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Nov 17, 2023 at 08:12 | Felicity Bradstock

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Nov 14, 2023 at 07:37 | City A.M

You’ll remember the image: Tovalu’s climate minister Simon Kofe rolling up his trousers to give up a recorded speech for the Glasgow Cop26 climate conference standing knee-deep in…

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A top UN official expressed concerns that Afghanistan has been excluded from global discussions on climate change, despite being among the top 10…

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Jul 10, 2023 at 08:47 | Kurt Cobb

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