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UN chief warns of ‘breakdown in trust’ with no deal in sight at Cop27

With only one full day of official talks left, there are no clear agreements on key issues including funding for loss and damage. The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has flown to the attempted rescue of troubled climate talks in Egypt, warning of a “breakdown in trust” between rich and poor governments that could scupper …

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The world is going to miss the totemic 1.5°C climate target

Three strikes and you’re out is a pretty good rule. And the politicians and negotiators attending the Paris climate summit, “cop21”, in December 2015 were facing their third strike. Their first and second attempts to bind the world into a meaningful pact that would control greenhouse-gas emissions—in Kyoto in 1997 and in Copenhagen in 2009—had …

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