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Marcin Korolec: trust is key to achieving an effective climate deal

President of UN COP19 climate summit says Poland will ensure negotiations are held in a ‘democratic and transparent’ fashion

Policy
Comment: EU needs to show leadership at Warsaw climate summit

Nick Mabey from Environmental Consultants E3G says Europe will lose out if it fails to push for an ambitious climate deal at the UN talks

Comment & Analysis, Policy
Marlene Moses: climate change stakes are high for island nations

Head of Alliance of Small Island States delegation outlines goals for UN’s COP19 climate summit

Comment & Analysis, Policy
Yvo de Boer: 'Australia should send minister to Warsaw talks'

The Guardian: Yvo de Boer stresses importance of COP19 climate change talks as it emerges Australia’s environment minister will not attend

Policy
UN climate chief Figueres should "boycott" Warsaw coal summit

Youth groups say Christiana Figueres will not be welcome at their meeting if she does not decline coal invite

Policy
UN climate jargon buster: a guide to deciphering the Warsaw talks

The UK Youth Climate Coalition (UKYCC) have dissected the jargon at the UNFCCC so you can understand what on earth is going on.

Policy
Taiwan: barred from UN climate talks, but committed to global deal

Minister of Environment in Taipei says country is pushing hard for an ambitious global emissions reduction deal

Policy
World's poorest set to press rich nations for climate compensation

Whether or not rich countries should pay compensation to most vulnerable states expected to prove controversial at UN climate talks

Policy
Figueres: UN climate talks in Warsaw a "pivotal" moment

UN climate chief says governments must advance in providing climate finance and creating a loss and damage mechanism

Policy
EU starts process to ratify Kyoto Protocol extension

Decision likely to dampen concerns from developing countries but critics say 20% reduction target should be raised

Policy
UK and South Korea agree to collaborate on tackling climate change

UK strikes deal with South Korea to join forces on developing nuclear power and emissions trading scheme

Policy
Carbon budget row risks UK influence at UN climate talks

Changes to UK’s fourth carbon budget could undermine efforts at EU and UN to secure effective emissions reduction deal says Climate Change Committee

Policy
Nick Clegg: senior Tories are blocking UK climate policy

Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister says Coalition partners are ignoring climate change in the face of scientific evidence

Policy
Intensive diplomacy central to success of 2015 climate deal – report

Unless national governments hone the art of influence, international negotiations are likely to suffer severe setbacks, warns E3G report

Policy
REDD+ mechanism could be too late to save world's rainforests

Governments in Brazil, Congo, Indonesia and Mexico can act now to protect forests says new study

Policy
How is the USA preparing for climate change?

In an executive order from the White House today, President Obama outlined how the US can prepare itself for the impacts of climate change

Policy
France cranks up climate diplomacy ahead of 2015 UN summit

Climate change now a key foreign policy aim for Francois Hollande, seeking to learn from mistakes of 2009 Copenhagen talks

Policy
Australia should adopt '25% emissions reduction target'

Report calls Australia’s 5% target inadequate but government has refused further funding to increase this

Policy
Russia warns UN of "eroding transparency" at climate talks

Senior official in Environment Department says ‘sovereign rights’ of countries must be respected at UN talks

Policy
Japan to set 3.8% 2020 emissions reduction target - report

Nikkei newspaper says new goal would represent a 3% increase in the discharge of greenhouse gases from 1990 levels

Policy