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Will Putin play hardball at the UN climate talks?

ANALYSIS: For Russian diplomats, a year of sanctions and conflict will provide the backdrop to Lima talks. Will this be payback time?

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What's the best way to enforce an international climate agreement?

COMMENT: A 2015 carbon cutting deal needs a legal basis, argues Sebastian Oberthür, but it’s not clear what could be politically acceptable

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Why flexibility must lie at the core of any UN climate agreement

COMMENT: Country commitments to a global agreement should be based on their domestic strengths

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How to rebuild trust at UN climate change talks?

COMMENT: Transparency and accountability must be at the core of any agreement in Lima and Paris, say World Resources Institute analysts

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Lima challenge: cooking up a climate agreement

COMMENT: A global climate deal must take account of the needs of “climate takers” as well as “climate makers”, writes Greenpeace UK’s Ruth Davis

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Can global warming be limited to 1.5C?

COMMENT: Scientists at Climate Analytics discuss the odds of avoiding temperature rises above 1.5C and 2C

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India hints at new focus on consumption based emissions

ANALYSIS: India wants countries to take responsibility for pollution created abroad by imported products. Could this work—and is it fair?

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Three reasons to be optimistic about climate finance flows

COMMENT: Latest data shows climate funds dropped $28 billion in 2013, there are signs for hope, argues Barbara Buchner

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How are Rwanda, Ethiopia and Bangladesh preparing for climate change?

ANALYSIS: Better information and more financial support essential for poor countries to prepare for future impacts, say IIED

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Climate frontline: RTCC celebrates three years following UN talks

BLOG: Editor Ed King reflects on a lively 36 months at the helm, as countries edge towards agreement on tackling global warming

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Is it time Taiwan took a seat at the UN climate talks?

ANALYSIS: International support and strong trading links could help Taiwan overcome the China block to UN representation

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Climategate five years on: who won the war?

COMMENT: Claims of collusion and deceit within the scientific community caused a scandal in 2009, but to what effect, asks Richard Black

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India must lead climate fight for developing countries at UN talks

COMMENT: US-China climate deal will take the world towards a catastrophic beyond 4C temperature increase pathway, writes Chandra Bhushan

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Who's to blame for climate change?

ANALYSIS: Scientists are starting to undertake the politically dangerous task of figuring out who can be blamed for extreme weather disasters

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How big oil won Republicans power at the US mid term elections

ANALYSIS: GOP victory in the US midterms was paid for by big energy interests and could hold back Obama’s climate ambition

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US China emissions pact could signal end of climate firewall

COMMENT: Synergies between climate action and top domestic priorities are driving leaders to back green economy, argues Per Klevnas

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US-China climate pact tumbles barriers to a global deal

ANALYSIS: Beijing deal between world’s biggest carbon polluters signals thaw in relations, allowing UN talks to proceed more smoothly

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"This is a matter of our race’s existence and extinction"

COMMENT: A letter from a schoolgirl on the sinking Seychelles to the UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon

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Obama must deliver at climate fundraiser in Berlin

COMMENT: After the midterms, next week’s Green Climate Fund pledging conference gives the US president a chance to show commitment to climate action

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Venezuela did not hijack civil society climate meeting

COMMENT: Last week’s social pre-COP meeting was a valuable democratic process that built links between the global North and South

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