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#UN Climate Summit

"Adaptation costs are significantly higher than previously estimated, resulting in a growing 'adaptation finance gap'," said an executive summary of the draft IPCC report. Photo: Ashraf Shazly / AFP
"Adaptation costs are significantly high... […]

World needs trillions to face climate threat: draft UN report

Helping vulnerable nations cope with the multiplier effect of climate change will require trillions of dollars, not the billions now on the table at COP26, a draft UN report reveals
Locals stand by a damaged road between Beira and Chimoio in central Mozambique on March 19, 2019, after the area was hit by Cyclone Idai. Photo: Adrien Barbier / AFP
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Hard hit nations demand ‘loss and damage’ help at COP26

While COP26 struggles to rustle up promised funding to help vulnerable states prepare for future climate impacts, nations already reeling from disaster are demanding separate money for "loss and damage"
Youth activists protest against climate inaction on the sidelines of the COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow on November 5, 2021. Photo: Ben Stansall / AFP
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Good COP, bad COP: UN climate meet praised and panned

The COP26 climate talks resuming Monday have so far unfolded on parallel planes, with high-level announcements stage-managed by host Britain riding roughshod over a laborious UN process built on consensus
Direct air capture uses chemical processes to strip CO2 out of the air, then recycles it for industrial use or locks it away. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP
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Climate: Removing CO2 from the air no longer optional

The big question as COP26 nears is can major economies, by 2050, reduce emissions enough to deliver a carbon neutral world? Rising up the agenda are the tools to pull CO2 straight from the air
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
Activists (from L): Argentina's Nicole Becker, Russia's Arshak Makichyian, Australia's Chloe McCann and Toby Thorpe, Netherlands' Erik Christiansson, Sweden's Vega Minsson and France's Lea Ilardo pose in front of the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 logo at the 'IFEMA - Feria de Madrid' exhibition centre in Madrid on December 5, 2019
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Young people took to Madrid’s streets for climate: Who were they?

On December 6 young activists marched in Madrid, where negotiators from nearly 200 nations at UN climate talks are feeling the heat of an increasingly angry and anxious world