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US envoy Stern calls for climate truce in Congress

Influential diplomat says ambitious UN deal still on cards despite polarised atmosphere on Capitol Hill

Policy
Figueres: there are no regrets in backing tough climate action

UN climate chief says ‘Golden Triangle’ of opportunity awaits politicians and countries moving to low carbon future

Comment & Analysis, Policy
Merkel: UK and Germany have "common ground" on climate strategy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says UK and Germany have same approach to EU’s 2030 climate negotiations

Policy
Global climate laws now cover nearly 90% of carbon pollution

New study reveals 66 countries now have legislation governing climate mitigation and adaptation plans

Policy
South Africa delays carbon tax amid industry pressure

South Africa’s delay to carbon tax a reminder of lobbying power of major emitters

Policy
Cameron tells UK Parliament climate change a "serious threat"

Prime minister says he is committed to action as Labour opposition warn floods are ‘wake-up call’

Policy
Schwarzenegger: Conservatives can terminate climate change

Conservatives are on the side of the environment and always have been, claim right wing politicians

Policy
Prescott says UK government is “confused” about climate change

Former deputy prime minister says David Cameron needs to decide whether he wants to lead the “greenest government ever”

Policy
EPA chief says new US carbon standards will be 'tough but flexible'

Gina McCarthy says Administration is committed to more pollution cuts despite recent Supreme Court challenge

Energy, Policy
Opposition MPs criticise Harper for ignoring climate in Canada budget

‘Climate change’ does not appear once in latest federal budget, leading to further criticism of Harper government

Policy
Mike Bloomberg is ideal man to "serve humanity", says Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary General hails the experience and leadership of newly appointed Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change

Policy
Asian countries use 'equality' as a pretext to pollute says Nasheed

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed calls on Asian heads of state to treat climate challenge seriously

Policy
Obama says climate must influence 'all' government policies

US President says fate of Keystone pipeline is still uncertain, as Republicans start new campaign against carbon cutting

Policy
Climate change is a 'national security' issue say military experts

UK and other developed countries cannot afford to “pull up drawbridge” says retired Royal Navy Rear Admiral and German army analyst

Policy
US billionaire Tom Steyer to spend $100m on climate change campaign

American philanthropist to use personal wealth in ad campaign against climate sceptics in midterm elections

Policy
UK floods open 'window' for climate change politics

As flooding and storms continue to plague the UK, politicians must put climate change onto the long term agenda, say experts

Policy
Obama offers $100m to drought-hit Californian farmers

US president pledges over $100 million to help farmers who are suffering in historic Californian drought

Nature, Policy
US and China to speed up climate change co-operation

Carbon superpowers say they will step up efforts to improve emissions standards in cars, buildings and power plants

Policy
John Kerry warns climate change poses threat greater than 'WMDs'

Secretary of State tells audience in Indonesia unlimited carbon emissions could create a ‘fearsome’ weapon

Policy
UK floods: 10 'must read' articles on climate, science and resilience

Politicians, economists, scientists and comedians have their say on worst floods to hit the UK for 50 years

Policy