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Gore calls out China for financing coal power plants

12 Dec 2019

MADRID Former U.S. vice president and longtime climate campaigner Al Gore urged China on Thursday to stop financing coal power plants at a meeting with the lead climate negotiator for the world's second-largest economy at U.N. talks in Madrid.

Europe launches 'Green Deal' as Thunberg denounces climate inaction

11 Dec 2019

BRUSSELS/MADRID Europe sought on Wednesday to bolster the world's faltering battle against climate change with its "Green Deal" to slash fossil fuel dependence, while teen activist Greta Thunberg rebuked global leaders for dragging their feet. | Video

U.S. must fix relations with China to combat climate change - Michael Bloomberg

10 Dec 2019

MADRID A future U.S. government will have to rebuild relations with China to revive international efforts to combat climate change, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is running for president, said on Tuesday. | Video

Madrid climate negotiators seek to break deadlock on role of carbon markets

10 Dec 2019

LONDON/MADRID Negotiations on how carbon markets can be used by countries to meet their global warming goals under the Paris accord go down to the wire this week as United Nations climate talks enter their final days in Madrid.

France to forge partnership with Brazil states on Amazon, bypassing Bolsonaro

09 Dec 2019

MADRID France and a group of Brazilian states plan to announce a partnership to preserve the Amazon rainforest, the group's leader said on Monday, bypassing Brazil's federal government after a spat between the presidents of the two countries.

Brazil will drill massive oil find despite climate concerns: minister

09 Dec 2019

MADRID Brazil will push to expand oil drilling in its massive "pre-salt" oil and gas area off its coast in spite of growing global concerns about climate change, the country's energy minister told Reuters on Monday.

Brazil will not hold up climate deal over funding demand

05 Dec 2019

MADRID Brazil will not hold up a deal settling the final items of the Paris Agreement on climate change over a demand for more international funding for domestic environmental efforts, a senior Brazilian diplomat said on Thursday.

Europe's 'carbon border tax' could hurt climate negotiations - China adviser

04 Dec 2019

MADRID The European Union's proposed "carbon border tax" on imports could introduce uncertain and harmful factors to otherwise friendly cooperation in climate talks, an adviser to China's negotiating team at a United Nations conference said on Wednesday.

Don't fiddle while the planet burns, U.N. chief warns climate summit

03 Dec 2019

MADRID The world must choose hope over surrender in the fight against climate change, U.N. secretary-general Antonio Guterres said on Monday, warning a summit in Madrid that governments risked sleepwalking past a point of no return. | Video

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