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Canada election: Trudeau’s Liberals win but lose majority

Outlets around the world are reporting this morning that Justin Trudeau’s Liberal party has narrowly retained power in Canada in a general election where climate change was a…

DAILY BRIEF | 22.10.19

‘A tectonic shift’: Green Party makes historic gains in Swiss vote

AP reports that Switzerland’s Green Party has “made historic gains” in national elections. However, the anti-immigrant rightwing remains the largest party in parliament despite a slip in its…

DAILY BRIEF | 21.10.19

Climate-change protesters disrupt London rush hour

Climate activists Extinction Rebellion (XR) disrupted rail services in London yesterday morning, reports Reuters, “sparking a clash between angry commuters and a protester who had climbed onto the…

DAILY BRIEF | 18.10.19

Climate change: Boris Johnson to chair new committee

The UK’s prime minister Boris Johnson is to chair a new cabinet committee on climate change in a bid to co-ordinate policy across government, BBC News reports. It…

DAILY BRIEF | 17.10.19

Concerns as EU bank balks at plan to halt fossil fuel investments

The largest public bank in the world, the European Investment Bank (EIB), has failed to halt new investments in fossil fuels after “last-minute lobbying…forced a postponement,” the Guardian…

DAILY BRIEF | 16.10.19

Government tables ‘groundbreaking’ environment bill

The UK government will today formally table its long-awaited environment bill in Parliament, promising that the “landmark” legislation will reshape environmental regulation and enforcement in the UK after Brexit, reports…

DAILY BRIEF | 15.10.19

Renewable energy generates more electricity than fossil fuels in the UK for first time

There is widespread coverage across the UK media of Carbon Brief’s latest analysis showing that renewable-energy sources generated more electricity than fossil-fuel power plants over the past three…

DAILY BRIEF | 14.10.19

IMF climate report calls for massive carbon tax in just 10 years to limit global warming

A global agreement to implement a substantial carbon tax would be the most efficient way of tackling climate change, according to a new study by the International Monetary…

DAILY BRIEF | 11.10.19

Revealed: the 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions

The Guardian has launched a new series titled “The polluters”, which begins with a front-page story looking at new analysis which shows how 20 fossil fuel companies are directly linked to more…

DAILY BRIEF | 10.10.19
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