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US plans for tougher carbon pollution cuts gather pace

Reports from Washington DC suggest Obama Administration has held series of meeting to discuss possible climate strategies

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California's rate of CO2 cuts 'need to be doubled' after 2020

Regulators of California’s efforts to cut CO2 emissions say tougher targets, expansion, needed after 2020

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Rich - poor divide 'main question' at UN climate talks says Korolec

Current head of international negotiations says developing nations will need to deliver emission reduction plans by 2015

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UK governments accused of 'dismantling' climate adaptation strategy

Former Environment Secretary Lord Deben says national flood programmes have been neglected in past two decades

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Obama and Hollande call for 'ambitious' 2015 climate agreement

Presidents of France and USA issue statement ahead of summit to discuss economy, security and global warming

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Ban Ki-moon summit 'must succeed' says top UK climate envoy

Sir David King says clear carbon cutting pledges are essential at UN meeting, warning leaders must commit to attend

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EU climate chief says regional unity vital for 2015 Paris deal

European governments can “pressurise” heads of states into climate action says Connie Hedegaard

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EU jobs at risk without tough climate targets - report

Europe could drop out of key economic race with China, USA and India unless it backs low carbon growth

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UN climate chief Figueres hails potential of Ban Ki-moon envoy Bloomberg

World leaders can expect a call from from the former New York Mayor unless they take urgent action on climate change

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EU Parliament backs tougher renewable energy target

Full sitting of EU Parliament backs 30% renewables target, compared with 27% proposed by EC

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IMF chief Lagarde warns of "merciless" climate change

Speaking in London, Christine Lagarde says UN emissions deal and fossil fuel subsidies cut are now global priorities

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Forests could burn unless govts ramp up funding: report

Efforts at protecting rainforests could wither on the vine unless governments ramp up funding

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Latest climate science reports "chilling" warns John Kerry

US Secretary of State tells security experts climate challenge requires “collective leadership”

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Ban Ki-moon selects Bloomberg as cities and climate change envoy

Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg latest high-profile appointment as UN pushes for ambitious global deal

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South Korea confirms 30% carbon reduction target by 2020

Government says new carbon trading scheme will be critical to meeting climate targets by end of decade

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USA critical to Paris climate summit success says Hollande advisor

Francois Hollande’s climate negotiatons advisor urges Obama urged to commit to low carbon economy ahead of 2015 summit

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China unhappy with 'carbon budget' reference in IPCC review

Chinese government objected to scientists including carbon budget in IPCC Summary for Policymakers, documents reveal

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Snowden NSA files reveal US spied on diplomats at UN climate summit

Documents from whistleblower reveal extensive intelligence operation at 2009 UN meeting in Danish capital

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China, India and Brazil could 'derail' UN climate deal says UK envoy

Leading climate diplomat Sir David King says some developing countries are too vague about whether they will sign UN treaty

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UN climate talks: rich nations need to deliver in 2014 says Gambia envoy

Envoy for Least Developed Countries “optimistic” about UN talks, but says rich nations need to demonstrate commitment to carbon cuts

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