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UN climate chief: IPCC report ‘alarm clock’ moment

Christiana Figueres says impacts of climate change far more urgent and intense than previously thought

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IPCC report shows climate change is mother of all risks - PwC

Dr Celine Herweijer explains why the IPCC’s AR5 report is critical for any business with ambitions to develop and expand overseas

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Aviation central to tackling climate change, says Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary General urges states to hasten towards aviation agreements, as high level meetings commence in Montreal

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USA and Brazil block talks at UN desertification summit

Countries object to proposals aimed at developing new set of indicators to measure land degradation

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Stern: economists 'responsible' for climate policy hesitation

Leading economist Lord Stern says his profession has built models which vastly underestimate effects of climate change

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Ban Ki-moon calls on world leaders to unite at 2014 climate summit

At opening of UN General Assembly, Ban Ki-moon invited leaders to come together in 2014 to stimulate action on climate change

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Australia Climate Commission starts fightback against Abbott cuts

Climate Commission is resurrected as independent body as Australian PM begins regressive action on climate change

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Europe needs more ambition to meet carbon targets - analysts

EU will discuss changes to the carbon market to allow the bloc to meet its 2030 emissions reduction goals

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IPCC report should generate 'urgency' says senior UN official

UN desertification chief Luc Gnacadja says this week’s UN climate science review should encourage governments to rapidly boost their environmental efforts

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World leaders release climate justice declaration in New York

Former presidents, academics and scientists have come together to issue declaration calling for action on climate justice

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UN General Assembly: time for leaders to deliver climate ambition

World leaders need to take more ambitious actions to confront the mounting threat of climate change

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IPCC set to issue governments with tough climate change warning

The world must prepare for a strong message on climate change as leaders meet in Stockholm to finalise report

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China responds to public anger with new pollution plan

Central government launches five year strategy to cut smog as Pew Research Center poll suggests 47% now unhappy with quality of environment

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UN climate report set to establish 'global carbon budget'

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change likely to detail figure of fossil fuels that can be burnt before 2°C warming limit is breached

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Time for Angela Merkel to fill the climate leadership vacuum?

Angela Merkel is expected to win this weekend’s German election, but will a new coalition government be committed to climate and clean energy issues?

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Concrete emissions pledges 'not a priority' for 2015 climate deal - UN official

2015 climate deal unlikely to demand specific reduction pledges, and will cut emissions ‘bottom-up’, says top UN official

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California and China sign climate change pact

US state signs two-year agreement with Beijing, agreeing to work together to advance low carbon development

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John Ashton: a winning climate coalition is waiting to be forged

Former UK climate envoy says low carbon industry and progressive politicians need to combine to build new political consensus on global warming

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Costa Rica debates new climate change law

Bill could see creation of National Climate Change Committee and legally binding decarbonisation targets

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Sir David King appointed UK climate change envoy

Former Chief Scientific Advisor takes key Foreign Office post two years ahead of proposed UN emissions reduction deal

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