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Paris dilemma: How do we judge success of 2015 climate summit?

COMMENT: Veteran climate talks observer Saleemul Huq offers his thoughts on what an ambitious climate deal looks like

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What can we expect from India's climate change plan?

COMMENT: India’s anticipated commitment to climate action will be nothing short of transformational given challenges on the ground

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Joss Garman: What does a successful Paris climate deal look like?

COMMENT: If governments do not agree what is necessary to stay below the 2C threshold, will the Paris summit have been a failure?

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Forget climate pledges for Paris - let's talk deep decarbonisation

ANALYSIS: With power stations and urban infrastructure locking in emissions for decades, countries need a long term vision

Comment & Analysis, Policy
How a UN climate deal can help prevent refugee crises

COMMENT: As Syrian refugees flock to Europe, driven in part by drought, countries must plan for global warming-linked losses

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Why 'energy productivity' is making a comeback

ANALYSIS: It presents a positive message and appeals to business, but technological progress is no substitute for climate regulations

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Rich-poor climate reconciliation in sight at UN talks

ANALYSIS: As Paris summit nears, negotiators are trying to defuse tensions over national responsibilities for climate change

Comment & Analysis, Policy
John Ashton: Fracking in England only possible if it is imposed

COMMENT: There is no need for fracking, anywhere in my country. There is no national interest case. It cannot happen by consent.

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UN climate officials chide Ban Ki-moon for 'snail's pace' jibe

ANALYSIS: Fears progress slow towards global pact unfounded, say co-chairs as countries agree to let them slim down draft text

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Arctic climate summit: Do leaders love their children enough?

COMMENT: President Obama spoke of his daughters at the Glacier meeting in Alaska, but it was a cab driver whose words hit home

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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 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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