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Green Climate Fund urged to ban coal funding

NEWS: Revelations Japan is using climate funds to invest in coal power put UN’s flagship fund under pressure to agree fossil fuel ban

Business
Oxford mock UN climate summit offers lessons for everyone

BLOG: Students at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University, are role-playing the Paris talks – can they strike a deal?

Blog
Insurers told to pull cover from coal companies

NEWS: Climate risks linked to burning coal should make insurers think again before backing industry, says Jeremy Oppenheim

Business
Mary Robinson: Climate deal must respect human rights

INTERVIEW: UN climate envoy and former president of Ireland says clean energy access for the poorest must be a priority

Policy
UK government Green Bank to invest in Africa and India

NEWS: State-backed bank given £200 million to back overseas clean development projects and boost private sector funding flows

Business
UK climate consensus fails to convince green groups

SKETCH: Fracking, aviation and Brexit spark heated debate at Greener Britain Hustings – which does not win over environmentalists

Blog
Coal mining banned in India's Mahan forest

NEWS: Campaigners claim victory after Ministry of Coal confirms a controversial coal block in sensitive forest will not be auctioned

Energy
US coal crash 'serves as a warning' to fossil fuel investors

NEWS: At least 26 US coal companies have gone bankrupt in the last three years, finds Carbon Tracker, in a sign of things to come

Energy
Falling battery prices boost outlook for electric vehicles

ANALYSIS: Petrol and diesel cars cheaper, but gap is narrowing as electric manufacturers invest in more efficient power packs

Transport
Norwegian parliament votes on new climate change law

NEWS: Major parties set to support plans for law to curb greenhouse gas emissions, despite huge influence of oil and gas sector

Policy
India in no rush to deliver UN climate pledge, says minister

NEWS: Delhi is “not in the habit” of taking pressure warns Prakash Javadekar, but says country will play its part in Paris

Policy
Countries reveal progress on 2020 forest restoration challenge

NEWS: Ethiopia, US and Mexico among countries pledging action at Bonn meeting to cut carbon emissions and create jobs

Nature
Climate change blamed as erratic downpours hit Pakistan's harvests

NEWS: Late rains were unusually heavy this year, say local farmers, affecting winter crops of wheat, oilseed and potato

Learning
Prince Charles: Nature could go "bust" unless we protect it

NEWS: Unlimited economic growth will inhibit efforts to address climate change, warns heir to British throne in US speech

Policy
What next for the Green Climate Fund?

ANALYSIS: With clock ticking for Fund to start delivering cash, board meets in Korea to discuss how it will leverage billions in private sector funds

Business
Hurricane Katrina to Cyclone Pam: whose losses count more?

COMMENT: All countries are not equal when it comes to coping with disasters, and some will suffer more as climate impacts intensify

Comment & Analysis
Warming oceans storing up long term climate impacts, says WMO

NEWS: Sea surface temperatures warmer than average across parts of Pacific and Atlantic in 2014, says UN weather agency

Learning
Climate change weekly wrap (March #3) – news, video + analysis

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

Breaking News
Vanuatu’s banana farmers face bleak future after Cyclone Pam

NEWS: Majority of Pacific country’s crops and seed stores have been wiped out says UN, calling for support to rebuild shattered islands

Living
UN climate envoy backs fossil fuel divestment movement

NEWS: Mary Robinson says funds should consider the impact of their fossil fuel investments on communities vulnerable to climate change

Business