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UN criticises UK and Germany for betraying Paris climate deal

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Mary Robinson says new UK tax breaks for oil and gas will cost taxpayers billions. Photograph: Jean-Marc Ferré/UN Photo

Climate change envoy singles out both countries for subsidising the fossil fuel industry and says the UK has lost its position as a climate leader

July 18, 2016 — Ban Ki-moon’s climate change envoy has accused the UK and Germany of backtracking on the spirit of the Paris climate deal by financing the fossil fuel industry through subsidies.  Continue reading UN criticises UK and Germany for betraying Paris climate deal

UN names special envoys for El Niño and climate

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SPECIAL ENVOYS. Macharia Kamau (L) and Mary Robinson (R) are the United Nations’ special envoys for El Niño and climate. Kamau photo by Miguel Medina/AFP; Robinson photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP

The new special envoys will be responsible for ‘raising the profile and sounding the alarm,’ says UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

UNITED NATIONS (May 22, 2016) — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday, May 20, appointed former Irish President Mary Robinson and Kenyan diplomat Macharia Kamau as special envoys for El Niño and climate. Continue reading UN names special envoys for El Niño and climate