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U.N. chief's test: Shaming without naming the world's climate delinquents

António Guterres has spoken sharply of “planet wreckers” ahead of this week’s United Nations climate summit, but politics makes it tricky to get specific.
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Fake social media profiles wage "organised" propaganda campaign on Cop28

Fake social media profiles have been spreading propaganda messages about Cop28 and attacking criticism of its host, the United Arab Emirates, in what experts called an “organised” campaign.

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UN's Green Climate Fund too scared of risk, finds official review

The UN’s flagship climate fund is struggling to clearly manage risks in its projects, an independent review has found, making it wary of taking on high-impact projects in developing countries.

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What gets prioritised and ignored at UN climate negotiations?

A new study analysed UN climate negotiation agendas going back to 1995 to understand which issues have been prioritised – and those that have not.
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Hansen: The eyes of climate change history are on Biden

The president has an opportunity to take the fundamental step on climate change that eluded all past leaders, and he can start by taxing carbon emissions.
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Dykstra: The Earth Summit to end all Earth Summits

Thirty years ago, the Rio Earth Summit came together to solve our problems. Really?

In 1972, world leaders had gathered in Stockholm in an unprecedented acknowledgement that we were running into trouble. The gathering hammered out a weighty Statement of Principles. It was the first draft of an owner’s manual for planet Earth, but it left much to do.

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UN climate change negotiating bloc rejects Russia, condemning its invasion of Ukraine

As the international community seeks to cut off Russia from the global economy, there are moves to isolate Moscow diplomatically in the climate space.