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Nauru ambassador: moral voice of island states must be heard

INTERVIEW: Marginalised small island voices key for credible Paris deal, says Ambassador Marlene Moses

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Australian opposition 'unlikely' to keep climate off G20 agenda

NEWS: Australia lacks gravitas to cast off climate talk, with US and China likely to put pressure on Tony Abbott

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Ex-NATO chief: UN ability to tackle climate change has limits

NEWS: Veteran diplomat Javier Solana says real progress will only come at national level, hailing action in China, Uganda, Tuvalu

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Korolec: Poland is a climate policy success story

NEWS: Poland’s climate change minister says the coal-intensive nation can be a model for developing countries

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Colombia set to draft new climate law by November

NEWS: Latin American nation hopes tough environmental rules could assist its ambitions to gain OECD status

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US-Australia "meeting of minds" on climate - US official

NEWS: US and Australian government saw convergence on climate during annual meeting, despite polarised domestic policies

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India's Modi snubs Ban Ki-moon climate summit

NEWS: Low odds of new prime minister attending key meeting, with claims it clashes with travel schedule

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India demands rich countries "walk the talk" on climate

NEWS: Latest meeting of leading emerging economies ends with leadership challenge to developed world

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Call for finance to top agenda at Ban Ki-moon climate summit

NEWS: Fears over a funding crunch are affecting trust ahead of 2015 Paris deal, says Ecuador’s chief climate negotiator

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When young people infiltrate the UN climate machine

ANALYSIS: Not all youths protest. Some have become part of official government delegations. What can they achieve?

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Russia faces isolation as climate cold war looms

NEWS: Moscow’s historic links with US, Australia and Ukraine at UN climate talks appear unlikely to last after current crisis

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UN outlines disaster risk responses ahead of 2015 deal

NEWS: Successful disaster risk reduction negotiations could provide a strategy for climate adaptation outside of Paris deal

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Paris climate deal 'top priority' for UK Labour Party

NEWS: A Labour government would prioritise a global climate deal in Paris, shadow minister promises in speech

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EPA roadshow highlights polarised US climate debate

NEWS: Series of public hearings into new carbon cuts reveals deep concerns many US citizens have on climate policy

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How are the world's poorest preparing for climate change?

COMMENT: Climate vulnerable countries are now working on national adaptation plans – Saleemul Huq explains how they’re getting on

Comment & Analysis, Policy
Climate sceptic former UK minister to launch think-tank

NEWS: Owen Paterson, sacked last month as environment minister, is setting up the UK/2020 group to create a “radical Conservative vision”

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Whither India: Modi faces climate choice as 2015 deal nears

ANALYSIS: Reports Delhi government is slashing green safeguards raise concerns it is not bothered about cutting emissions

Comment & Analysis, Policy
BASIC group urges rich countries to act on climate change

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

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UN releases Ban Ki-moon climate summit plan

NEWS: Politicians, business leaders and civil society face packed schedule during 11-hour gathering

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Obama flags wildfire threat as coal states fight climate action

NEWS: Coal states are fighting pollution curbs as Obama highlights costs of wildfire worsened by climate change

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