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Europe needs policies to halt coal, not more debate on targets

COMMENT: Now that the EU 2030 climate package has landed, Europe should turn its attention to policy, not re-run the targets debate

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Road to Paris: EU 2030 climate package holds key to UN deal

ANALYSIS: Leaders in Washington, Beijing and Pacific Islands will be watching Brussels carefully this week

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We need more transparency on climate finance

COMMENT: A 2015 climate deal must ensure clear accountability over levels of rich to poor funding, says Ecudaor’s lead climate envoy

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Drought risks adding a toxic mix to Lebanon's security crisis

COMMENT: Lebanon’s humanitarian crisis is also part of a regional climate frontline argues UN’s Ross Mountain

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Bonn climate talks: Four steps to support the world’s most vulnerable

ANALYSIS: What are the key issues with which negotiators will be grappling during this round of UN talks in Bonn?

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Windmills, snails and science tales: Paterson comes out of his shell

COMMENT: The former UK environment secretary Owen Paterson has kicked off a debate on climate policy, but not the one the public want

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Is Africa ready for the Green Climate Fund?

ANALYSIS: The fund’s board hopes to thrash out its issues in Barbados this week. But African countries must show they are ready to make good use of climate cash

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Private sector backing could transform UN's Green Climate Fund

COMMENT: Vital meeting of GCF board this week in Barbados could build on significant climate finance progress in last month, says IETA’s Katie Sullivan

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EU 2030 compromise could weaken climate action

ANALYSIS: As sign-off nears for the EU 2030 climate and energy package, “flexibility” measures could water down 40% emissions cuts to just 26%

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Why are journalists ignoring Africa's climate misery?

ANALYSIS: African journalists tell RTCC they’re struggling to tell the climate story of their vulnerable continent

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Backtracking from 2C goal abandons island states to the waves

ANALYSIS: Negotiators are already distancing themselves from the 2C goal, but it is too important to throw away

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UN climate change talks: 2C or not 2C?

COMMENT: Ditching the 2C goal is like doctors dithering over a critically ill patient, say Climate Analytics

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The climate marathon has started: it's time to set the pace

COMMENT: The New York climate summit was a first step says Mohamed Adow. We should stop asking what it achieved, and begin walking

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What did Ban Ki-moon's summit deliver on climate finance?

ANALYSIS: A new consensus on the role of public and private funding for climate change emerged this week, but more cash is needed

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Graca Machel: climate fight requires courage and leadership

SPEECH: Elders member and Nelson Mandela’s widow says lack of action on climate should serve as a reality check to governments

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New York summit: what it means for climate treaty prospects

ANALYSIS: The world’s superpowers have woken from their climate coma, but there is still much work to do towards a global deal

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400,000 people on NY streets trump 'pledges' by Cameron and Obama

COMMENT: Sunday’s climate march created a tipping point that leaders failed to achieve inside the UN headquarters, says Jamie Henn

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For small islands states, the renewables revolution is already here

COMMENT: Island states are may be small, but they’re powerful when it comes to renewables, write three foreign ministers

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New York summit renews confidence in climate action

ANALYSIS: From 400,000 marching in the streets of New York to the affirmations of world leaders at the UN, there is a renewed confidence in climate action

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10 best leaders' pledges at the UN summit

ANALYSIS: World leaders delivered around 16 hours of speeches yesterday. But who actually delivered meaningful pledges?

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