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Pakistan plans special force to protect forests from timber mafia

NEWS: Government allocates $9.83 million for commandos to safeguard future of communities and timber

Nature
National Bank of Abu Dhabi: It's time to invest in clean energy

BLOG: Falling solar module prices, soaring demand for clean energy and new storage technologies all offer safety for potential investors, says bank

Blog
Decline in China coal demand to continue, says Beijing expert

NEWS: Emissions could peak earlier than government target of 2030 as tide starts to turn against coal, world’s dirtiest form of energy

Energy
Scientists confirm 'critical link' between CO2 emissions and warming

NEWS: High-precision field instruments in the US have provided the first real-time “action shots” of the increasing impact of CO2

Learning
Natural ocean cycles behind global warming pause, say scientists

NEWS: Temperatures may be rising more slowly than expected because of two oceanic cycles lasting half a century

Learning
Ocean acidification attack on algae damaging marine ecosystems

NEWS: Development of group of alga may be stunted as oceans absorb more carbon dioxide, with widespread effects for marine life, say scientists

Learning
Christiana Figueres: We need a climate deal for the people of Guiuan

COMMENT: UN climate chief says recent visit to typhoon-hit Philippines demonstrates why a deal to curb global warming in Paris is essential

Comment & Analysis
Zhang Yong favourite to replace Xie as China climate envoy in Paris

NEWS: Veteran Communist Party official set to take control of Beijing’s negotiating team as talks enter critical phase

Policy
Game of Thrones bloggers ring climate change alarm bells in US

NEWS: What links Westeros to the US senate? A growing number of bloggers see climate messages in HBO show

Living
Rajendra Pachauri allegations will not affect IPCC work, say officials

NEWS: UN climate science panel says it will examine its policies on harassment in light of Pachauri harassment allegations

Learning
Todd Stern: Don't rush to judge Paris climate change deal

NEWS: Chief US negotiator says December 2015 summit will be first step in series of deals up to and beyond 2020

Policy
This snowball disproves global warming, says US senator Jim Inhofe

NEWS: Sceptical lawmaker brings snow from Capitol Hill into debating chamber in effort to prove climate change is a hoax

Policy
Switzerland issues pledge for UN climate change pact

NEWS: Bern says it will target 50% greenhouse gas cuts on 1990 levels by 2030, and 70-85% by 2050

Policy
Fickle Russian foreign policy could cause Arctic clash, say UK Lords

NEWS: Russia’s unpredictable foreign policy could put peaceful international cooperation in the Arctic at risk, warns UK report

Policy
Bank of England: finance bodies should assess climate risk

NEWS: In discussion paper issued by UK’s central bank, finance world considers how it could green its investments

Business
Climate change weekly wrap – latest news, great photos and analysis

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

Breaking News
Scientists to deploy ocean cameras as acidification fears mount

NEWS: Thermal cameras could measure ocean temperatures, while microwave sensors could measure ocean salinity, say scientists

Learning
China's coal use fell 2.9% in 2014

NEWS: New government statistics indicate significant drop in coal use, with 0.7% drop in 2014 emissions projected by analysts

Learning
France and Philippines call for "ambitious" UN climate deal

NEWS: Presidents Hollande and Aquino joined forces to urge all countries to sign up to “universal” deal in Paris this December

Policy
Prince Charles mocks climate sceptics in Royal Society speech

NEWS: Climate science is clear, says heir to British throne, and calls on governments to adopt ambitious emissions cutting treaty in Paris

Policy