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We have to balance outrage with optimism, says UN’s former climate chief

Speaking in the lead up to Cop28 in Dubai, Christiana Figueres said she has lost faith in oil companies.

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Cop28 host UAE’s approach is ‘dangerous’, says UN’s ex-climate chief

Christiana Figueres says focus on carbon capture is direct threat to the survival of vulnerable countries.

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Current policies will bring ‘catastrophic’ climate breakdown, warn former UN leaders

The policies currently in place to tackle the climate crisis around the world will lead to “catastrophic” climate breakdown, as governments have failed to take the actions needed to fulfil their promises, three former UN climate leaders have warned.

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Christiana Figueres: Should we feel joy or despair that we’re on track to keep global heating to 2C?

A 2C world will bring much devastation, but we can celebrate the work that has brought us to this point.

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Fighting 'doomism': Can anything be done to fight climate change? UN report says 'yes'

Climate change is going to get worse, but as gloomy as the latest scientific reports are, including today's from the United Nations, scientist after scientist stresses that curbing global warming is not hopeless.

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Shell CEO roasted at TED countdown climate conference

As Shell’s CEO Ben van Beurden spoke at a TED conference, he was interrupted by organizers, one of whom called him "one of the most evil people in the world."
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Christiana Figueres: Covid-19 has given us the chance to build a low-carbon future

Lockdown won't save the world from warming, but the pandemic is an opportunity to pursue a green economic recovery.