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UN climate talks: how did countries come to agreement in Warsaw?

Frustrations of negotiators evident in leaked transcripts of closed door talks during Warsaw climate conference

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Five reasons why the 2013 climate talks were a success

This year’s round of international climate negotiations weren’t all doom and gloom. We’ve chosen five outcomes worth celebrating

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Lord Stern: global climate ambition lacking at Warsaw summit

Leading climate change economist says Warsaw summit conclusions indicates leading countries do not take climate change seriously

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UN climate talks: what was decided in Warsaw?

An outline of the main agreements reached at the 2013 UN climate summit, and what they mean for future negotiations

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Warsaw climate pact: Greenpeace, WWF & Oxfam reactions

Reaction from Greenpeace, WWF, Oxfam, the Climate Insitite and other NGOs to the end of the COP19 climate summit

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Warsaw climate pact: EU, USA, Pacific Islands & China reaction

Reaction from the EU, USA, China, UK, Small Island States, UNFCCC and Polish Presidency to the end of the COP19 climate summit

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UN agrees pathway towards 2015 climate change deal

Just under 200 countries agree on basic steps towards a global emissions reduction treaty at talks in Warsaw

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Yeb Sano: 'set aside narrow interests for good of humanity'

The energy may be flagging in Warsaw, but the sense of urgency is ratcheting up as UN negotiations on climate change push into final hours

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UN climate talks head for conclusion amid bitter divisions

Polish Presidency calls for final meeting to start as tensions rise between developed and developing nations

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UN climate talks in deadlock over weak finance pledges

Poor nations demand clarity on financial backing as Warsaw summit runs into overtime

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Mexico signs Majuro climate change declaration

Marshall Islands minister welcomes Mexico as latest signatory to high climate ambition deal

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Row over 2015 UN climate treaty slows progress at Warsaw summit

Venezuela accuses EU of “damaging” process as contentious talks on emission reductions go public

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Peru and France promise to restore soul to UN climate process

Hosts of critical summits in 2014 and 2015 promise civil society its voice will be heard after Warsaw walkout

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Six things Russia has to tell UN climate talks and the world

Russia’s climate chief on pre-2020 ambition, biased conclusions and NGO anger the Warsaw talks

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Warsaw climate talks: final day live blog

Live text and video coverage from the last scheduled day of negotiations at the COP19 summit in Poland

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Polish COP19 Presidency accused of putting coal over climate

NGOs stage mass exodus as rows between developed and developing countries threaten progress at Warsaw summit

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NGOs walk out of UN climate talks in protest at lack of progress

Greenpeace, Oxfam, WWF, Actionaid, Friends of the Earth, the International Trade Union Confederation and 350.org will leave at 2pm

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Nesjavellir Power Plant

Comment: fossil fuel industry is undermining and subverting climate policies says Rachel Tansey, and need regulation

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Divide between rich and poor at UN climate talks as wide as ever

US and EU say new agreement must erase old divisions between developed and developing nations – but others disagree

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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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