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Row over 2015 UN climate treaty slows progress at Warsaw summit

Venezuela accuses EU of “damaging” process as contentious talks on emission reductions go public

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Peru and France promise to restore soul to UN climate process

Hosts of critical summits in 2014 and 2015 promise civil society its voice will be heard after Warsaw walkout

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Six things Russia has to tell UN climate talks and the world

Russia’s climate chief on pre-2020 ambition, biased conclusions and NGO anger the Warsaw talks

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Warsaw climate talks: final day live blog

Live text and video coverage from the last scheduled day of negotiations at the COP19 summit in Poland

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Polish COP19 Presidency accused of putting coal over climate

NGOs stage mass exodus as rows between developed and developing countries threaten progress at Warsaw summit

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NGOs walk out of UN climate talks in protest at lack of progress

Greenpeace, Oxfam, WWF, Actionaid, Friends of the Earth, the International Trade Union Confederation and 350.org will leave at 2pm

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Nesjavellir Power Plant

Comment: fossil fuel industry is undermining and subverting climate policies says Rachel Tansey, and need regulation

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Divide between rich and poor at UN climate talks as wide as ever

US and EU say new agreement must erase old divisions between developed and developing nations – but others disagree

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Norway, USA & UK pledge $280 million to combat deforestation

World Bank-backed scheme will establish public-private partnership to cut emissions from loss of forest cover

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Loss and damage: why is this a big issue at UN climate talks?

Saleemul Huq from the IIED explains why climate compensation is important for developing countries

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Yvo de Boer: vital to clarify legal nature of 2015 climate deal

Former UN climate chief tells RTCC countries need to understand what form of legal outcome they will sign

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UK pledges to end financing of coal plants

Energy secretary told delegates at climate talks the UK will join US to help developing nations to transition to low carbon economy

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Developing nations blame Australia for loss and damage talks 'walkout'

Delegation accused of wearing t-shirts and “gorging on snacks” during critical UN talks

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Polish govt sacks COP19 chief Korolec as Environment Minister

Government surprises envoys attending UN climate talks by sacking the summit’s President Marcin Korolec

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EU climate chief: 'backtracking' at UN talks 'not acceptable'

Connie Hedegaard tells RTCC efforts by some countries to renegotiate old treaties risk derailing a 2015 climate change deal

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Monica Araya: governments can say no to fossil fuels

The fossil fuel lobby has a disproportionate influence on world leaders, but they are not as powerless as they pretend

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EU directs 20% of budget to climate change on eve of UN finance meeting

EU has confirms budget for next seven years, directing €180bn towards climate finance, with €15bn to go towards developing countries

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Ban Ki-moon: Typhoon Haiyan a climate 'wake-up call'

UN chief says people “feeling wrath of warming planet”, and calls on China, EU and USA to drive forward negotiations in Warsaw

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Letter to Russia: don't shoot yourself in both feet at UN climate talks

Russia’s 2020 climate targets are “borderline delusional” says a seasoned Kremlin carbon observer

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Finance central to UN climate talks, as UK calls for more pledges

Climate minister says other developed nations should aim to equal UK pledge to deliver $6 billion by 2015

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