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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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”

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

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

US climate strategy: 'goad' leaders into voluntary action

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

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

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

US military prepares forces for climate change impacts

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

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 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

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

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

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