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Climate negotiators urged to up pace at Bonn session

ANALYSIS: As politicians converge on substantive issues, interim talks next week must address the legal structure of a global deal

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What does China's Black Monday mean for the climate?

NEWS: Shanghai stock market crash will have rippling impacts on emissions, the green economy and Paris negotiations

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Why restoring degraded land is crucial to the climate

COMMENT: A new UN fund is aiming to cut emissions from bad land management and improve food, energy and water security

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Philippines is excluding vulnerable voices from climate consultation

COMMENT: Government is ignoring the people hardest hit by global warming with an unambitious and insincere national pledge

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Why does the meat industry escape climate scrutiny?

COMMENT: Rising consumption of meat and dairy has a huge impact on global warming – yet the desire to address this is lamentable

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DRC climate plan 'leaves laggards with no excuse'

INTERVIEW: If conflict-riven state can forge a carbon-cutting strategy then so can others says Kinshasa’s lead climate diplomat

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Obama stakes claim to Paris climate legacy

NEWS: US president is pulling out all the stops for a global pact as quiver of climate policies unveiled at home

Comment & Analysis, Policy
Why coal miners need a moratorium (but can't ask)

ANALYSIS: Australia’s dash for coal threatens existing miners as well as the climate, argues The Australia Institute’s Richard Denniss

Comment & Analysis, Energy
Terrifying math: How Carbon Tracker changed the climate debate

ANALYSIS: For decades fossil fuels were seen as a safe bet – until one simple study by a team of fund managers in 2011

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IPCC chair election: 5 candidates, 8 weeks to go

ANALYSIS: Who will take the most prestigious climate science job in the world? RTCC investigates

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What should we make of Australia's climate target?

ANALYSIS: Former Australian climate diplomat Jane Wilkinson offers a closer analysis of its INDC, and suggests despite criticism, all is not lost

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Green with gas: Oil majors eye UN climate deal

ANALYSIS: Shell and BG are leading calls for an ambitious global pact in Paris, but it’s still unclear how they will help lubricate talks

Comment & Analysis, Energy
Can climate action by business and mayors save the planet?

COMMENT: CO2 cuts for a 2015 UN climate deal will fall well short of required levels, placing pressure on bottom up initiatives

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Australian coal is no answer to India's energy needs

COMMENT: Adani and GVK’s controversial mines in the Galilee Basin are not the cure to energy poverty, says retired top Indian official

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Why a Paris climate deal must cover aviation and shipping

COMMENT: If the aviation sector can fly Paris to Tokyo in three hours, it can – and must – go green, says Transport & Environment

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Saudi Arabia's failed oil gamble and the climate

ANALYSIS: As low oil prices fail to bankrupt US oil, could climate action help Middle Eastern petropower rebalance its economy?

Comment & Analysis, Energy
Philippines plan for UN climate deal lacks credibility, says official

COMMENT: Climate Change Commission member says govt appears insincere over meeting post 2020 carbon cutting goals

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What impact will Obama climate plan have on Paris summit?

ANALYSIS: Targets set by the US for cutting carbon emissions send a clear signal to the rest of the world and raise hopes for Paris accord

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What does the US clean power plan mean for coal?

ANALYSIS: It won’t speed up the US coal phase-out, but the flagship climate policy does kick an ailing sector, with global lessons

Comment & Analysis, Policy
Stop sulking Ed Miliband, learn from the climate movement

COMMENT: Ex Labour leader says green groups are non-existent, but this offers little credit to major wins in run-up to Paris

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