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The Social Democratic (SPD) candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz (C) is flanked by the Greens co-leader Annalena Baerbock and FDP leader Christian Lindner, following exploratory coalition talks in Berlin. Photo: Christof Stache / AFP
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Germany’s likely next coalition sketches out its plans

The three parties likely to form Germany's next government have outlined plans for Europe's biggest economy in an initial coalition agreement, touching on issues such as the minimum wage, taxes and climate protection
A climate activist from Insulate Britain is arrested during a demonstration in central London in which they blocked a roundabout while calling for the UK government to fund the insulation of Britain's homes, on October 8, 2021. Photo: Daniel Sorabji / AFP
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UK cracks down on climate change activists before UN summit

Britain is eager to brandish its environmental credentials before the upcoming COP26 summit, but it is grappling at the same time with mounting protests from climate activists
Protesters attend a 'Fridays For Future' demonstration for climate protection, part of a "Summer congress" in Dortmund, western Germany, on August 2, 2019. Photo: Ina Fassbender / AFP
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Climate justice: Rich nations dodge finance pledge

$100 billion a year in aid was promised over a decade ago to help developing nations curb carbon pollution and adapt to climate impacts. But rich countries haven't delivered
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says it is aiming for "net zero carbon emissions" by 2050, a bold but necessary goal according to its CEO Willie Walsh. Photo: Daniel Slim / AFP
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Zero net emissions by 2050: a huge challenge for the airline industry

How can passengers take 10 billion flights a year without contributing to global warming? The question of "greening" the international aviation sector by 2050 constitutes a huge task whose stakes can make the head spin, according to the airlines themselves