Former US vice-president Al Gore speaks by video at the launch of Countdown at the TED World Theatre in New York. Photo: TED

Leave politics and trade concerns out of climate change fight, advocates warn

  • Climate change ‘cannot be a partisan issue’, UN expert and Paris Agreement architect Christiana Figueres says
  • Humanity faces existential danger if politics is allowed to intrude on the climate battle, Countdown initiative’s launch told
Topic |   Climate change

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Former US vice-president Al Gore speaks by video at the launch of Countdown at the TED World Theatre in New York. Photo: TED
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Last month’s flooding in Venice highlighted concerns about climate change. Photo: EPA-EFE

China and EU try to forge common front to lead fight against climate change

  • Cooperation between Brussels and Beijing will take on renewed importance at this month’s Madrid summit after the US exited an agreement to limit emissions
  • Governments are increasingly aware of the need to ‘fight the same battle’, but must now find ways to translate this concurrence into action
Topic |   Climate crisis

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Last month’s flooding in Venice highlighted concerns about climate change. Photo: EPA-EFE
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