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Norway, USA & UK pledge $280 million to combat deforestation

World Bank-backed scheme will establish public-private partnership to cut emissions from loss of forest cover

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Loss and damage: why is this a big issue at UN climate talks?

Saleemul Huq from the IIED explains why climate compensation is important for developing countries

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Yvo de Boer: vital to clarify legal nature of 2015 climate deal

Former UN climate chief tells RTCC countries need to understand what form of legal outcome they will sign

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UK pledges to end financing of coal plants

Energy secretary told delegates at climate talks the UK will join US to help developing nations to transition to low carbon economy

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Developing nations blame Australia for loss and damage talks 'walkout'

Delegation accused of wearing t-shirts and “gorging on snacks” during critical UN talks

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Polish govt sacks COP19 chief Korolec as Environment Minister

Government surprises envoys attending UN climate talks by sacking the summit’s President Marcin Korolec

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EU climate chief: 'backtracking' at UN talks 'not acceptable'

Connie Hedegaard tells RTCC efforts by some countries to renegotiate old treaties risk derailing a 2015 climate change deal

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Monica Araya: governments can say no to fossil fuels

The fossil fuel lobby has a disproportionate influence on world leaders, but they are not as powerless as they pretend

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EU directs 20% of budget to climate change on eve of UN finance meeting

EU has confirms budget for next seven years, directing €180bn towards climate finance, with €15bn to go towards developing countries

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Ban Ki-moon: Typhoon Haiyan a climate 'wake-up call'

UN chief says people “feeling wrath of warming planet”, and calls on China, EU and USA to drive forward negotiations in Warsaw

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Letter to Russia: don't shoot yourself in both feet at UN climate talks

Russia’s 2020 climate targets are “borderline delusional” says a seasoned Kremlin carbon observer

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Finance central to UN climate talks, as UK calls for more pledges

Climate minister says other developed nations should aim to equal UK pledge to deliver $6 billion by 2015

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John Kerry pledges US leadership at UN climate talks

Secretary of State says all nations need to “take on” challenge posed by global warming, promising support at negotiations

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UN proposes roadmap to 2015 climate change deal

Negotiating text outlines framework for Warsaw climate pact, but does not clarify when mitigation and financial pledges will be made

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Peru has "no plans" for coal summit at 2014 UN climate talks

Hosts of 2014 UN summit working closely with Poland and France, but no chabce of another World Coal meeting on sidelines

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Lord Stern: trillions required for climate change investments

Leading economist says radical injections of finance needed from public and private sector to address climate challenge

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Video: coal sparks green protests at UN climate talks

Annual World Coal Association summit fires anger among groups taking part in climate negotiations in Warsaw

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Figueres tells coal: leave most existing reserves in the ground

UN climate chief tells World Coal meeting in Warsaw industry needs to diversify and invest in carbon capture technology

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China 'unsure if progress is possible' at UN climate summit

Negotiations in Warsaw move up a gear this week, as countries scramble to resolve outstanding issues

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Pressure mounts on EU as UN climate talks falter

Australia and Japan’s decision to downgrade climate targets leaves EU shouldering heavy expectations

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