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REDD+ mechanism could be too late to save world's rainforests

Governments in Brazil, Congo, Indonesia and Mexico can act now to protect forests says new study

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How is the USA preparing for climate change?

In an executive order from the White House today, President Obama outlined how the US can prepare itself for the impacts of climate change

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France cranks up climate diplomacy ahead of 2015 UN summit

Climate change now a key foreign policy aim for Francois Hollande, seeking to learn from mistakes of 2009 Copenhagen talks

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Australia should adopt '25% emissions reduction target'

Report calls Australia’s 5% target inadequate but government has refused further funding to increase this

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Russia warns UN of "eroding transparency" at climate talks

Senior official in Environment Department says ‘sovereign rights’ of countries must be respected at UN talks

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Japan to set 3.8% 2020 emissions reduction target - report

Nikkei newspaper says new goal would represent a 3% increase in the discharge of greenhouse gases from 1990 levels

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EU environment ministers demand 'ambitious' 2030 climate targets

New report from 13 European ministers urges EU to take quick action to spur private investment and reform ETS

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Figueres: IPCC's 'carbon budget' will not drive Warsaw talks

Guardian: UN climate change chief says it would be too ‘politically difficult’ to negotiate national allocations of carbon emissions

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India and US HFC row brews at UN talks in Bangkok

India blocks international efforts to cut production of greenhouse gases used in air conditioning and refridgeration

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David Cameron threatens to scrap key UK climate legislation

UK Prime Minister tells Parliament he wants to cut a series of ‘green levies’ imposed on energy companies aimed at encouraging low carbon growth

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Climate leaders face "Custer's last stand" as UN talks approach

Next three years are crucial in determining the shape of climate action, say policy experts at two day Chatham House conference

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USA reveals red lines for 2015 climate change deal

Lead climate envoy Todd Stern tells audience in London too much focus on ‘legal form’ could blow hopes of agreement

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UN climate chief underlines Green Climate Fund concerns

Christiana Figueres says over $1 trillion will be needed to address climate change, on day new study reveals global funding fell in 2012

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EU sets 2014 deadline for global climate pledges

Meeting to establish EU position at UN climate talks, ministers have proposed 2014 deadline and stressed role of public finance

Policy
Green growth: lessons in climate resilience from world's poorest

Some least developed countries are at the forefront of efforts to cut pollution, adapt to climate change and achieve economic and social development

Policy
Former WTO chief calls for 'G90' to tackle climate change

Report by eminent group of leaders chaired by Pascal Lamy calls for action to reform the ‘short-termism’ of politics

Policy
Netherlands business coalition releases new 2020 climate strategy

‘National Energy Agreement’ aims to help government meet EU 2020 targets and accelerate green growth

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EU 2020 climate targets branded 'too easy'

As EU Environment Ministers meet in Luxembourg, critics believe a huge opportunity has been missed to do much more to tackle climate change

Policy
Ban Ki-moon summit set to decide fate of Green Climate Fund

Scheduled UN climate gathering of world leaders in 2014 appears to be best opportunity for countries to make significant pledges

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Lord Deben: Cameron is 'utterly committed' to fighting climate change

The head of the Climate Change Committee speaks to RTCC about Conservative commitment to climate cause and why it matters

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