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Domestic action will drive negotiations says UN climate chief as countries meet to discuss 2015 emissions deal

Work to develop framework of 2015 global emissions deal recommences with urgent need for ‘ambition’ of nations to be addressed

With the new treaty requiring action on emissions from all countries, emerging economies and the most vulnerable nations could see their positions diverge

Proposals by the US for nations to set their own greenhouse gas targets could fail to close the gap in ambition the EU’s top climate change negotiator has said

Sandbag claims bloc is 21.4% below 1990 emission levels, surpassing the 20% goal set in 2008

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