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UN General Assembly: time for leaders to deliver climate ambition

World leaders need to take more ambitious actions to confront the mounting threat of climate change

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IPCC set to issue governments with tough climate change warning

The world must prepare for a strong message on climate change as leaders meet in Stockholm to finalise report

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China responds to public anger with new pollution plan

Central government launches five year strategy to cut smog as Pew Research Center poll suggests 47% now unhappy with quality of environment

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UN climate report set to establish 'global carbon budget'

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change likely to detail figure of fossil fuels that can be burnt before 2°C warming limit is breached

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Time for Angela Merkel to fill the climate leadership vacuum?

Angela Merkel is expected to win this weekend’s German election, but will a new coalition government be committed to climate and clean energy issues?

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Concrete emissions pledges 'not a priority' for 2015 climate deal - UN official

2015 climate deal unlikely to demand specific reduction pledges, and will cut emissions ‘bottom-up’, says top UN official

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California and China sign climate change pact

US state signs two-year agreement with Beijing, agreeing to work together to advance low carbon development

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John Ashton: a winning climate coalition is waiting to be forged

Former UK climate envoy says low carbon industry and progressive politicians need to combine to build new political consensus on global warming

Comment & Analysis, Policy
Costa Rica debates new climate change law

Bill could see creation of National Climate Change Committee and legally binding decarbonisation targets

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Sir David King appointed UK climate change envoy

Former Chief Scientific Advisor takes key Foreign Office post two years ahead of proposed UN emissions reduction deal

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Will Norway's climate ambition continue under Erna Solberg?

New centre-right government takes charge of climate progressive country, but questions remain over commitment to cutting domestic emissions

Comment & Analysis, Policy
UN targets global land degradation deal in 2015

UNCCD chief Luc Gnacadja says land degradation is now a “critical” issue with huge economic and social implications

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Gambia minister 'frustration' at sluggish UN climate process

In an interview with RTCC, Environment Minister Fatou Gaye pleas with developed countries to “act quickly” to help Gambia

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UK political parties accused of 'weak leadership' on environment

Report by WWF, RSPB, Greenpeace and Green Alliance claims all three parties have failed to take decisive stance on environmental policy

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Analysis: UN climate finance talks lay foundation for Warsaw summit

A series of UN-sponsored long term climate finance talks concluded today in South Korea. E3G’s Amal-Lee Amin explains what we have learnt

Comment & Analysis, Policy
UN bids for leadership role in 'age of sustainable development'

New report claims UN is only organisation able to implement Sustainable Development Goals that are set to guide economic thinking until 2050

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Barroso promises EU climate policy framework by end of 2013

European Commission president uses final State of Union speech to promise policy action on climate change and rebuke climate deniers

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South Korea pledges $40 million to Green Climate Fund

Fund hosts say this will ensure developing countries have the capacity to use the UN-backed low carbon bank

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Direct Action: should we give Tony Abbott’s climate plan a chance?

Anthony Hobley from Norton Rose Fulbright asks if the new Coalition’s Direct Action Plan is an end to Climate Action or simply a case of clever re-branding?

Comment & Analysis, Policy
G20 agrees to tackle ‘super greenhouse gases’

Countries agree to work with Montreal Protocol to target consumption and production of warming gases

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