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Banks have watered down climate pledges and continued to finance the fossil fuel industry in the six years since the Paris accord was signed, and Gulf states are making net zero carbon emission pledges but say they need to keep oil flowing to fund their green energy transitions. Plus, the FT’s US editor-at-large, Gillian Tett, explains how private institutions are stepping up to fund the fight against climate change. 

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