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China: climate laggards must join in pre-2020 efforts

NEWS: Lead negotiator Su Wei says developed countries must ramp up action on emissions this decade

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Record temperatures raise pressure on UN climate talks

NEWS: Envoys gather to discuss plans for global deal, with low levels of rich-poor financial aid still causing headaches

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Harvard and UCL students ramp up divestment campaigns

NEWS: From a lawsuit in Boston to a “die-in” in London, campaigners are raising pressure on universities to drop fossil fuel ties

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Spain pledges €120m to UN-backed green fund

NEWS: Contribution brings Green Climate Fund total up to US$9.7 billion, ahead of UN climate conference in Lima

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Australia, Canada should reveal climate targets, says EU

INTERVIEW: Miguel Arias Canete on why 2C is still the goal, coal is not the answer and critics have got him wrong

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Pope Francis backs global efforts to tackle climate change

NEWS: Head of Roman Catholic church says global warming is a “social justice” issue, confirms encyclical on environment due in 2015

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What UN stats tell us about climate efforts - and Turkey

ANALYSIS: The latest greenhouse gas emissions figures from rich countries show policies do work, but economics can change everything

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Paris deal unlikely to meet 2C warming limit, say climate veterans

NEWS: UN climate chief Christiana Figueres and predecessors Yvo de Boer and Michael Zammit Cutajar offer thoughts on Lima talks

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UN climate negotiators outline priorities for Lima

INTERVIEWS: RTCC asks negotiators from France, Russia, Bangladesh and beyond what next week’s UN climate conference should deliver

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Todd Stern on China, India and the UN climate deal

NEWS: US special envoy for climate change spells out what his country hopes to achieve in the UN’s climate change deal

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Diplomatic limbo lets Taiwan dodge climate responsibility

ANALYSIS: Taipei’s strategy to cut greenhouse gas emissions is full of holes and a lack of international pressure does not help

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World Bank calls on leaders to make "sacrifices" in climate fight

NEWS: Jim Kim says 1.5C warming could already be locked into Earth’s system, calls on governments to act fast

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Podesta: Next president could make or break US climate plans

NEWS: Key Obama advisor says US-China pact could be vulnerable if climate sceptic takes White House in 2016

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Ed Miliband: Copenhagen was necessary failure on road to Paris

NEWS: Some failures to be expected when trying to achieve difficult and important tasks, argues UK Labour leader

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India and China agree to discuss HFC cuts under Montreal Protocol

NEWS: Delhi and Beijing drop opposition to talks on limiting use of climate-warming gases used in refrigeration

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Germany nuclear phaseout puts 2020 climate target in peril

NEWS: Economics minister says carbon emissions reduction target is “no longer viable” ahead of parliamentary vote

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HFCs breakthrough possible at Montreal Protocol meeting

NEWS: India stance on highly polluting gas appears to soften as countries meet for ozone treaty discussions

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Taiwan defies China to seek recognition at UN climate talks

NEWS: The government in Taipei argues the island state has a unique perspective that should be recognised by the UN

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Australia left isolated as G20 backs climate action call

NEWS: Pressure from US and EU forces Abbott U-turn in Brisbane as global warming heats up summit negotiations

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UN climate talks boost as Green Fund nears $10 billion target

NEWS: US and Japan offer $4.5 billion at G20 talks in Brisbane as efforts to secure fund’s future gather pace

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