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EU Commission split over 2030 climate targets

Commissioners for Industry and Economy stand accused of blocking ambitious goals as row deepens in Brussels

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UK and Poland announce plans to push fracking across Europe

David Cameron tells Polish Prime Minister that he will cooperate to prevent EU legislation that could slow down fracking industry

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EU committees vote 'yes' to renewables target, but Commission wavers

The Environment and Industry committees have voted in favour of renewables target, amid reports Barroso will drop proposal

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India to open new Environmental Protection Agency

Autonomous body will have power to block new coal or hydro power plants deemed polluting or unsustainable

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David Cameron links UK extreme weather to climate change

Prime Minister admission likely to place him at odds with climate sceptic Environment Secretary Owen Paterson

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Global carbon market to rise 15% in value in 2014

Cost of EU carbon allowances will rise by 50% on 2013 levels as global health of scheme improves, says a Bloomberg report

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EU heavyweights urge 40% greenhouse gas emissions cut by 2030

Germany, France, UK and Italy call for “clear and ambitious” targets, citing EU influence at UN climate talks

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Green jobs at risk without 2030 climate package: Hedegaard

EU climate chief says ambitious low carbon policies essential for region to retain competitiveness

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Figueres warns world is "running out of time" to agree climate treaty

UN climate chief confident political will is growing to cut global carbon emissions, but warns of tough challenges ahead in 2014

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USA likely to blow 2020 emission target without Climate Action Plan

State Department submission to UN highlights how far behind curve country is on meeting emission goals

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January 2014: a huge month for global climate ambition

Five events taking place through January will shape how the world talks about climate change in 2014 and beyond

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Former Norway and Ghana leaders appointed UN climate change envoys

Ban Ki-moon names former President of Ghana John Kufuor and former Prime Minister of Norway Jens Stoltenberg to fill the roles

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Why 2014 is a critical year for the politics of climate change

High level summits in New York and Lima expected to deliver roadmap towards global deal in 2015

Comment & Analysis, Policy
Kerry announces $24.6m aid to rebuild Philippines post Haiyan

US Secretary of State promises extra funds to Philippines, which he says looks like a ‘war zone’ in wake of Typhoon Haiyan

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EU in Wonderland: it's time to get real about the 2030 climate targets

Europe is in two minds over its next set of low carbon goals, but ambition is vital as the world is watching says E3G’s Ingrid Holmes

Comment & Analysis, Policy
UK sending 'mixed signals' over EU climate ambition

The UK is well versed in showmanship when it comes to climate change targets. But does it mean what it says?

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Can Sigmar Gabriel reboot Germany's low carbon agenda?

Vice-Chancellor will lead ‘super ministry’ focusing on energy and economic policy, but needs to act fast to maintain supply and cut costs

Comment & Analysis, Policy
UN outlines plans for 2015 global disaster risk reduction deal

March 2015 summit in Japanese city of Sendai set to lay foundations for climate change treaty later that year

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Ban Ki-moon: leaders must bring solutions to 2014 climate summit

UN chief says he wants bold announcements and action at the climate leaders meeting he will host next September

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UK should consider tougher climate targets, advisors say

Committee on Climate Change cites ‘clear economic benefits’ of cutting greenhouse gas emissions and investing in low carbon growth

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