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US senators to hold marathon debate on climate change

Senate Democrats to debate climate change as Republican foes try to block curbs on coal

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As it happened: UN climate change summit opens in Bonn

Coverage from the opening day of negotiations on a global emissions reduction deal in Bonn

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Security Council seat could tempt India into UN climate action

Government’s unwillingness to accept emission cuts is damaging country’s image as a global leader, says study

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Loss and damage: the calm before the storm?

Countries agreed to address losses and damages linked to climate change at a summit in Warsaw, but now comes the hard part

Comment & Analysis, Policy
Marshall Islands foreign minister: 'We are facing a climate disaster'

Phillip Muller says country will be ‘wiped off the map’ unless global efforts to cut greenhouse gases accelerate

Comment & Analysis, Policy
UN climate talks: the toughest negotiations on planet earth

Diplomats involved in creating a global emissions reduction treaty explain why it’s such a tortuous process

Blog, Comment & Analysis, Policy
China demands rich countries make 40% carbon cuts by 2020

Aggressive statement demands rich make savage carbon cuts and raise billions in climate aid by end of year

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Least Developed Countries say science must drive UN climate talks

Nepal’s Prakash Mathema tells RTCC opportunity to address climate impacts is ‘closing fast’

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UN to start drafting 2015 climate change treaty

UN meeting in Germany next week will kickstart efforts to design draft of international treaty before Conference in Lima

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China's choking smog places carbon trading schemes in shade

Pilot emissions trading will need to be scaled up to build on CO2 cuts from curbs on coal

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Russia-Ukraine tension could be catalyst for EU 2030 targets

Tension with gas supplier Russia to spur push for domestic energy, but not only renewables would benefit

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EU releases proposals for UN 2015 climate deal

Criteria for submitting pledges for proposed global emissions reduction deal tops agenda for bloc

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EU delay could damage UN climate deal, warn ministers

UK climate chief Ed Davey calls for “urgent action” and commits to EU-wide 27% renewables target for 2030

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Russia outlines plans to meet 2020 climate goals

Draft document outlines how Moscow can meet 25% carbon reduction target by 2020, promising tougher accounting standards

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Denmark to push for 30% EU renewables target

New energy and climate minister Rasmus Helveg Petersen he is focused on EU agreeing tougher goals at March summit

Energy, Policy
Beijing polluters to face unlimited fines under new regulations

New rules to curb Beijing’s air pollution will impose harsher punishments on those responsible for smog

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Australia climate cuts "insulting sovereignty of other countries"

Chair of UK Climate Change Committee says Australian climate change backtracking “lets down whole British tradition”

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US envoy Stern calls for climate truce in Congress

Influential diplomat says ambitious UN deal still on cards despite polarised atmosphere on Capitol Hill

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Figueres: there are no regrets in backing tough climate action

UN climate chief says ‘Golden Triangle’ of opportunity awaits politicians and countries moving to low carbon future

Comment & Analysis, Policy
Merkel: UK and Germany have "common ground" on climate strategy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says UK and Germany have same approach to EU’s 2030 climate negotiations

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