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Europe's new "energy union" leader talks tough on Russia

NEWS: Maros Sefocovic promises a “more assertive” energy policy and to continue EU leadership in climate negotiations

Policy
UK calls for aggressive ETS reform ahead of EU2030 deal

NEWS: The carbon market must be reformed quickly to support the 2030 climate goals due to be agreed this week, argues UK

Business
Bonn climate talks: Four steps to support the world’s most vulnerable

ANALYSIS: What are the key issues with which negotiators will be grappling during this round of UN talks in Bonn?

Comment & Analysis
Arctic ice melt sends Alaskan temperatures soaring by 7C

NEWS: Scientists in the northern Alaska outpost of Barrow have linked 7C temperature rise to the decline in Arctic sea ice

Learning
Sahel faces food crisis as population surges towards one billion

NEWS: Human numbers are rising in one of the world’s driest regions, but harvest levels could suffer from climate change

Learning
Loss and damage: a guide for the confused

ANALYSIS: What is loss and damage? How does it work? And why do poor countries care so much?

Policy
Calls for deeper carbon cuts as EU debates 2030 climate deal

NEWS: Experts urge ambition ahead of European Council meeting to sign off the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework on Thursday and Friday

Policy
UN's Green Fund says all obstacles for pledges now removed

NEWS: Executive director hails Barbados meeting as start of an era for GCF, expects US$10 billion by end of 2014

Business
UN climate talks in Bonn: Day 1

LIVE BLOG: Negotiators meet in Bonn for the final round of talks ahead of Lima in December

Policy
UN climate talks to test New York summit gains

NEWS: Diplomats from over 190 countries gather to work on plans for 2015 emissions reduction agreement

Policy
Brazilian tribesman takes his forest message global

INTERVIEW: As Brazil’s government goes cool on forest protection, an indigenous leader speaks up for his people’s role

Business
Global shipping emissions set to rise unchecked

NEWS: Greenhouse gas emissions from shipping will rise up to 250% by 2050, finds study, as the UN fails to regulate the sector

Transport
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