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In final hours thoughts turn to look at what 'winning' looks like in Paris

As rich countries declare ‘ambition’ while racing to weaken the text, some climate justice campaigners are turning their backs on the COP21 negotiations and looking elsewhere for hope, reports Morgan Curtis.

Filed in: Climate Change Environment France Pollution Sustainability

Two good days when crimes against nature were exposed

An extraordinary gathering of frontline communities in Paris has been presenting evidence of crimes against nature. Nigerian poet and activist Nnimmo Bassey reports.

Filed in: Climate Change Environment Pollution Sustainability

Latest agreement at Paris climate talks ‘nowhere close to good enough’

Yet another draft Paris agreement was released Wednesday, and was immediately renounced by civil society, Adam Greenberg reports.

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Will Paris promises lead to catastrophic warming?

The ‘high ambition coalition’ is really about undermining developing world groups, argues Nick Dearden.

Filed in: Climate Change Environment Pollution Sustainability

COP21 and the carbon market menace

There is a diplomatic silence over carbon trading at COP21, but a Paris climate agreement could offer a lifeline to carbon ‘offsetting’ schemes, while new rules could help build a global carbon market, writes Oscar Reyes.

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The pipe dream that came true

Cherri Foytlin on the significance of Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

Filed in: Disasters Environment Indigenous Peoples Oil Pollution

China's climate transition

Is the world’s most populous country a climate villain or an environmental leader? Sam Geall investigates.

Filed in: China Climate Change Politics Pollution

The stuff problem

How much mined material will we need to build a 100-per-cent renewable world? Danny Chivers works it out.

Filed in: Climate Change Conservation Environment Mining Pollution Sustainability

Global protests oppose Vedanta mining company

Protestors used the company’s annual meeting to highlight human and environmental abuses, write Samarendra Das and Miriam Rose.

Filed in: Africa Environment India Mining Pollution Waste

‘Paris Pledge’ pushes for coal-industry retirement

Getting the banking sector out of coal can boost ambition at Paris climate summit, says Catalina von Hildebrand.

Filed in: Climate Change Energy Environment Mining Pollution

Fracking goes on trial

News of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal is an important step toward truth, argues Julie Wassmer.

Filed in: Environment Pollution Population Power

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