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Twitter failing to bridge gap between climate activists and sceptics

NEWS: Opposing groups as far apart as ever says new research based on tweeting habits of those in climate change arena

Stephen Tindale: climate campaigners should learn to be more pragmatic

COMMENT: Global warming needs urgent action – but activists should accept they can’t change the world overnight

Comment & Analysis
Ontario unveils plan to link carbon market with Quebec and California

NEWS: Province chief says lack of federal climate plans prompted decision to take action, which could cover more than 75% of Canadians

France to invest two billion euros of climate-linked finance in India

NEWS: Leaders make joint pledge to ensure Paris climate summit later this year is a success, as countries deepen clean energy ties

Canadian glaciers could start to disappear by 2040 - scientists

NEWS: Climate change could cause many glaciers in western Canada to start to disappear by mid century, affecting people and places that depend on their water

Hillary Clinton to make climate 'top of agenda' for White House run

NEWS: Presidential bid could be first in US history to make global warming key election issue, highlighting differences with Republicans

Cities face 'huge' finance gap for climate-friendly infrastructure

NEWS: Mayors told they need to improve their credit ratings and produce better projects, at sustainable cities summit in Seoul

Former UN climate chief Yvo de Boer defends coal finance

NEWS: Politicians “too cowardly” to back carbon price, which would offer better climate benefits than attacking coal, says de Boer

Narendra Modi: Yoga can help the fight against climate change

NEWS: Prime minister says country is committed to climate challenge but will not be pressed on carbon cuts

US carbon pollution set for 2015 drop as coal plants close

NEWS: Analysts say decline of coal and rise of wind and solar will lead to significant fall in emissions this year

As it happened: 35 cities join Compact of Mayors on climate change

Latest updates from the ICLEI World Congress, with representatives of more than 200 cities worldwide

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How are cities in the Philippines preparing for climate change?

INTERVIEW: The mayor of Catbalogan, Philippines, tells RTCC a series of typhoons destroyed 2,500 houses in her city


NEWS: City leaders commit to rhetorically ambitious but vague set of principles targeting a cleaner, low carbon urban centres

Japan unlikely to target tough CO2 cuts for Paris - reports

NEWS: Sources say government is divided over strategy for long term carbon cuts, with industry and environment ministries in disagreement

As it happened: City mayors adopt sustainability goals in Seoul

LIVE: Latest updates from the opening plenary and first sessions of the ICLEI World Congress, with representatives of more than 200 cities worldwide

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NATO plans to war game solar and wind technologies

NEWS: Alliance set to test latest energy solutions in battlefield environment, in bid to avoid relying on vulnerable fuel convoys

Five reasons cities are key to solving climate change

ANALYSIS: They have most of the world’s people, money and emissions. While national governments talk, cities must act, say mayors at ICLEI summit in Seoul

Modi promises to compensate Indian farmers hit by extreme weather

NEWS: Prime minister announces new package to protect rural communities, as March rains ruin crops in northern states

Is this India's greenest bank?

INTERVIEW: Yes Bank’s head of responsible banking talks to RTCC about green bonds, solar growth and cleaning up coal power

Top development banks agree definition for climate finance

NEWS: Financial institutions with over US$ 2,100 billion in assets publish principles to guide future investments in clean energy