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Obama makes Arctic appeal for action on climate

NEWS: “This is a solvable problem if we start now,” US president says at close of Glacier summit in Anchorage, Alaska

Policy
Countries divided on priorities for UN climate deal

NEWS: Lack of climate finance and inadequate carbon cuts headline concerns for developing countries at Bonn talks

Policy
Arctic climate summit: Do leaders love their children enough?

COMMENT: President Obama spoke of his daughters at the Glacier meeting in Alaska, but it was a cab driver whose words hit home

Comment & Analysis
Former UN climate chief criticises Paris summit plans

NEWS: Yvo de Boer questions the French presidency approach of inviting world leaders to launch the two-week conference

Policy
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

Blog
Seven things to know about Monday's Arctic climate summit

BLOG: US president Barack Obama is heading to the Glacier meet in Alaska on Monday, but what is it and why does it matter?

Policy
Obama heads to Arctic to hammer climate message

NEWS: President to use Alaska meeting to address melting Arctic’s challenges and forge ahead on global climate deal talks

Policy
Quiz: Food, farming and climate change

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

Blog
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

Blog
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