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Obama announces $1 billion climate resilience fund

President Barack Obama proposes extra support for US communities hit by extreme weather events

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President Xi tells John Kerry China "will do more" on climate

US secretary of state and Chinese president Xi Jinping agree to advance cooperative efforts to push climate change on the global agenda

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UK floods prove case for UN climate deal, says Ed Davey

Ed Davey says extreme weather events have “shifted the debate” on climate change in the US, with UK floods having similar effect

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Danish parties back 40% carbon reduction target

New climate bill will also see creation of independent Climate Council, modelled on UK’s Committee on Climate Change

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US outlines plans for 'durable and ambitious' UN climate deal

Early submission to UN reveals White House support for flexible deal involving developed and developing nations

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David Cameron: UK must become more resilient to extreme weather

Politicians grapple with long-term solutions to flooding, as PM says there is more extreme weather to come

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UK floods: a warning to those who ignore threat of climate change

Comment: Natural disasters are set to become more common in a warming world, and politicians should take note says the IIED’s Saleemul Huq

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David Cameron: climate change a ‘serious threat’

UK Prime Minister backs efforts to cut global carbon emissions, linking flooding to rising greenhouse gas levels

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US plans for tougher carbon pollution cuts gather pace

Reports from Washington DC suggest Obama Administration has held series of meeting to discuss possible climate strategies

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California's rate of CO2 cuts 'need to be doubled' after 2020

Regulators of California’s efforts to cut CO2 emissions say tougher targets, expansion, needed after 2020

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Rich - poor divide 'main question' at UN climate talks says Korolec

Current head of international negotiations says developing nations will need to deliver emission reduction plans by 2015

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UK governments accused of 'dismantling' climate adaptation strategy

Former Environment Secretary Lord Deben says national flood programmes have been neglected in past two decades

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Obama and Hollande call for 'ambitious' 2015 climate agreement

Presidents of France and USA issue statement ahead of summit to discuss economy, security and global warming

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Ban Ki-moon summit 'must succeed' says top UK climate envoy

Sir David King says clear carbon cutting pledges are essential at UN meeting, warning leaders must commit to attend

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EU climate chief says regional unity vital for 2015 Paris deal

European governments can “pressurise” heads of states into climate action says Connie Hedegaard

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EU jobs at risk without tough climate targets - report

Europe could drop out of key economic race with China, USA and India unless it backs low carbon growth

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UN climate chief Figueres hails potential of Ban Ki-moon envoy Bloomberg

World leaders can expect a call from from the former New York Mayor unless they take urgent action on climate change

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EU Parliament backs tougher renewable energy target

Full sitting of EU Parliament backs 30% renewables target, compared with 27% proposed by EC

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IMF chief Lagarde warns of "merciless" climate change

Speaking in London, Christine Lagarde says UN emissions deal and fossil fuel subsidies cut are now global priorities

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Forests could burn unless govts ramp up funding: report

Efforts at protecting rainforests could wither on the vine unless governments ramp up funding

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