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Rhode Island signs off new climate change law

NEWS: East Coast state targets 80% greenhouse gas emissions cut below 1990 levels by 2050

Policy
Abbott blow as Senate ally Palmer blocks Climate Change Authority axe

NEWS: Clive Palmer announces support for climate action after Al Gore meeting, but still backs Australian carbon tax repeal

Policy
Sustainable development goals face $2.5 trillion funding shortfall

NEWS: UN report says climate, poverty and health targets will require huge cash injection from private sector to succeed

Policy
World Bank: Climate policies could generate $2.6 trillion a year

NEWS: Smart policies in US, EU, China, India, Brazil and Mexico would add trillions to global wealth

Policy
US cap on coal sector emissions "carbon crumbs" - Hansen

NEWS: US power sector is already halfway to the EPA’s 2030 carbon cap

Policy
GE Electric Meter

NEWS: Nearly half EU countries will miss 2020 target to install digital electricity meters

Energy, Policy
China completes rollout of pilot carbon markets

NEWS: China to decide on national carbon market, after completing regional pilots

Energy, Policy
Seven EU countries demand binding energy efficiency target

NEWS: Most EU countries still on the fence or oppose binding efficiency target in 2030

Policy
Republicans tell Congress to act on climate

NEWS: Republicans serving under Nixon, Reagan, Bush and Bush tell Congress to step up on climate action

Policy
China and UK to boost climate cooperation

NEWS: Nations pledge to intensify talks over UN climate deal, as Premier Li Keqiang makes first official UK visit

Policy
John Kerry hosts summit on ocean acidification

NEWS: Presidents and princes will gather at US state department to discuss challenges of acidifying oceans

Policy
UN climate envoys inch towards draft agreement

NEWS: UN climate talks end positively in Bonn, with negotiators saying they are one step closer to a 2015 agreement

Policy
Norway ratifies UN Kyoto Protocol extension

NEWS: Pressure growing on EU as internal rows force bloc to postpone backing of key UN treaty

Policy
Lack of finance holding up UN talks, say world's poorest

NEWS: UN talks in Bonn have delivered no progress on delivering climate finance, says LDC negotiator

Policy
Hilary Clinton hints at climate change fears in new book

NEWS: Potential 2016 Presidential candidate says environment cannot be relegated behind economic concerns

Policy
Hawaii passes climate change adaptation law

NEWS: New law creates climate council and seeks to protect islands from threat of rising sea levels

Policy
New Zealand rejects offer to join Australia's anti-climate alliance

NEWS: Efforts by Canada and Australia to build consensus against further climate laws appear to be crumbling

Policy
Russia-Ukraine crisis seeps into UN climate talks

NEWS: Former allies banned from cooperating as Ukraine prepares to align with EU’s climate stance

Policy
UK minister dismisses Australia and Canada climate 'alliance'

NEWS: London wants leaders in Canberra and Ottawa to play ‘responsible proactive’ role in curbing global greenhouse gas emissions

Policy
Expectations for UN's Green Climate Fund vary by billions

NEWS: Talks on climate finance continue at UN, but with little clarity on how much money to expect before Lima

Policy
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