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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

Policy
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

Policy
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

Comment & Analysis, Policy
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

Policy
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

Policy
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

Policy
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

Policy
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

Policy
Arctic ice melt means more pirate and terrorist chases say UN climate hosts

Questions raised over Warsaw’s climate ambition as posts on UN summit website suggest economic benefits from ice-free Arctic

Policy
Salmond doubles Scottish climate justice fund to £6m

First Minister says Scotland’s government will ensure climate justice is a central pillar in the country’s policymaking process

Policy
EU closing in on 20% emissions reduction target

EU on course to hit 2020 carbon targets, but some individual states in danger of falling behind in renewables and efficiency sectors

Policy
Scots set to push climate justice agenda at landmark summit

Meeting to explore pathways to address climate change, but questions linger over country’s reliance on oil and gas revenues

Policy
What next for EU climate diplomacy after aviation compromise?

Historic leaders at UN climate talks face tough questions after high-profile crash at ICAO summit in Montreal

Comment & Analysis, Policy
UN aviation emissions deal strikes harsh blow to EU trading scheme

UN deal sets emissions reduction scheme in motion, but EU trading scheme crushed in series of vitriolic negotiations

Policy
Lord Deben: no justification for changes to UK carbon budgets

Head of UK Climate Change Committee says there is no legal or economic justification to change the country’s current decarbonisation plans

Policy
IPCC carbon budget sets countries tough challenge

For the first time UN scientists have set a limit on the amount of greenhouse gases that can be released – but is there a short-term alternative?

Policy