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Zhang Yong favourite to replace Xie as China climate envoy in Paris

NEWS: Veteran Communist Party official set to take control of Beijing’s negotiating team as talks enter critical phase

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Todd Stern: Don't rush to judge Paris climate change deal

NEWS: Chief US negotiator says December 2015 summit will be first step in series of deals up to and beyond 2020

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This snowball disproves global warming, says US senator Jim Inhofe

NEWS: Sceptical lawmaker brings snow from Capitol Hill into debating chamber in effort to prove climate change is a hoax

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Switzerland issues pledge for UN climate change pact

NEWS: Bern says it will target 50% greenhouse gas cuts on 1990 levels by 2030, and 70-85% by 2050

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Fickle Russian foreign policy could cause Arctic clash, say UK Lords

NEWS: Russia’s unpredictable foreign policy could put peaceful international cooperation in the Arctic at risk, warns UK report

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France and Philippines call for "ambitious" UN climate deal

NEWS: Presidents Hollande and Aquino joined forces to urge all countries to sign up to “universal” deal in Paris this December

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Prince Charles mocks climate sceptics in Royal Society speech

NEWS: Climate science is clear, says heir to British throne, and calls on governments to adopt ambitious emissions cutting treaty in Paris

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UK warns Brussels against "watering down" EU climate targets

NEWS: Secretary of State Ed Davey writes to Commission, says credibility of Brussels leadership on climate change is at stake

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Europe releases vision for Paris climate change deal

NEWS: Brussels climate chief Canete says US and China must follow EU and reveal commitments to a 2015 UN pact

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Obama vetoes latest Keystone bill, Republicans vow to return in March

NEWS: Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell plans a new vote no later than 3 March, but override looks unlikely

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EU "backtracks" on climate goals in UN pledge, say experts

NEWS: Adding huge carbon sinks to UN climate pledge could let other sectors face lighter carbon cuts and weaken 2030 goal

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Pachauri quits as IPCC chair following harassment allegations

NEWS: UN science chief resigns as sexual harassment investigation takes place in India

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EU targets 60% global carbon cuts by 2050 in leaked climate plan

NEWS: Commission wants UN to target global goal of cutting carbon emissions 60% below 2010 levels by 2050

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Labour pushes climate change as key UK election issue

NEWS: Ed Miliband pledges to make climate change a priority issue if Labour wins general election in May

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French president to make climate tour of Philippines

NEWS: Hollande will be joined by actors Jeremy Irons and Marion Cotillard in trip to Haiyan-struck areas of Philippines

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Jeb Bush ignores climate but backs oil in major foreign policy speech

NEWS: Potential 2016 presidential candidate calls for “energy revolution” that will boost North America fossil fuel production

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Economists warn of "lost decade" risk for EU carbon market

NEWS: Ahead of key European Parliament vote next Tuesday, researchers urge early reform to prop up flagship climate policy

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G20 climate pledges likely to determine success of Paris summit

INTERVIEW: Commitment from handful of major economies to addressing global warming is critical, says top EU official Artur Runge Metzger

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Brazil faces water rationing amid worst drought in 84 years

NEWS: Citizens of Sao Paulo are to have their tap water cut off five days a week in a bid to manage the supply crisis

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UK political leaders ink climate consensus ahead of election

NEWS: David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have made a rare joint statement, committing to act on climate change

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