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Look to the cloud for climate inspiration, says WRI chief

INTERVIEW: Development specialist Andrew Steyer says big data projects can help make systems greener and hold organisations to account

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Hyundai and Kia pay record fine for emissions data errors

NEWS: Two car makers pay penalties totalling US$350 million after misreporting the fuel performance of 1.2 million vehicles

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Legal "guardian angels" praised by world's poorest for climate advice

NEWS: A global network of lawyers is offering the least developed countries free support to navigate climate talks

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Pulgar Vidal: IPCC leaves politicians with “no excuses”

NEWS: Science report and New York summit sent strong political signals for UN climate deal success, says Peru’s environment minister

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UK to pledge "strongly" to Green Climate Fund

NEWS: Climate and energy minister says UK will make significant donation to UN’s green bank in November

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Ban Ki-moon: World leaders are ready to sign climate deal

NEWS: Political landscape is different from disastrous attempt to sign climate deal in 2009, says UN secretary general

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Australia agrees to include climate change on G20 agenda

NEWS: Tony Abbott grudgingly inserts paragraph on climate change, in line with international demands

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UN prepares release of "incredible" climate change study

NEWS: Latest IPCC report to offer messages of danger and opportunity for governments as they prepare for Paris deal

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Oil guzzling Malta proposes climate change law

NEWS: New law would set up Climate Action Fund and carry prison sentences for those breaking its obligations

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IPCC will abolish doubt in climate politics - Danish minister

NEWS: The UN’s latest climate change report will provide strong scientific base for negotiations in the future, says Rasmus Helveg-Petersen

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IPCC report is “roadmap” to Paris climate deal – Pachauri

NEWS: Governments gather to approve report that will be scientific basis to UN climate negotiations next year

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Inconclusive Bonn climate talks leave a heavy Lima workload

NEWS: No decision on shape of 2015 national climate pledges as a week of interim talks in Bonn draws to a close

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Ambitious or weak? Reaction to the EU's 2030 climate package

COMMENT: Business leaders, NGOs and politicians give their verdict on the European Union’s 2030 energy and climate change targets

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EU adopts CO2 cutting target of "at least" 40% by 2030

NEWS: European leaders agreed a package of climate change and energy targets late last night, which will contribute to a global deal

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Poland "needs tough love" to steer home EU climate deal

INTERVIEW: Former Finnish environment minister says Warsaw must be helped to ditch its addiction to coal

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EU leaders eye deeper 2030 emissions cuts ahead of sign-off

NEWS: The latest draft agreement targets emissions cuts of “at least” 40% but weakens energy efficiency goal in 2030 package

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UN climate talks: Countries urged to build bridges

NEWS: With just over a year to reach a global climate deal in Paris, negotiators are struggling to get past old conflicts

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Poland isolated as pressure mounts on EU to deliver 2030 climate deal

NEWS: Warsaw holding out for more financial support as leaders head to Brussels for key two day European Council summit

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European Parliament approves EU climate and energy chiefs

NEWS: Maros Sefcovic and Miguel Arias Canete will lead the European Union’s energy and climate change policy at a critical time for international negotiations

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Sweden pledges $500m to Green Climate Fund

NEWS: New budget from centre-left government offers additional cash for developing countries

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