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Figueres warns world is "running out of time" to agree climate treaty

UN climate chief confident political will is growing to cut global carbon emissions, but warns of tough challenges ahead in 2014

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USA likely to blow 2020 emission target without Climate Action Plan

State Department submission to UN highlights how far behind curve country is on meeting emission goals

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January 2014: a huge month for global climate ambition

Five events taking place through January will shape how the world talks about climate change in 2014 and beyond

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Former Norway and Ghana leaders appointed UN climate change envoys

Ban Ki-moon names former President of Ghana John Kufuor and former Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg to fill the roles

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Why 2014 is a critical year for the politics of climate change

High level summits in New York and Lima expected to deliver roadmap towards global deal in 2015

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Kerry announces $24.6m aid to rebuild Philippines post Haiyan

US Secretary of State promises extra funds to Philippines, which he says looks like a ‘war zone’ in wake of Typhoon Haiyan

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EU in Wonderland: it's time to get real about the 2030 climate targets

Europe is in two minds over its next set of low carbon goals, but ambition is vital as the world is watching says E3G’s Ingrid Holmes

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UK sending 'mixed signals' over EU climate ambition

The UK is well versed in showmanship when it comes to climate change targets. But does it mean what it says?

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Can Sigmar Gabriel reboot Germany's low carbon agenda?

Vice-Chancellor will lead ‘super ministry’ focusing on energy and economic policy, but needs to act fast to maintain supply and cut costs

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UN outlines plans for 2015 global disaster risk reduction deal

March 2015 summit in Japanese city of Sendai set to lay foundations for climate change treaty later that year

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Ban Ki-moon: leaders must bring solutions to 2014 climate summit

UN chief says he wants bold announcements and action at the climate leaders meeting he will host next September

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UK should consider tougher climate targets, advisors say

Committee on Climate Change cites ‘clear economic benefits’ of cutting greenhouse gas emissions and investing in low carbon growth

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China outlines climate change adaptation plans

Leading planning agency calls for more resilient infrastructure, warning global warming cost country $32.9 billion since 1990

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Climate targets 'impossible' unless rich cut emissions 10%

Tyndall Centre scientist argues that radical emissions reductions are required to keep within safe warming limits

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Poland argues for delay to EU 2030 climate package

Former COP19 president Marcin Korolec says that EU should wait till 2015 to decide on climate package to align with UN

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EU could agree 45% emissions reduction target by 2030 - MEPs

Increased ambition from Europe hinges on global agreement in 2015 say insiders

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Loss and damage: UN needs to deliver on Warsaw climate pact

Loss and damage mechanism was a victory for developing countries, but its success will depend on work done in months ahead experts tell RTCC

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How can Peru make next year's climate summit a success?

Guy Edwards and Timmon Roberts say that Peru is well placed to ensure the UN makes progress on climate change next year

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Kofi Annan: 'just one more shot' to prevent dangerous warming

Political leadership required to make progress towards ambitious climate agreement says former UN Secretary General

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The path to Paris will be tough, agree UN climate chiefs past and present

Christiana Figueres, Michael Zammit Cutajar and Yvo de Boer on challenges facing international negotiations up to 2015 Paris summit

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