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UN chief to speed climate talks with New York leaders meet

NEWS: Ban Ki-moon to chair closed-door climate change session on sidelines of 2015 General Assembly, as fears grow over Paris deal progress

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Dutch government to appeal court ruling on climate change

NEWS: Ministers are resisting judges’ orders to set tougher greenhouse gas emissions cuts, despite a popular campaign

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Arctic countries vow 'urgent action' to slow polar melt

NEWS: US-led Glacier summit warns of climate impacts in sensitive region, but China, Canada, Russia do not sign declaration

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Obama makes Arctic appeal for action on climate

NEWS: “This is a solvable problem if we start now,” US president says at close of Glacier summit in Anchorage, Alaska

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Countries divided on priorities for UN climate deal

NEWS: Lack of climate finance and inadequate carbon cuts headline concerns for developing countries at Bonn talks

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Former UN climate chief criticises Paris summit plans

NEWS: Yvo de Boer questions the French presidency approach of inviting world leaders to launch the two-week conference

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Seven things to know about Monday's Arctic climate summit

BLOG: US president Barack Obama is heading to the Glacier meet in Alaska on Monday, but what is it and why does it matter?

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Obama heads to Arctic to hammer climate message

NEWS: President to use Alaska meeting to address melting Arctic’s challenges and forge ahead on global climate deal talks

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Mexico's dragging energy reforms threaten green reputation

NEWS: Developing country was hailed for early climate pledge, but the Senate is being slow to sign off crucial renewables law

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EU should pressure Western Balkans to phase out coal - report

NEWS: As leaders meet in Vienna to discuss closer cooperation, they must address the energy transition, argues CAN Europe

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Australia 'has world's biggest climate policy gap' under Abbott

NEWS: Country is set to miss its “inadequate” 2030 emissions target due to Liberal leader’s attack on green regulation, say analysts

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Can Merkel’s visit to Brazil make waves for climate action?

ANALYSIS: Four experts break down the German chancellor’s trip, which tackled Brazil’s low carbon future and the Paris summit

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'Targeted punishment' strategy mooted to prevent climate free-riding

NEWS: Model based on game theory could boost cooperation between countries on emissions cuts, say researchers

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Peruvian relatives of murdered forest defenders win land title

NEWS: A year after four Ashéninka men were killed by illegal loggers, their community has secured rights to the territory

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Bolivia plans anti-capitalist climate summit to sway Paris

NEWS: South American firebrand Evo Morales is organising an October meeting to discuss capitalism’s destruction of the environment

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What will a decent climate finance package in Paris look like?

ANALYSIS: It’s one of the major bottlenecks to a robust agreement in Paris. We asked six experts what’s in store

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Russia, Ukraine dodgy carbon offsets cost the climate - study

NEWS: UN-backed scheme increased greenhouse gas emissions by 600Mt CO2e, researchers have found, due to accounting flaws

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India primed for renewables spurt in climate plan

NEWS: World’s fourth-largest carbon polluter could target 300GW of clean capacity by 2030 in anticipated pledge to UN deal

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South Africa accused of weakening emissions target

NEWS: WWF warns emerging economy is manipulating baseline data to lower ambition in draft contribution to UN climate deal

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Denmark minister seeks to water down climate goals

NEWS: Country’s 2020 emissions target will be “very expensive” to meet, says figure in recently elected government

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