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Cop27 Climate Summit Promises Disaster Aid to Poor Nations

The Conference in Sharm El Sheikh focuses also on the most vulnerable communities as the climate crisis hardens life conditions of those already most disadvantaged.Dominika Zarzycka / Zuma Press This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. On the eve of the Cop27 climate conference that has just finished in…

UK Environment Minister Slams Conservative Attacks on Climate “Wokeness”

Zac Goldsmith in 2020.Paul Ellis/AP This story was originally published by Canada’s National Observer and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Rightwing Tory MPs should stop portraying concerns over the climate and nature as “woke”, and understand that voters are deeply concerned about the crisis, the Conservative minister Zac Goldsmith has warned. “What I’m trying to persuade…

Planting Trees to Offset Emissions Sounds Great, but There’s a Catch

Soeren Stache/dpa/ZUMA This story was originally published by the Inside Climate News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Countries’ climate pledges rely on “unrealistic” and “extensive” amounts of land for carbon removal projects like tree planting schemes, a new report from the University of Melbourne said.  A landmass larger than the entire United…