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EU publishes 'ambitious, robust' plan for Paris climate deal

WEEKLY WRAP: Brussels backs long term goal, regular reviews and offers hope of more climate finance in COP21 package

Breaking News
Syria climate study warned Assad of drought dangers in 2010

INTERVIEW: Yousef Meslmani, lead author of the last climate report from Damascus explains links between conflict and warming

Global warming ‘hiatus’ theory trashed by new study

NEWS: Notion temperatures paused between 1998-2013 dismantled by Stanford researchers in further blow to climate sceptics

Joss Garman: What does a successful Paris climate deal look like?

COMMENT: If governments do not agree what is necessary to stay below the 2C threshold, will the Paris summit have been a failure?

Comment & Analysis
Burnt data: China coal use since 2000 far higher than estimated

NEWS: Top carbon emitter’s coal usage since 2000 has rocketed as data revisions lay bare faulty accounting, analysts suggest

Solar power 'backbone’ of future energy system - Shell CEO

NEWS: But with energy demand set to double, don’t expect that to scotch fossil fuels for decades, says Ben van Beurden

EU negotiating plan for Paris to back long term goal, 2C target

NEWS: Council report due Friday will stick to script but emphasise support for tough ambition mechanism to drive long term CO2 cuts

Forget climate pledges for Paris - let's talk deep decarbonisation

ANALYSIS: With power stations and urban infrastructure locking in emissions for decades, countries need a long term vision

Comment & Analysis, Policy
Pope urges EU ministers to step up climate fight

NEWS: Environment chiefs told to work hard to secure global goals in Vatican meet days before bloc finalises Paris strategy

Tunisia warns of tourism dive if planet overheats

NEWS: Holidaymakers could desert north-African state as temperatures jump and rising sea-levels eat away seafront hotels

China economic downturn could hit 2030 clean energy target

NEWS: Investors call on government to support renewables sector, which faces cash crisis as stock market woes intensify

Permafrost diaries: Heading deeper into Siberia

BLOG: Olga Dobrovidova investigates the social and economic impacts of thawing permafrost in Russia’s remote Arctic towns

We have lift-off: Experts call for green growth boost at Paris

NEWS: Apollo project will clamour at UN summit for US$15 billion in renewable investment a year this decade to halt climate change

UK out, Chile in to renewable investment top 10

NEWS: British cuts to clean energy support have baffled financiers, says consultancy EY, while Santiago has a winning strategy

Energy, Policy
Meet the climate hypocrites of big business

NEWS: Boeing, BMW, and EDF among 45 major companies whose green claims and pro-fossil fuel lobby group links don’t add up

‘Predictioneers’ forecast Paris climate talks outcome with game theory

NEWS: What will countries agree to at this December’s critical UN summit? Researchers are mapping the likely outcome

EU policy 'blind spots' to hit credibility in Paris

NEWS: Brussels has yet to account for ‘staggering’ 6 billion tonnes of carbon cuts in post-2020 target, CAN-Europe warns

US, China to outline new climate cooperation package

NEWS: World’s top carbon polluters to sign declaration binding cities and states to a raft of green policies like carbon cuts

Long term goal vital for Paris climate pact - Tubiana

NEWS: Pathways to ensure world avoids 2C of warming should be outlined as part of a 2015 UN deal, says top French diplomat

Southern Ocean starts to absorb carbon again

NEWS: Great oceanic “lung” is again breathing in lots of CO2 from the atmosphere but scientists can’t say why or whether it will last

Living, Nature