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Campaigners argue German election could alter EU position but bloc’s top climate change negotiator says Germany will always aim for “pole position” on climate

Latest data release from European Environment Agency (EEA) shows fall of 3.3% in 2011

EU suggests UN meeting of world leaders could host debate to set emission reduction targets by end of 2014

Indigenous people say the REDD scheme is ignoring their concerns

Efforts by the US to impose a voluntary global deal must be resisted, former UK climate ambassador John Ashton warns

Tentative 40% emissions reduction goal suggested, full policy package to be put forward before 2014

Kalikesh Singh Deo praises the country’s climate legislation but says low targets and fossil fuel subsidies blot its record

Switching focus from greenhouse gas cuts to budgeting those we emit, will be more effective, writes Japan’s former climate ambassador Yoshi Nishimura

Plan to impose a ceiling on greenhouse gas emissions will be enforced to speed up progress on a national carbon market

Writing to mark International Day for Biological Diversity, the UN secretary general says water security and biodiversity are mutually reinforcing

UN backed REDD+ scheme to protect forests has struggled in the DR Congo but a new report says that could change

Oil levy to be proposed next week could be used to compensate countries to keep oil in the ground

Bloc must stand by its threats as global system to cut emissions nears moment of truth

Former top British climate diplomat says none of the country’s major political parties is serious about the climate change issue

Emissions from power generation and industry fell 2% but overshadowed by the growing surplus of credits

Pledge from Arctic states to “take action” to address the causes of climate change has been dismissed as meaningless by observers

Climate finance experts tell RTCC European Union claims it has fully funded FSF commitments between 2010-2012 are inaccurate

Secretary of State says country’s response has been inadequate

United Nations climate chief says news world has hit 400ppm CO2 target should encourage governments to boost emission reduction ambitions

European Commission is consulting on how to maintain decarbonisation momentum, but will binding targets for renewables, efficiency and emissions work?