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Poland outlines ambitions for 2013 UN climate summit

Finance, short term pollution reduction measures and implementation all on agenda for COP19 meeting

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Pacific flights most polluting, finds study

Researchers find that flights covering an area near the Solomon Islands produce most ozone, as EU limits its ETS to own airspace

Learning, Policy
UK commits to supporting Pacific Islands in climate fight

Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire says strong coalition required to achieve global emissions deal in 2015

Policy
Australia emissions could rise by 9% if Tony Abbott is elected

Proposed cuts to green policies by opposition could increase emissions by as much as 45% by 2050 says Climate Institute

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IPCC scientists call for overhaul of 'blockbuster' climate reports

Guardian: As the IPCC prepares for its next major assessment, experts and governments propose more targeted and frequent studies

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Russia unlikely to deliver on climate change at G20

Syria crisis and economic growth likely to dominate St Petersberg summit as climate change drops off agenda

Policy
Pacific leaders adopt ‘Majuro Declaration’ on climate change

Text calling for climate ambition will be presented to UN chief Ban Ki Moon at General Assembly in New York

Policy
Marshall Islands President would rather drown than abandon country

Pacific Island leaders set to sign declaration that they will take initiative at UN climate change talks

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Beijing plans to slash car numbers in bid to cut smog levels

Chinese capital is to restrict cars on roads to 6 million by 2017, in an attempt to curtail smog which stifles city

Policy
Comment: we can't ignore costs of loss and damage from climate change

The issue of climate compensation at UN talks is like a house with many rooms writes Saleemul Huq – but few rich countries want to explore inside

Comment & Analysis, Policy
Comment: it's time to make the UN climate talks more accessible

International negotiations are often long, complicated, difficult to understand – but Joy Hyvarinen from Field argues it doesn’t have to be this way

Comment & Analysis, Policy
EU pledges €150,000 to relieve drought in Marshall Islands

As world leaders prepare to discuss climate threat facing the Pacific Islands, EU pledges to provide water to 6,400 islanders

Policy
Pakistan's climate change laws

What is one of the world’s most climate vulnerable countries doing to address the causes and consequences of global warming?

Policy
Is it time to devolve climate change policy making?

Nick Harrison from Ecofys explains why sub-national actors need more input into UN monitored Nationally-Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs)

Policy
Kerry: Pacific Islands need urgent climate support

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

Policy
Pacific Islands to push for climate ambition at Majuro summit

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

Policy
Comment: UK fracking fight highlights need for carbon pricing strategy

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

Comment & Analysis, Policy
Ban Ki-moon puts sustainability at heart of post-2015 UN agenda

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

Policy
Polls indicate UK public support for solar and climate action

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

Policy
UN climate finance talks deliver options - but no new money

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

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