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The ‘elephant’ of fossil fuels is not even in the room at UN climate summit

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The mere mention of fossil fuel phaseouts in the UN climate summit’s texts is not enough to save humanity or the planet, and the oil and gas lobby is weakening commitments in Glasgow even further, international environmental groups say.

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Oceans will determine if we sink or swim when it comes to achieving our climate goals

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The world’s oceans suck up a huge chunk of human-caused emissions, but their role in mitigation strategies and targets is largely absent from critical negotiations underway at the UN climate conference in Glasgow, Canadian scientist Anya Waite says. 

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Hopes of climate success at COP26 fuels Canada’s new environment minister

By John Woodside,  National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

With a plan to eventually deliver promised international climate financing now complete, Canada’s newly minted Climate Minister Steven Guilbeault is “cautiously optimistic” about the success of upcoming United Nations talks in Glasgow, he said at a press conference Friday.

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