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Himalayas count cost of damage from soot, methane and HFCs

NEWS: Impact of short lived pollutants likely to be felt across Indian subcontinent as Himalayan melt accelerates

Climate change weekly wrap (March #1) – news, video + analysis

NEWSLETTER: All you need to know from the last seven days of international climate change and energy politics

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"Second wave" of climate pledges to UN deal expected in September

ANALYSIS: New study shows a third of 81 surveyed countries have not started work yet on contribution to Paris pact

Comment & Analysis
Li Keqiang announces new energy target to wean China off coal

NEWS: Beijing government pledges to strictly enforce environmental regulations and “crack down” on illegal emissions

Amazon drought led to doubling of tree mortality

NEWS: Severe conditions caused rainforest to suck in lower levels of carbon dioxide, raising concern over future climate impacts

Green energy investor returns rise as carbon bubble looms

NEWS: Falling costs of renewables, green bonds growth and prospect of UN climate deal driving confidence in clean energy sector

Solar closing in on cost of coal-fired power - Deutsche Bank

NEWS: Prices could fall by as much as 40% by 2020, say analysts, who say rising power prices will make solar more attractive

Saudi Arabia to expand solar capacity, says oil minister

NEWS: Ali al-Naimi calls for greater cooperation between Europe and Middle East in developing Kingdom’s renewables potential

What are world leaders saying about a Paris climate agreement?

NEWS: Universal, ambitious, legally binding – governments are starting to make their views clear on a UN emissions cutting pact

UN prepares for disaster deal to address climate change risk

ANALYSIS: Proposed new UN-backed framework to help countries prepare for future extreme weather events in a warming world

UN: African Robin Hood tax could fund climate adaptation efforts

NEWS: Tax on finance, trade and tourism could net estimated $13 billion a year to help countries face expected extreme weather impacts

EU vows to preserve climate ambition in use of forests

NEWS: Climate Commissioner Canete tells RTCC there will be “no backsliding” from current climate commitments

Global warming raises California's drought vulnerability

NEWS: US researchers say climate change, not random chance, is likely to be causing California’s long drought, one of the worst on record

UK sees climate as "biggest diplomatic challenge" says lead envoy

NEWS: Low carbon leadership essential to protect country’s economic future, says Sir David King

China set to tighten coal and carbon caps in next five year plan

NEWS: Air pollution concerns driving Beijing lawmakers to get tough on polluting power plants and heavy industry

Climate change a likely factor in Syria civil war

NEWS: Researchers link climate to drought that affected Syria nearly a decade ago − and helped spark country’s conflict