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China sets target to slash potent 'f-gas' GHGs

NEWS: Beijing sets target to cut CO2 from refrigerant chemicals by 280m tonnes by end of 2015, defusing HFC ‘carbon bomb’

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Letter to Obama: Gambian envoy calls for US climate leadership

NEWS: Pa Ousman Jarju to writes to White House asking President to directly engage with UN talks on a 2015 climate deal

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MPs to develop 'blueprint' for 2015 climate deal

NEWS: Domestic laws ‘central’ to Paris agreement says UN climate chief as lawmakers gather in Mexico City

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Climate clings to sustainable development goals as debate intensifies

NEWS: UN set of targets has been whittled down to 17, but arguments rage over whether global warming should be included

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Climate vulnerable states call for 'concrete action' at UN talks

NEWS: Intense pressure on ministers at UN talks in Bonn, who meet for final opportunity to create draft text for ‘critical’ climate treaty

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EU to exceed 2020 climate target by 4.5%

NEWS: EU hopes news that it is overachieving on greenhouse gas reductions will boost ambition at this week’s UN climate talks

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China could cap carbon emissions from 2016

NEWS: Emissions cap is latest effort from Chinese government designed to target country’s rising pollution

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US carbon cuts will leave world 'safer and more stable' says Obama

NEWS: Obama’s climate rules show international leadership, but environmentalists will push for tougher targets

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EU calls for tougher scrutiny on 2015 climate deal carbon pledges

NEWS: Submission to UN warns countries are unlikely to make ambitious emission reduction promises ahead of Paris

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UN climate chief backs Obama’s new US carbon cuts

NEWS: White House move to curb carbon emissions could drive talks on 2015 climate deal forwards, says Christiana Figueres

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Island states invoke IPCC report at climate negotiations

NEWS: Low lying island countries at risk from sea level rise are pushing for tougher climate action ahead of Bonn talks

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Obama's new carbon cutting plans 'critical' to UN climate talks

NEWS: Yvo de Boer says tough new legislation will send global message that US is serious about 2015 Paris deal

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Prompt global action can cut the cost of going carbon neutral

NEWS: Ambitous climate deal in 2015 can cut climate costs for the rest of the century says senior UN official

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New mercury convention could help fund climate efforts

NEWS: Drive to cut toxic pollution from power plants likely to have knock-on effects for greenhouse gas emissions

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Pentagon 'clear' climate change is a 'national security' issue

NEWS: US military officials say threat from global warming is evident, calling for focus on efficiency and clean energy systems

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UN hails first success of 'climate matchmaking' service

NEWS: Pairing between developed and developing country could encourage further flows of climate finance

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EU calls for clean energy focus at UN climate talks

NEWS: Technical, not political, talks on efficiency and renewables should form basis of pre-2020 climate ambition, says EU

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India needs $834 billion to implement low carbon growth plans

NEWS: Planning Commission report highlights huge challenge facing new government, but stresses need to act

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How will the European elections affect climate policy?

COMMENT: As the polls open, RTCC speaks to MEPs on what the next European Parliament could – and should – achieve

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Bonn climate talks: low ministerial turnout expected

NEWS: Just 21% of governments sending ministers to June UN climate talks, raising doubt over engagement with process

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