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  • A reliable and consistent inventory is important for the international community to track and promote the progress of climate finance. A machine learning classifier reveals that the current framework may overestimate the actual number of bilateral climate finance projects.

    • Malte Toetzke
    • Anna Stünzi
    • Florian Egli
    Brief Communication
  • Assessing 3,129 species of trees and shrubs found in 164 global urban areas shows that over half of the species currently experience non-ideal climates. They project increases in risk due to climate change by 2050 and highlight cities where all species are at risk.

    • Manuel Esperon-Rodriguez
    • Mark G. Tjoelker
    • Rachael V. Gallagher
  • The authors use long-term ground and satellite data to reveal the impact of drought on autumn date of foliar senescence (DFS). They link increased drought impacts to precipitation changes and plant functional traits and project earlier DFS by the end of the century, particularly at high latitudes.

    • Chaoyang Wu
    • Jie Peng
    • Quansheng Ge
  • The Atlantic Niño is an important mode of tropical climate variability, but how it reacts to climate change is not well known due to model biases. Here the authors show a robust weakening of the Atlantic Niño of up to 24–48% under high emissions until the end of the century.

    • Lander R. Crespo
    • Arthur Prigent
    • Emilia Sánchez-Gómez
    Article Open Access
  • The Atlantic Niño/Niña is an important mode of tropical climate variability, but how it changes with global warming is not clear. Here the authors use a comprehensive model ensemble to show that the Atlantic Niño/Niña system will probably weaken under greenhouse warming.

    • Yun Yang
    • Lixin Wu
    • Tao Geng
  • The success of international climate cooperation relies on whether national commitments are believable under the Paris Agreement. Based on the survey with experienced climate policy professionals, the authors explore the determinants of credibility of national commitments.

    • David G. Victor
    • Marcel Lumkowsky
    • Astrid Dannenberg
    Article Open Access
  • Infrastructure investment needs to account for climate change globally, yet most day-to-day projects are small and poorly served by economic assessment processes. Four simple adjustments to cost–benefit analysis practices would greatly improve decision making for future infrastructure resilience.

    • Russell M. Wise
    • Tim Capon
    • Mark Stafford-Smith
  • There has been a series of announcements related to climate legislation from the United States of America in recent months. This shift to climate action in the United States sparks hope that its actions could encourage other countries to step up.


Tenth Anniversary

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