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Europe's new "energy union" leader talks tough on Russia

NEWS: Maros Sefocovic promises a “more assertive” energy policy and to continue EU leadership in climate negotiations

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Loss and damage: a guide for the confused

ANALYSIS: What is loss and damage? How does it work? And why do poor countries care so much?

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Calls for deeper carbon cuts as EU debates 2030 climate deal

NEWS: Experts urge ambition ahead of European Council meeting to sign off the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework on Thursday and Friday

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UN climate talks in Bonn: Day 1

LIVE BLOG: Negotiators meet in Bonn for the final round of talks ahead of Lima in December

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UN climate talks to test New York summit gains

NEWS: Diplomats from over 190 countries gather to work on plans for 2015 emissions reduction agreement

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Julia Gillard: Tony Abbott's climate policies are a "con"

NEWS: Former PM launches blistering critique of current leader in autobiography account of Australia’s carbon tax battle

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Sweden calls on EU to agree 50% carbon cuts for 2030

NEWS: Stockholm says target would be in line with region’s capabilities, days before key meeting in Brussels

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EU boss names Sefcovic for energy top job

NEWS: Jean-Claude Juncker has nominated Slovakia’s Maros Sefcovic as vice president of “energy union”, which will oversee climate policy

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Legal elements in proposed UN climate deal find mixed support

NEWS: New submissions to UN indicate preference for more general rules on accounting and monitoring emissions

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US climate strategy: 'goad' leaders into voluntary action

NEWS: Chief negotiator Todd Stern argues for a climate deal based on non-binding national commitments

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Prepare for a stronger Africa at UN climate talks, says Congo envoy

INTERVIEW: Africa faces trials, but there’s no doubt it’s a force to be reckoned with at Paris, says Congo negotiator Tosi Mpanu Mpanu

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US military prepares forces for climate change impacts

NEWS: Department of Defense releases climate adaptation report, anticipating increased stress on armed forces

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Climate change is like Ebola - World Bank chief

NEWS: Slow response to both climate change and Ebola is killing people, warns Jim Yong Kim

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Ex-environment minister declares war on UK climate policy

NEWS: Owen Paterson will call for the Climate Change Act to be scrapped in a speech to sceptic think-tank the Global Warming Policy Foundation on Wednesday

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Danish minister tours Europe to promote 2030 climate deal

INTERVIEW: With two weeks until leaders are set to finalise EU2030 package, Martin Lidegaard tells RTCC there is “a long way to go”

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BASIC group urges rich to stump up cash for climate

NEWS: Brazil, South Africa, China and India say developed nations must meet their financial commitments

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Canadian watchdog castigates government climate strategy

NEWS: Official review says Stephen Harper’s government has no serious plans to curb emissions growth

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UK foreign secretary hails economic benefit of climate action

NEWS: Philip Hammond gives his first speech on climate change on a visit to US wind facility with John Kerry

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Sweden signals climate ambition with Green Party vice PM

NEWS: Asa Romson promotion to vice prime minister signals government commitment to environment, say observers

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UN sets six month deadline for delivery of draft climate agreement

NEWS: Text needs to be ready for translation by May 2015 say officials, who urge countries to “build bridges”

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