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Aviation vs climate as UK airport review released

NEWS: Contentious verdict on London airport expansion shackles UK to overshoot future CO2 targets

Green Climate Fund shortlists projects worth $500m

NEWS: UN-backed fund has identified “promising” ideas and aims to get first cash flowing to poor countries by December

China releases climate plan, targets emissions peak pre 2030

NEWS: Boost for UN deal hopes as world’s largest greenhouse gas polluter confirms it will aim to curb emissions in next 15 years

Alaska glaciers melting faster as planet overheats

NEWS: Climate change rather than natural causes is the main driver of state’s glacier loss, which is set to speed up, US scientists say

Warming above 1.5C will overwhelm islands, says Maldives minister

COMMENT: Proposed UN climate change pact will only be a success if it manages to secure radical carbon cuts ahead of 2020

Comment & Analysis
South Korea releases tougher climate target, citing green growth

NEWS: Seoul government says it values reputation as a climate leader with raised offer ahead of UN talks in Paris

UK climate credentials at risk, warns government advisor

NEWS: Most UK carbon-cutting policies expire within 5 years, notes report, and must be renewed to keep emissions cuts on track

EU-China summit ends with climate pledge imminent

NEWS: Global heavyweights sign climate change agreement in step-change in sino-European relations

China climate change plan due "very shortly" says envoy

NEWS: Beijing’s commitment to a UN deal is seen as critical to its success, with five months left before countries convene in Paris

Pope or Kochs: Tell us Republicans, who do you back?

BLOG: Political ad hits out at climate sceptic Republican hopefuls in 2016, as oil funders ready $900m election arsenal

India, China, Brazil & South Africa issue UN climate deal checklist

NEWS: Influential bloc of emerging economies sets out priorities for Paris pact with finance and differentiation topping agenda

UN climate deal will come too late for Kiribati, says leader

NEWS: Anote Tong says plans for migration advanced with rising sea levels already causing havoc in his country

Three climate odd couples who should get together

BLOG: Naturalist David Attenborough met Barack Obama and the Pope sought anti-capitalist Naomi Klein’s advice – who next?

Pakistan to set up carbon markets to cut emissions, lure investment

NEWS: ‘Carbon Neutral Pakistan’ initiative seeks to generate domestic green technology industry, government minister tells RTCC

Formula E the "right way to go" says head of world motorsport

NEWS: Former Ferrari chief Jean Todt tells RTCC he’s behind new electric series, as fans turn out in thousands for London finale

Technology, Transport
UN targets climate 'momentum' at New York summit

CRIB NOTES JUNE 29-JULY 3: Redford headlines UN meet, EU-China plan accord, UK set for fracking showdown

Breaking News
Euroland: psyched and ready for climate charm offensive

ANALYSIS: The EU has its climate negotiating priorities set out on six foot banners, but will it get its way in Paris?

Comment & Analysis
Netherlands court case win inspires climate campaigners

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

Breaking News
Alberta beefs up carbon levy in climate policy boost

NEWS: Canadian province’s step to strengthen regulation of oil patch more symbolic than effective in hitting emissions target

Controversial Australia coal mega-mine hangs in the balance

NEWS: Indian conglomerate Adani has suspended engineering work on the Carmichael project, raising speculation it could pull out