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NEWS: 130 companies liable for carbon pollution penalties under Direct Action Plan, which opens with A$1.55 billion budget

NEWS: Ireland’s climate change bill establishes advisory climate body and commits government to five-year reports

NEWS: Tony Abbott’s ‘direct action’ policy could fail to pass Senate, leaving country’s carbon cutting plans in limbo

NEWS: Climate debate skewed by “uncontrollable” donations from vested interests, says former US president

NEWS: Released document outlines various pathways towards global carbon cutting package due to be agreed in Paris

NEWS: Strong policy mechanisms needed to keep China on track to reduce emissions intensity 17% by 2015, says NDRC chief

NEWS: Economic growth is compatible with tackling climate change, says leader of ‘Stern Review 2′ report on climate economics

NEWS: Efforts to stop warming above 1.5C no longer possible, says Edenhofer, with dire consequences for small island states

NEWS: Manuel Pulgar Vidal targets small successes at COP20 in December, citing consensus-building as key goal

NEWS: Influx of right wing climate sceptics after May election could see EU’s plans to decarbonise weakened

COMMENT: Bangladesh climate envoy says world has opportunity to avoid dangerous levels of global warming

NEWS: Immediate and full participation in global climate agreements needed to curb temperature rises, says UN panel

NEWS: European Commission revises rules for state aid, allowing EU member states to support fossil fuel generation

NEWS: Nations must consider findings of IPCC when deciding whether to limit warming to 1.5 or 2C, say developed countries

NEWS: World Bank and Merrill Lynch among those working on ‘Climate Finance Lab’ to speed up $100bn fundraising goal

NEWS: Governments must not see adaptation as ‘politically easy’ way out of tackling climate change, says Margareta Wahlström

NEWS: Norway’s $800 billion wealth fund to double investments in renewables and energy efficiency

COMMENT: UN climate science study surprised few, but warnings of serious impacts could drive UN talks forward

COMMENT: Stronger links between business, academia and the public sector are essential to thrive in a warming world, writes Climate-KIC’s Mary Ritter

COMMENT: Cash flows from rich to poor remain slow, but developing nations aren’t wasting time waiting