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Julia Gillard: Tony Abbott's climate policies are a "con"

NEWS: Former PM launches blistering critique of current leader in autobiography account of Australia’s carbon tax battle

Policy
Qingdao prepares China's 8th regional carbon market

NEWS: A Chinese city of 9 million people is getting in on emissions trading, despite being left out of an official pilot programme

Business
Sweden calls on EU to agree 50% carbon cuts for 2030

NEWS: Stockholm says target would be in line with region’s capabilities, days before key meeting in Brussels

Policy
Biodiversity: the ‘stepchild’ of international talks

INTERVIEW: With little hard cash on the table at UN summit, biodiversity champions seek to link up with mainstream agendas

Nature
Carbon emissions aren’t the only danger, says Greenpeace founder

NEWS: Veteran of early green movement speaks out about the danger of neglecting other issues that threaten the planet

Living
EU boss names Sefcovic for energy top job

NEWS: Jean-Claude Juncker has nominated Slovakia’s Maros Sefcovic as vice president of “energy union”, which will oversee climate policy

Policy
Windmills, snails and science tales: Paterson comes out of his shell

COMMENT: The former UK environment secretary Owen Paterson has kicked off a debate on climate policy, but not the one the public want

Comment & Analysis
Natural gas boom will not slow climate change - study

NEWS: Research from five countries shows a gas glut will make no difference to global warming

Energy
Legal elements in proposed UN climate deal find mixed support

NEWS: New submissions to UN indicate preference for more general rules on accounting and monitoring emissions

Policy
The energy bridge: How EU countries justify fossil fuels

ANALYSIS: In Germany and Italy, for different reasons, governments are pushing dirty sources of energy as “transition fuels”

Energy
Concern mounts in Marshall Islands as high tides swamp capital

NEWS: Majuro counts cost of latest flooding as 30 ‘Pacific Warriors’ set off for Australia in canoes to highlight concerns

Nature
Lord Giddens: Hope must trump fear in climate debate

BLOG: Former advisor to UK prime minister Tony Blair lays out four ways to quash the despair of climate change

Blog
US climate strategy: 'goad' leaders into voluntary action

NEWS: Chief negotiator Todd Stern argues for a climate deal based on non-binding national commitments

Policy
Take on the "fatcats" or scrap EU carbon market - think-tank

NEWS: Europe’s emissions trading system is failing as steel and cement companies hoard excess pollution permits, warns Sandbag

Business
Prepare for a stronger Africa at UN climate talks, says Congo envoy

INTERVIEW: Africa faces trials, but there’s no doubt it’s a force to be reckoned with at Paris, says Congo negotiator Tosi Mpanu Mpanu

Policy
US military prepares forces for climate change impacts

NEWS: Department of Defense releases climate adaptation report, anticipating increased stress on armed forces

Policy
Divestment campaign signs up first Swedish city

NEWS: Örebro has committed to drop its investments in coal, oil and gas companies, in line with a goal to go fossil-free by 2050

Energy
Energy companies unprepared for climate risks - study

NEWS: Only 7% of coal, oil and gas companies have checked their projects are consistent with limiting dangerous global warming, says Carbon Tracker Initiative

Energy
Africans need to regain control of energy resources, says IEA

NEWS: US$3 trillion investment needed by 2040 to provide electricity to fast-growing population, but challenges persist

Energy
Is Africa ready for the Green Climate Fund?

ANALYSIS: The fund’s board hopes to thrash out its issues in Barbados this week. But African countries must show they are ready to make good use of climate cash

Comment & Analysis