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We're making progress - towards 3deg warming

Today 12:00pm - If all governments achieve their largely insufficient climate targets, the world will see 3deg of warming by 2100, twice the 1.5deg limit they agreed in Paris three years ago, says the Climate Action Tracker’s annual update, delivered today at the climate talks in Katowice.

Indigenous peoples clinch climate deal

Today 12:00pm - Indigenous peoples clinched a deal in Poland that will give them a voice in global climate change negotiations, but only after conceding to a push to put national sovereignty above their rights.

Vietnam milk boom leads to billions of cartons on beaches

Today 12:00pm - More than eight billion Tetra Paks are sold every year in Vietnam – and only a few percent are recycled. It’s having a devastating effect on the environment.

Patagonia gives $10m tax cut to the cimate cause

Today 12:00pm - Outdoor clothing company Patagonia will be giving to the planet the $10 million it made as a result of President Trump's tax cuts.

Australia's silence shocks delegates

Tuesday - Australia has been accused of tacitly supporting oil allies’ rejection of the UN's latest science report at the climate summit in Katowice.

US is still very much in the game

Tuesday - Forget Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris Agreement. The US is still very much in and zealously setting the tone of international climate change negotiations.

BP faces shareholder challenge over carbon targets

Tuesday - BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil face a shareholder challenge to set carbon targets in line with the Paris Agreement, as a green group seeks to repeat its success in pressuring Shell to set environmental benchmarks.


Bolsonaro appoints 'beef caucus' minister

Tuesday - Brazil’s far right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has named Ricardo de Aquino Salles, a 43-year-old lawyer and a staunch ‘beef caucus’ ally to lead his environment department.

Climate plans pushed to 2041 in UN draft

Tuesday - The start date of an important element of the Paris Agreement would be set 23 years in the future under a proposal from major emerging economies.

By 2025, VW intends to be making million e-cars a year

Tuesday - German auto giant Volkswagen is embarking on an electric spurt, pressing ahead with plans aimed at producing more than a million electric cars a year by 2025.

Global investors call for more action

Monday - The largest-ever group of institutional investors has called on governments around the world to urgently increase their efforts to meet the Paris climate change agreement goals.

Oil producerrs scrap over UN climate report

Monday - Four big oil and gas producers blocked UN climate talks from welcoming the most influential climate science report in years, as a meeting in Poland descended into acrimony.

California plans coastal retreat as sea starts swallowing homes

Monday - Ocean-front homes could be demolished along California's coastline under a groundbreaking proposal to preserve the state's made-for-movies beaches before they're destroyed by rising seawater.

Airlines not using enough green planes

Monday - Airlines are failing to take up the most efficient planes in sufficient numbers to make a significant dent in their carbon dioxide emissions, says a new study.

War hero president MIA in early climate battles

Monday - Among the tributes paid to former US president George H.W. Bush has been plenty of reflection on his war record – but less on how he handled himself during the early skirmishes of the climate battle.

Climate control could save millions of lives, says WHO

Friday - Beating climate change would save at least a million lives a year, the World Health Organisation has told the UN climate summit in Poland, making it a moral imperative.

Indonesia manages to fly below the radar

Friday - International leaders are in Katowice debating the world's warming climate - but seldom mentioned is Indonesia, one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases.

Parched world watches as water vanishes

Friday - This parched world’s landlocked basins – they make up a fifth of the Earth’s surface – have lost at least 100 billion tonnes of water every year since the century began.

Greenland ice melt is in overdrive

Friday - Melting on Greenland's ice sheet has gone into overdrive, with meltwater runoff increasing 50 per cent since the start of the industrial era and continuing to accelerate, new research shows.


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