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Is this the most blatant invitation to greenwash ever?

BLOG: Malaysian palm oil lobby offers prize for essays persuading people the sector does not drive deforestation

Shell adopts climate plan, defends Arctic oil drilling

NEWS: Oil major agrees at AGM to reveal its exposure to carbon risk, but presses ahead with controversial Arctic plans

Hollande and Merkel back long term carbon cutting goal

NEWS: European heavyweights say global economy must be decarbonised by 2100, back carbon markets to deliver cuts and growth

Giant Antarctic ice shelf could collapse by end of century

NEWS: Satellite and radar studies show that twin forces causing the vast ice shelf to thin and become less stable

Shell Arctic oil drilling reaction 'overblown' - US envoy

NEWS: Admiral Papp says conditional approval to explore polar waters just ‘another step’, as ‘kayaktivists’ protest in Seattle

Fossil fuel subsidies to hit $5.3 trillion in 2015, says IMF study

NEWS: Governments could cut 20% of global greenhouse gas emissions at a stroke if they stopped subsidising oil, gas and coal

Activists split on Oxford University partial divestment

NEWS: Reactions to university rejection of coal and tar sands range from “great leadership” to handing back degrees in disgust

That weekend I built a solar power plant

BLOG: Generating your own supply of electricity is straightforward and cheap – so easy that RTCC editor Ed King had a go

Will the Paris business summit mobilise support for climate action?

ANALYSIS: Business chiefs will showcase low carbon plans this week, but concerns persist they are giving cover to polluting sectors

Business, Comment & Analysis
Fabius: Momentum growing behind long term climate target

NEWS: President of 2015 climate summit says he’s encouraged by countries backing calls to radically cut CO2 emissions in second half of century

India: No place for dissent in world's biggest democracy

ANALYSIS: Is Greenpeace crackdown a plan of Modi government to stifle alternative voices under the cover of national interest?

Comment & Analysis
IPCC meets to review new climate fighting tools

NEWS: World authority on global warming moves to add shifts in population and economies in its forecasts in Vienna meeting

Is climate change driving Brazil's drought chaos?

ANALYSIS: Experts are divided over the extent of an overheating planet’s role in the South American country’s chronic dry spell

Norway urged to divest state pension fund from coal

NEWS: Analysis published ahead of a vote in Norway’s parliament argues coal is a financial and climate liability to be avoided

Canada posts pledge for 2015 UN climate change deal

NEWS: Harper government says plan is “fair and ambitious”, but critics point to reliance on carbon credits and inaction on tar sands

Oxford University activists ramp up pressure to divest

NEWS: Amid mixed results for fossil fuel divestment campaigns, Oxford alumni are threatening to hand back their degrees

Are climate scientists cowed by sceptics?

ANALYSIS: Academic Stephan Lewandowsky says barrage of criticism has seeped into research, leading experts to frame climate facts as uncertain

Comment & Analysis
India, China urge rich nations to cut carbon deeper

NEWS: Developed countries must lead emissions curbs and make good on finance pledge say major emitters key to climate pact

Climate change weekly wrap (May #2) – news, video and analysis

NEWSLETTER: All you need to know from the last seven days of international climate change and energy politics

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Why the Marshall Islands are rocking the boat at UN shipping talks

INTERVIEW: Foreign minister Tony de Brum has maritime emissions in his sights in the latest bid to safeguard his country’s future