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Call for finance to top agenda at Ban Ki-moon climate summit

NEWS: Fears over a funding crunch are affecting trust ahead of 2015 Paris deal, says Ecuador’s chief climate negotiator

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When young people infiltrate the UN climate machine

ANALYSIS: Not all youths protest. Some have become part of official government delegations. What can they achieve?

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Russia faces isolation as climate cold war looms

NEWS: Moscow’s historic links with US, Australia and Ukraine at UN climate talks appear unlikely to last after current crisis

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UN outlines disaster risk responses ahead of 2015 deal

NEWS: Successful disaster risk reduction negotiations could provide a strategy for climate adaptation outside of Paris deal

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Paris climate deal 'top priority' for UK Labour Party

NEWS: A Labour government would prioritise a global climate deal in Paris, shadow minister promises in speech

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EPA roadshow highlights polarised US climate debate

NEWS: Series of public hearings into new carbon cuts reveals deep concerns many US citizens have on climate policy

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How are the world's poorest preparing for climate change?

COMMENT: Climate vulnerable countries are now working on national adaptation plans – Saleemul Huq explains how they’re getting on

Comment & Analysis, Policy
Climate sceptic former UK minister to launch think-tank

NEWS: Owen Paterson, sacked last month as environment minister, is setting up the UK/2020 group to create a “radical Conservative vision”

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Whither India: Modi faces climate choice as 2015 deal nears

ANALYSIS: Reports Delhi government is slashing green safeguards raise concerns it is not bothered about cutting emissions

Comment & Analysis, Policy
BASIC group urges rich countries to act on climate change

NEWS: Brazil, South Africa, China and India say developed nations must meet their commitments

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UN releases Ban Ki-moon climate summit plan

NEWS: Politicians, business leaders and civil society face packed schedule during 11-hour gathering

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Obama flags wildfire threat as coal states fight climate action

NEWS: Coal states are fighting pollution curbs as Obama highlights costs of wildfire worsened by climate change

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World's top emerging economies talk climate in Delhi

NEWS: BASIC group of China, India, South Africa and Brazil gather to discuss negotiating position for UN’s 2015 climate deal

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France approves green energy law

NEWS: Hosts of 2015 climate summit adopt targets to cut fossil fuel use and boost the renewables sector

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Robert Rubin: Costs of ignoring climate change are catastrophic

NEWS: Failure to factor immediate action on climate change into American policies will lead to havoc, warns former US Trade Secretary

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Christiana Figueres: Climate deal must bring gender equality

INTERVIEW: UN climate chief Christiana Figueres says a climate deal must create an equal economy for men and women

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US officials push India to target tighter carbon cuts

NEWS: High level Delhi negotiations end with agreement to boost clean tech cooperation and efficiency standards

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Leading climate economist accused of "distorting" research

NEWS: Frank Ackerman says 2013 paper by Richard Tol, used by IPCC, minimises economic risks of climate change

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UK slashes climate diplomacy budget

NEWS: Deep cuts to the foreign office’s climate spending shatters the UK’s image of global leadership

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India and US pledge "active cooperation" on climate change

NEWS: Indian environment minister calls for cooperation and technology sharing with US ahead of UN talks

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