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ANALYSIS: Funding low carbon investments in developing countries lies at the core of UN talks – but it’s not impossible

NEWS: Organisers want owners of Brazilian offset credits to help reduce environmental impact of football tournament

NEWS: Efforts to stop warming above 1.5C no longer possible, says Edenhofer, with dire consequences for small island states

NEWS: Manuel Pulgar Vidal targets small successes at COP20 in December, citing consensus-building as key goal

NEWS: Data submitted to UN reveals US is over halfway to meeting its 2020 climate change target

NEWS: Household solar systems in Japan and US accounted for $21.2bn of investments in Q1 of 2014

NEWS: Congo Basin will warm 50% faster due to deforestation in world’s second largest rain forest, says new research

ANALYSIS: Latest IPCC report highlights level of ambition required to slash carbon emissions 50% by 2050

NEWS: IPCC study offers new focus on regional groupings, smoothing historical divide between global north and south

NEWS: Influx of right wing climate sceptics after May election could see EU’s plans to decarbonise weakened

NEWS: Combination of climate change and El Niño could lead to spike in global warming, says Michel Jarraud

NEWS: Smart planning of urban environments can spawn more efficient transport and energy use, says IPCC

ANALYSIS: Costs of global transition to clean energy sources smaller than expected, and could offer huge benefits

NEWS: Greenland’s ice loss is accelerating, suggesting that the edges of the entire ice cap may be unstable

COMMENT: Bangladesh climate envoy says world has opportunity to avoid dangerous levels of global warming

NEWS: Support or opposition to climate policies determined by ‘emotional factors’ says UN panel, highlighting political challenge

NEWS: Immediate and full participation in global climate agreements needed to curb temperature rises, says UN panel

NEWS: Wind, solar and hydro will have to shoulder four fifths of the global power supply by 2050 to meet carbon targets

ANALYSIS: Shale gas can help address climate change say UN panel, but will have to be cut substantially by 2050

NEWS: IPCC warns swift transition to renewables needed to avoid dangerous temperature rise, but changes are affordable