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US Secretary of State John Kerry says he is committed to working closely with small island leaders to guarantee future survival

Pacific leaders will be joined by delegates from United States, China, and the EU to discuss measures to address rising levels of carbon dioxide

Polarised shale gas exploration debate makes an effective EU energy market strategy essential argues Simon Moore from UK think tank Policy Exchange

In a report ahead of talks on Millennium Development Goals, UN Secretary General highlights importance of sustainable development

Polls by Solar Trade Association and Carbon Brief indicate UK public broadly supportive of investment in renewable energy

Analysts believe agreement on funding for mitigation and adaptation in developing countries now unlikely at COP19 UN talks in Warsaw

Critics say weakened target is another example of the current government’s climate change ‘coma’

Danish government published list of projects that could help it achieve 40% emissions reduction target by 2020

Research shows that Australian opposition’s refusal to create carbon market means that Australia will not hit binding pollution targets

Chairs also call for Warsaw summit in November to start delivering decisions on how global treaty will work

Environment Minister Mark Durkan says Prime Minister’s shale gas stance is encouraging “reckless and irresponsible” behaviour

Prime Minister’s support for fracking does not explain how it can be reconciled with UK decarbonisation targets

Rudd and Abbott commit to 5% emissions reductions in Australia election debate, but say exceeding this would depend on international agreements

In the first of RTCC’s ‘Climate Leaders’ series, former UN climate science chief Bob Watson discusses forthcoming AR5 report and political implications

A report has found that Australia can deliver on its Copenhagen pledge to cut emissions by 25% by 2020

Ambitious domestic legislation needs to pave the way for an international treaty, legislators conclude

Senate inquiry reports Australia is likely to witness extreme weather events with increasing intensity, but does not have the resilience to deal with it

Veteran climate analyst Saleemul Huq has just returned from the USA, where he observed a sea change in attitudes towards action on global emissions

Climate policy is becoming a fixture on political agendas, but maintaining investment flows for green growth will be vital

Weak emissions trading scheme and plans for oil and gas drilling raise questions over country’s climate strategy