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Arctic summit and interim talks heat up climate agenda

CRIB NOTES 31 AUG – 4 SEP: US president Barack Obama heads to Alaska, while climate negotiators meet in Bonn

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Quiz: Food, farming and climate change

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of the environmental impact of food around the world

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Weekly wrap: Bonn briefing, food and farming

WEEKLY WRAP: This week’s top climate politics and policy stories. Sign up here to have our Friday briefing sent to your inbox

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Mexico's dragging energy reforms threaten green reputation

NEWS: Developing country was hailed for early climate pledge, but the Senate is being slow to sign off crucial renewables law

Policy
Climate negotiators urged to up pace at Bonn session

ANALYSIS: As politicians converge on substantive issues, interim talks next week must address the legal structure of a global deal

Comment & Analysis
Paris climate agreement can’t leave behind the most vulnerable

COMMENT: If politics of pollution continue to trump rights of those most exposed to climate change, UN summit could be explosive

Living
EU should pressure Western Balkans to phase out coal - report

NEWS: As leaders meet in Vienna to discuss closer cooperation, they must address the energy transition, argues CAN Europe

Policy
Middle East faces 'extreme' water stress by 2040

NEWS: Shifting rainfall patterns and rising populations could drive conflict in many countries, warns World Resources Institute

Living
Australia 'has world's biggest climate policy gap' under Abbott

NEWS: Country is set to miss its “inadequate” 2030 emissions target due to Liberal leader’s attack on green regulation, say analysts

Policy
Farmers on four continents tell their climate change stories

BLOG: From Cuzco to Andhra Pradesh, crop growers and livestock owners are feeling the impacts of shifting weather patterns

Living
NASA: Sea level rise is accelerating as ice melts

NEWS: Scientists form new team to address big uncertainties in the pace of future changes to ice sheets and the ocean

Learning
Can Merkel’s visit to Brazil make waves for climate action?

ANALYSIS: Four experts break down the German chancellor’s trip, which tackled Brazil’s low carbon future and the Paris summit

Policy
What does China's Black Monday mean for the climate?

NEWS: Shanghai stock market crash will have rippling impacts on emissions, the green economy and Paris negotiations

Comment & Analysis
'Targeted punishment' strategy mooted to prevent climate free-riding

NEWS: Model based on game theory could boost cooperation between countries on emissions cuts, say researchers

Policy
US Navy invests in world's largest solar farm

NEWS: Mesquite 210MW project soon to be overtaken by Indian and Chinese mega-arrays, as cheap solar panels compete with coal

Energy
Why restoring degraded land is crucial to the climate

COMMENT: A new UN fund is aiming to cut emissions from bad land management and improve food, energy and water security

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