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In final hours thoughts turn to look at what 'winning' looks like in Paris

As rich countries declare ‘ambition’ while racing to weaken the text, some climate justice campaigners are turning their backs on the COP21 negotiations and looking elsewhere for hope, reports Morgan Curtis.

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We are going backwards, COP21 is the opposite of progress

We are going backwards, COP21 is the opposite of progress

Naomi Klein speaks with Frank Barat about the limits of the Paris climate talks.

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Two good days when crimes against nature were exposed

Two good days when crimes against nature were exposed

An extraordinary gathering of frontline communities in Paris has been presenting evidence of crimes against nature. Nigerian poet and activist Nnimmo Bassey reports.

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What does COP21 loss and damage mean in human terms?

What does COP21 loss and damage mean in human terms?

Visiting Paris from Gambia, Saiba Suso explains the politics and euphemisms that climate negotiators use and that conceal how the talks impact lives.

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Latest agreement at Paris climate talks ‘nowhere close to good enough’

Latest agreement at Paris climate talks ‘nowhere close to good enough’

Yet another draft Paris agreement was released Wednesday, and was immediately renounced by civil society, Adam Greenberg reports.

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Hundreds gathered by the famous pyramid to spell out ‘FOSSIL FREE CULTURE’ with black umbrellas.Kristian Buus

Art, oil and arrests in Paris

Today, hundreds protested against oil sponsorship at the Louvre and ten were arrested. Jess Worth was in the thick of the action.

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Will Paris promises lead to catastrophic warming?

The ‘high ambition coalition’ is really about undermining developing world groups, argues Nick Dearden.

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‘Recognizing our rights to live in our forests is part of the solution to climate change’

‘Recognizing our rights to live in our forests is part of the solution to climate change’

Justin Kenrick meets with Sengwer community's Yator Kiptum and Milka Chepkorir about the meaning of climate justice.

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As COP21 enters final week, civil society escalates message

As COP21 enters final week, civil society escalates message

Last week, the sterile hallways at COP21 rang with the chants ‘1.5 to stay alive!' Morgan Curtis reports from Paris as climate talks enter their final week.

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Building resilience to climate change in rural Malawi

Building resilience to climate change in rural Malawi

Malawian environmental journalist Charles Mkoka reports on how communities are already adapting to the ever-changing climate around them.

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Photo: Brendan Montague, from Paris

Is Saudi Arabia the big bad wolf of the Paris climate talks?

The oil producing giant blocked efforts in Paris to limit global warming to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels, Kyla Mandel and Brendan Montague report.

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COP21 and the carbon market menace

COP21 and the carbon market menace

There is a diplomatic silence over carbon trading at COP21, but a Paris climate agreement could offer a lifeline to carbon ‘offsetting’ schemes, while new rules could help build a global carbon market, writes Oscar Reyes.

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End War(Ming): we need system change, not climate change

End War(Ming): we need system change, not climate change

Following the British parliamentary vote to bomb Syria, Iraq War veteran and peace activist Shawna Foster explains how these kinds of military interventions are linked to fossil fuels and climate change.

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Police with banner.Daniel Jubelirer

Youth stand with vulnerable to demand climate justice

Young delegates inside the Paris climate summit were frustrated that the media were ignoring key issues. So yesterday, they took matters into their own hands, Morgan Curtis reports.

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The youth movement strikes back

The youth movement strikes back

A new global youth action network – the Climate Strike – was born in Paris this week. Marienna Pope-Weidemann and Samir Dathi were there to hear their plans.

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Women leading reforestation efforts in South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of Congo.Photo: Neema Namadamu

Women on the frontlines of climate change at COP21 and beyond

Women are rising up across the globe to say, ‘we are not just victims, we are the solution!’, writes Osprey Orielle Lake.

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Five years ago...

Chris Brazier looks back at our December 2010 issue.

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'The real power is below'

Southern campaigners, trade unionists and grasroots organizers discuss Paris, and beyond.

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Drowned out by big oil: 13-year-old Laurel from Children Against Global Warming performs inside the BP-sponsored British Museum in September 2015, as part of the growing movement against oil sponsorship.Photo: Natasha Quarmby / Art Not Oil

Still biting

Big Oil's history of denial, delay and distortion is laid bare by Greg Muttitt.

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What's on the table at Paris?

Which proposals should we praise, and which should we protest?

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