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USA critical to Paris climate summit success says Hollande advisor

Francois Hollande’s climate negotiatons advisor urges Obama urged to commit to low carbon economy ahead of 2015 summit

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China unhappy with 'carbon budget' reference in IPCC review

Chinese government objected to scientists including carbon budget in IPCC Summary for Policymakers, documents reveal

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Snowden NSA files reveal US spied on diplomats at UN climate summit

Documents from whistleblower reveal extensive intelligence operation at 2009 UN meeting in Danish capital

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China, India and Brazil could 'derail' UN climate deal says UK envoy

Leading climate diplomat Sir David King says some developing countries are too vague about whether they will sign UN treaty

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UN climate talks: rich nations need to deliver in 2014 says Gambia envoy

Envoy for Least Developed Countries “optimistic” about UN talks, but says rich nations need to demonstrate commitment to carbon cuts

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EU energy chief labels new climate targets "stupid"

EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger condemns the EU’s 2030 package, which he presented last week

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State of the Union: Obama calls for climate urgency

President says he will use executive powers to curb use of coal, but defends plans to use more gas and oil

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State of the Union: How will Obama tackle climate change?

US president’s climate ambition faces tough test as mid-term elections and hostile Congress limit room to manouevre in 2014

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Tunisia embeds climate change in constitution

Parliament vote makes country only third on planet to have legal commitment to tackling climate causes and impacts

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World Bank chief backs fossil fuel divestment drive

Jim Yong Kim says levels of carbon dioxide threaten development gains over the past two decades

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Al Gore: world close to a 'political tipping point' on climate change

Superstorms Sandy and Haiyan raising awareness of climate threats says former US VP, as leaders discuss solutions in Davos

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Ban Ki-moon: Davos summit can set tone for UN climate talks

UN chief urges CEOs and world leaders attending World Economic Forum to accelerate low carbon investment

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Developing nations express dismay at "disappointing" EU climate package

Small Island States and Least Developed Countries say science demands higher level of ambition than 40% target

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EU 2030 climate and energy package - all the reaction

Political leaders, business, clean energy groups and NGOs offer their reaction to the EU’s 2030 climate and energy package

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EU proposes 40% carbon pollution cut by 2030

EU’s climate and energy package proposes new targets for emissions and renewables, but bruising member state talks beckons

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UK budget cuts could lead to flooding damage worth £3bn

Independent Climate Change Committee confirms massive shortfall in government spending on flood defences

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Davos to discuss climate as UN makes new push for cuts

Weird weather and impacts of natural disasters high up the agenda at World Economic Forum gabfest

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EU bickering continues over 2030 climate targets

Pressure builds on EU President Barroso as Commissioners battle over region’s low carbon trajectory

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Obama: China and India carbon emissions could leave US "underwater"

US President tells Democrat fundraisers emerging economies hold key to addressing climate change

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EU set to propose 40% carbon reduction target for 2030

European climate compromise on cards, with Council decision likely to disappoint many green groups

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