experts warn

UN climate accord 'inadequate' and lacks urgency, experts warn

Agreement will fail to halt devastating rise in global temperature, say scientistsThe world has been put on notice that its best efforts so far will fail to halt the devastation of climate change, as
What was agreed at COP24 in Poland and why did it take so long?

What was agreed at COP24 in Poland and why did it take so long?

Fractious UN climate change talks ended with a deal on putting the Paris agreement into practice – but much else left unresolved‘We can move forward now’: climate talks take significant stepCountries
UN climate change talks avoid contentious issues in draft agreement

UN climate change talks avoid contentious issues in draft agreement

Struggles remain on enacting 2015 Paris accord despite more clarity on emissionsThe UN met on Saturday in Poland to discuss a draft agreement on climate change, which sources said was likely to pass,
Cutting emissions proves a sticking point at Poland climate talks

Cutting emissions proves a sticking point at Poland climate talks

Slow progress on 2015 Paris agreement comes as scientists warn of need to get on trackNegotiators at the climate conference in Poland have inched closer to an outcome, as the official deadline for
Pacific nations under climate threat urge Australia to abandon coal within 12 years

Pacific nations under climate threat urge Australia to abandon coal within 12 years

Frustrated leaders appeal to ‘all OECD countries’ to phase out use as Australia signals support for new plantsPacific countries vulnerable to climate change have urged Australia to abandon coal power
'Window is narrowing': scientists urge action at UN climate talks

'Window is narrowing': scientists urge action at UN climate talks

Gilet jaunes protests cast shadow as concerns raised over backlash against rapid changeScientists have laid down the gauntlet for political leaders as the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland,
Australia's silence during climate change debate shocks COP24 delegates

Australia's silence during climate change debate shocks COP24 delegates

Country accused of tacitly supporting oil allies’ rejection of the latest science As four of the world’s largest oil and gas producers blocked UN climate talks from “welcoming” a key scientific report
World Bank to invest $200bn to combat climate change

World Bank to invest $200bn to combat climate change

Sum available for 2021-25 represents doubling of current five-year plan The World Bank is to make about $200bn (£157bn) available to fund action on climate change from 2021-25, helping countries adapt