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US-China chat broke impasse at Lima climate talks

NEWS: Warming relationship between superpowers key as countries work towards global emissions deal in 2015

Policy
Five steps to saving Brazil's Amazon rainforest

NEWS: Destruction of rainforest likely to endanger global climate unless it can be stopped and restored

Learning
Rising concern over invisible threat to Antarctic glaciers

NEWS: As ocean temperatures rise, warmer currents are attacking the Antarctic ice sheet from below, say scientists

Learning
Kennedy Space Centre operations face growing climate threat

NEWS: Rising sea levels and repeated storm damage to natural coastal defences pose challenge to NASA operations

Learning
Lima Call for Climate Action - what was decided?

BRIEFING: Details on key agreements reached at the UN’s COP20 climate change conference in Peru

Policy
Nine lessons from the Lima climate talks

BLOG: Latin American cities are choking to death, that US-China emissions pact didn’t solve everything and other nuggets from COP20

Blog
Late deal in Lima saves UN climate talks from collapse

UPDATED: Hopes for 2015 agreement to slow global warming remain alive after dramatic late deal in Peru

Policy
UN climate talks face "major breakdown" warns Todd Stern

NEWS: Lead US negotiator says time running out for deal in Lima, major divide remains between countries

Policy
LIVE IN LIMA – DAY 12: UN COP20 climate change summit

Rolling commentary, news, analysis and video from the 20th Conference of the Parties to the UN Climate Convention in Lima, Peru

Blog, Breaking News
A tale of broken promises - finance and the UN climate talks

COMMENT: Least developed countries deserve more support in the face of evident and increasing threats, says expert

Comment & Analysis
Pope Francis urges progress at Lima climate talks

NEWS: Head of Catholic church delivers message urging unity to delegates, as UN talks enter final hours

Policy
No Lima climate deal better than bad one, say 'like minded' countries

BLOG: Coalition including Venezuela, Iran, Saudi Arabia and India say no agreement better than bad one

Blog
Lima climate talks into overtime, delegates hopeful deal can be struck

UPDATED 1830 PET: Negotiators eye compromise as India, China resist climate assessment call

Policy
LIVE IN LIMA – DAY 11: UN COP20 climate change summit

Rolling commentary, news, analysis and video from the 20th Conference of the Parties to the UN Climate Convention in Lima, Peru

Blog, Breaking News
As Lima climate talks stutter, business remains positive

NEWS: Old battles between nations have left many despairing, but business and civil society point to evidence of progress

Policy
Lima endgame: Old divisions surface as climate talks drag on

NEWS: Agreement in Peru remains elusive as emerging economies hold ground in negotiations stand-off

Policy
Kerry: Every nation must act to tackle climate change

NEWS: US secretary of state says US will take the lead, but other nations must follow for success in fight against climate change

Policy
LIVE IN LIMA – DAY 10: UN COP20 climate change summit

Rolling commentary, news, analysis and video from the 20th Conference of the Parties to the UN Climate Convention in Lima, Peru

Blog, Breaking News
Slow progress at Lima climate talks "costing lives" says Oxfam chief

INTERVIEW: Winnie Byanyima tells RTCC negotiators have detached human feelings from what is being discussed

Policy
France climate chief admits Lima talks may not deliver clear result

NEWS: Hosts of Paris summit start to flex muscles behind scenes, as hopes of clear outcome in Peru fade

Policy