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Modi to seek US backing for India clean energy development

ANALYSIS: Carbon cuts unlikely to be on agenda at key US-India meeting, but discussions will focus on access to green energy technologies

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US demand for gasoline soars as price falls

ANALYSIS: Data suggest that consumers at present are still very fickle and will consume more oil as fossil fuel prices fall

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Seven stairs to Paris: A pathway to fixing climate change

COMMENT: Climate change is about politics, and we need wise leaders over the coming 11 months, says UK’s former chief climate diplomat

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Costing the climate: Four ways to price carbon

COMMENT: A recent study put the social cost of emitting a tonne of carbon dioxide at US$220. An EU allowance costs $8. Why the gap?

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From buckets to beehives: how scientists collect climate data

ANALYSIS: From old seafarers to modern scientists, RTCC looks at the past and the present of temperature records

Comment & Analysis, Learning
Queensland election could slow Australia's dash for coal

ANALYSIS: Snap election offers unique opportunity to halt developments that menace the Great Barrier Reef and the climate

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Australia wildfires turn up heat on Abbott climate policies

ANALYSIS: Firefighters and regional politicians are calling on the prime minister to tackle climate change after a year of heatwaves

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Is there any way to slow aviation's soaring emissions?

ANALYSIS: Emissions from planes are a major clause of climate change, yet they remain unregulated. What can be done?

Comment & Analysis, Transport
Can rich nations dodge the bill for historic carbon emissions?

COMMENT: A global climate deal must be grounded in sound moral principles if it is to protect the most vulnerable

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2015: A year for carbon pricing, peer pressure and Paris

ANALYSIS: There are three big UN deals due in 2015, on disasters, development and climate; what happens in the markets and on the streets will be critical

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2014 in review: hard science and historic climate pledges

ANALYSIS: US and China made friends, Russia and Ukraine split up, while scientists warned of catastrophe

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Planes and ships escape scrutiny in bottom-up climate regime

ANALYSIS: International aviation and shipping are not mentioned in the Lima call for climate action, despite growing emissions

Comment & Analysis, Transport
Why Russia should ally with China and India on carbon rules

ANALYSIS: As the world’s second biggest exporter of emissions, Russia should lobby for consumers to take responsibility, say economists

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It's time countries took climate-linked migration seriously

COMMENT: Climate negotiations must take increased human mobility into account, argues the head of the International Organization for Migration

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Is the UN's climate change body still fit for purpose?

COMMENT: It’s time for global climate negotiations to deliver results, argues Saleemul Huq, reflecting on the recent Lima set of talks

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From Kalimantan to Lima: Where do women stand in climate?

ANALYSIS: Female representation in UN climate talks is increasing; on the ground, women are still marginalised

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People power central to solving Latin America's air pollution crisis

COMMENT: Citizen-led initiatives in the developing world have the potential to transform cities for the good

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Winners and losers at the UN's Lima climate talks

ANALYSIS: No one country can leave Peru saying it got everything it wanted, but the building blocks of a global deal remain in place

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With $10bn banked, what next for the Green Climate Fund?

COMMENT: Money on its own is not enough – countries need to learn how to use finance more efficiently and transparently

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A tale of broken promises - finance and the UN climate talks

COMMENT: Least developed countries deserve more support in the face of evident and increasing threats, says expert

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