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The global plastics treaty can fight climate change — if it reduces plastic production

During the second round of negotiations for a global plastics treaty in Paris this week, diplomats have clashed over competing priorities — including the role of recycling and how to address toxic chemicals. But some experts are arguing that one issue…

Fossil fuel firms owe climate reparations of $209bn a year, says study

The world’s top fossil fuel companies owe at least $209bn in annual climate reparations to compensate communities most damaged by their polluting business and decades of lies, a new study calculates. BP, Shell, ExxonMobil, Total, Saudi Arabia’s state oil company…

Developing country voices will be excluded at UN plastic talks, say NGOs

Scientists and NGOs have accused the UN’s environment programme (Unep) of locking out those “most needing to be heard” from upcoming negotiations in Paris aimed at halting plastic waste. Last-minute restrictions to the numbers of NGOs attending what the head…

Carbon dioxide removal: the tech that is polarising climate science

For some scientists, they are the inevitable next stage of staving off the existential threat of climate chaos. For others, they should not even be talked about. Carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies, which provide a means of sucking carbon out…

Billionaires are fascinated by solar geoengineering — but climate scientists are far from convinced – CNBC

The United Nations Environment Program, the world’s leading voice on the environment, said in late February that far more research into the risks and benefits of SRM would be required before there can be any consideration for its potential deployment….


Climate justice takes centrestage at UN, top European court in historic firsts

UN General Assembly passes resolution calling world’s highest court to opine on state responsibilities towards climate protection; European Court hears case filed by over 2,000 senior women against Swiss government

United Nations adopts landmark resolution on climate justice

A UN resolution was adopted on Wednesday that should make it easier to hold polluting countries legally accountable for failing to tackle the climate emergency, in a vote which was hailed as a historic victory for climate justice. The UN…

Climate change: Can we really take CO2 back out the air? – BBC

Tackling climate change could require sucking carbon back out of the atmosphere, according to the IPCC. Jocelyn Timperley looks at how these ‘negative emissions’ might work. Humanity is on thin ice. Only rapid reductions in fossil fuel use, increased efficiency…

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