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Greenpeace South Asia says with half the forest clearance fires inside a protected area, responsibility lies at the feet of government

Derrick Oderson, chair of one the Kyoto Protocol’s struggling carbon cutting programmes says fixing them is only part of the solution

Ambassador Colin Beck says pace and direction of negotiations are leaving his people with an “uncertain future”

A line of text in this week’s G8 communique linking climate change to global security concerns could influence way rising emissions are perceived

At landmark speech in Berlin US President says a “grim alternative” awaits the world if rising greenhouse gas emissions are not addressed

World Future Council demands Europe increase renewable energy target to 100% within the next 40 years

Amended plans that will boost price of emitting CO2 now move to parliament for the second time

UK climate and energy chief launches attach on hardline sceptics, and calls on EU to adopt 50% decarbonisation target by 2030

Post summit communique admits “grave concern” over lack of action in bringing emissions under control

Syria crisis and economy put issue in the backseat despite Queen’ speech highlighting climate as a G8 priority

Ban Ki Moon tells youth groups at UN climate talks in Bonn they must use their power at the ballot box to keep pressure on politicians

Negotiators welcome participation of finance ministers at COP19 in Warsaw expected to advance traditional stalemate over climate funding

UN chief says developed and developing countries need to accelerate the development of national drought policies

Global Canopy Programme’s Christina MacFarquhar and Matt Leggett argue climate and trade negotiators must work together to ensure rainforest protection

France President says summit gives leaders a chance to map out plan to agree global emissions deal in 2015

Hopes rise for climate change progress after agreement by China to phase out one of the most potent greenhouse gases hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)

Enrique Maurtua Konstantinidis from the CAN-Latin America coalition of environmental NGOs says Peru is a great choice as host of the COP 20 climate talks

As two weeks of talks conclude, one negotiating track stalls but positive tone continues on discussions of new 2015 global treaty

Response to the end of the Bonn talks from Christiana Figueres, Connie Hedegaard, the Least Developed Countries, Save the Children and more

Negotiator Oleg Shamanov tells RTCC “brainstorming” on global treaty must stop at end of 2013, when a plan should be presented to all parties