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Scientists develop extreme beans to withstand intense heat

NEWS: Researchers say new varieties of a tropical crop essential to people’s survival in Africa and Latin America

Satellite data indicates sea levels rising faster than expected

NEWS: Scientists analysing satellite data warn that rises in sea level are increasing threats to coastal cities and food security

No ban on coal finance as Green Climate Fund eyes first projects

NEWS: After lengthy talks in Songdo, UN-backed climate finance scheme has loose lending criteria for first funding proposals

Norway delivers climate pledge to UN ahead of Paris summit

NEWS: Oslo commits to 40% carbon cuts by 2030 with an additional goal of carbon neutrality by mid century

2C climate change target 'utterly inadequate'

NEWS: Leading scientist warns the world’s poor are not safe under internationally agreed warming limit

Tuvalu: Cyclone Pam shows we are still 'least developed'

NEWS: Pacific island nation is vulnerable to climate disaster and should not lose “least developed country” status, ambassador argues

Media coverage of UN climate science reports: why it matters

ANALYSIS: Is climate change an uncertain science, ideological struggle or opportunity? The way it is framed in the media affects public perception

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Pakistan shelves six coal-fired power projects

NEWS: Environmental concerns, lack of infrastructure and foreign investment hold up 14GW of planned power plants

Green Climate Fund names 7 investment partners

NEWS: National bodies in Senegal and Peru, non-profit social investors Acumen and Pacific island fund SPREP approved to disburse funds

MEPs urged to back human rights safeguards on climate finance

NEWS: Hydropower and coal projects funded by rich countries have been linked to human rights abuses, NGOs tell European lawmakers

Norway parliament approves new climate change law

NEWS: Overwhelming majority of lawmakers back plans for country to draft tough new legislation to address greenhouse gas emissions

Green Climate Fund urged to ban coal funding

NEWS: Revelations Japan is using climate funds to invest in coal power put UN’s flagship fund under pressure to agree fossil fuel ban

Oxford mock UN climate summit offers lessons for everyone

BLOG: Students at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University, are role-playing the Paris talks – can they strike a deal?

Insurers told to pull cover from coal companies

NEWS: Climate risks linked to burning coal should make insurers think again before backing industry, says Jeremy Oppenheim

Mary Robinson: Climate deal must respect human rights

INTERVIEW: UN climate envoy and former president of Ireland says clean energy access for the poorest must be a priority

UK government Green Bank to invest in Africa and India

NEWS: State-backed bank given £200 million to back overseas clean development projects and boost private sector funding flows