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New Climate Economy: it's not just another report

COMMENT: Publication marks an important moment in the gathering global politics of climate change, argues Michael Jacobs

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Leading philanthropic foundations can create climate "tipping point"

COMMENT: Jeremy Leggett from Carbon Tracker outlines five ways philanthropists can use wallets to curb carbon emissions

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Finance finally on horizon for UN's Green Climate Fund

COMMENT: Civil society observer says latest meeting of flagship green fund has left her cautiously optimistic

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How new EU climate chiefs can make a green energy union

COMMENT: An open letter to Alenka Bratušek, vice president for Energy Union, and Miguel Arias Cañete, European commissioner for climate action and energy

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Which narrative will prevail at the UN's climate summit?

COMMENT: Debate over the costs of action versus the costs of inaction is likely to dominate Ban Ki-moon’s high level gathering

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Climate risk and green growth underpin UK's 2015 strategy

ANALYSIS: Business opportunities and economic potential central as climate secretary Ed Davey unveils Paris plan

Business, Comment & Analysis
Bełchatów coal mine and its 4,450 MW power station in Poland (Pic: Kamil Porembiński/Flickr)

COMMENT: Joss Garman from the IPPR thinktank says European governments should make unabated coal use illegal

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John Ashton: Norway must use oil fund to drive clean energy revolution

SPEECH: UK’s former chief climate diplomat offers reflections on Europe, energy and climate change

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The miseducation of Narendra Modi on climate change

COMMENT: Almost half of India’s population is under 20. Its young people deserve more than patronizing guff on climate change from Narendra Modi

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Why I'm taking part in 97 hours of climate consensus

COMMENT: US scientist John Bruno explains why he’s joining colleagues to stress agreement on causes of climate change

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Civil society must call out India and China on climate summit snub

COMMENT: When a vulnerable island nation calls on would-be superpowers to attend the UN’s climate summit, why are NGOs not offering more solidarity?

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Carbon neutrality: a hard sell in Costa Rica

COMMENT: Politicians love the idea of a zero carbon future, but few can explain how to get there, argues Monica Araya

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UK and Latvia tipped for top EU climate jobs

ANALYSIS: Commissioners will have key role in global climate talks, but leaked Brussels chart shows “energy union” takes priority

Comment & Analysis, Energy, Policy
Figueres: small island leadership vital for climate fight

SPEECH: UN climate chief tells small island states to set ambitious clean energy goals

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NATO ignores climate change at its peril

COMMENT: In a world of rapidly multiplying threats, climate change is the one that pushes NATO to the brink

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Telling the story of a green economy

ANALYSIS: Advocates for a green economy need a narrative to compete with that of the free market

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Islands leader calls for 'world's greatest climate alliance'

COMMENT: Islands leaders are bored with finger pointing, says Marshallese President: it is time to act

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5 reasons NATO needs to worry about climate change

ANALYSIS: Climate change raises major security threats that NATO cannot afford to ignore at its summit this week

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Could Donald Tusk use EU top job for anti-climate agenda?

COMMENT: Despite his pro-coal domestic agenda, Donald Tusk might not be a bad choice for European Council president

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Countries need an incentive to bid ambitious climate plans

COMMENT: A “special list” could encourage countries to be ambitious in their carbon cutting plans

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