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Three reasons to be optimistic about climate finance flows

COMMENT: Latest data shows climate funds dropped $28 billion in 2013, there are signs for hope, argues Barbara Buchner

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How are Rwanda, Ethiopia and Bangladesh preparing for climate change?

ANALYSIS: Better information and more financial support essential for poor countries to prepare for future impacts, say IIED

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Climate frontline: RTCC celebrates three years following UN talks

BLOG: Editor Ed King reflects on a lively 36 months at the helm, as countries edge towards agreement on tackling global warming

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Is it time Taiwan took a seat at the UN climate talks?

ANALYSIS: International support and strong trading links could help Taiwan overcome the China block to UN representation

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Climategate five years on: who won the war?

COMMENT: Claims of collusion and deceit within the scientific community caused a scandal in 2009, but to what effect, asks Richard Black

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India must lead climate fight for developing countries at UN talks

COMMENT: US-China climate deal will take the world towards a catastrophic beyond 4C temperature increase pathway, writes Chandra Bhushan

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Who's to blame for climate change?

ANALYSIS: Scientists are starting to undertake the politically dangerous task of figuring out who can be blamed for extreme weather disasters

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How big oil won Republicans power at the US mid term elections

ANALYSIS: GOP victory in the US midterms was paid for by big energy interests and could hold back Obama’s climate ambition

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US China emissions pact could signal end of climate firewall

COMMENT: Synergies between climate action and top domestic priorities are driving leaders to back green economy, argues Per Klevnas

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US-China climate pact tumbles barriers to a global deal

ANALYSIS: Beijing deal between world’s biggest carbon polluters signals thaw in relations, allowing UN talks to proceed more smoothly

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"This is a matter of our race’s existence and extinction"

COMMENT: A letter from a schoolgirl on the sinking Seychelles to the UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon

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Obama must deliver at climate fundraiser in Berlin

COMMENT: After the midterms, next week’s Green Climate Fund pledging conference gives the US president a chance to show commitment to climate action

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Venezuela did not hijack civil society climate meeting

COMMENT: Last week’s social pre-COP meeting was a valuable democratic process that built links between the global North and South

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UK has "vital" role in protecting the climate

COMMENT: The UK is critical to the success of Europe’s decarbonisation plan and a global climate deal in Paris

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US green fund contribution tests Obama's climate commitment

ANALYSIS: UN green bank desperately needs funds, but can White House deliver after bruising mid term elections?

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What does it mean to be climate resilient?

ANALYSIS: Experts in Ethiopia, Nepal, Jamaica and Uganda explain how they are preparing for future global warming impacts

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IPCC report has mixed news for climate vulnerable countries

COMMENT: The UN’s latest assessment of climate change shows how serious the situation is for the world’s poorest

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World waits for US and China leadership from Beijing summit

ANALYSIS: Climate change is high on the agenda for presidents Obama and Xi next week, but the hard outcomes remain hard to predict

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UN climate talks: one month, three knotty problems

COMMENT: The UN faces a complex challenge with a tight deadline. IDDRI’s climate analysts looks at the road ahead

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Watered down UN climate science report is still important

ANALYSIS: Finding that world must reach zero emissions this century is significant, even though key phrase was omitted from final version

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