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UN climate leaders reflect on 20 years of talks

COMMENT: past UN climate chiefs reflect on the negotiating process, and outline where they see progress

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EU delays 2030 climate package decision until October

Green groups and developing countries say Europe has lost ‘climate leader’s’ mantle after postponing new laws

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Ban Ki-moon hails 20th birthday of UN's climate change body

UN Secretary General calls for renewed efforts to cut greenhouse gases on the twentieth anniversary of the UN’s climate body

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Climate adaptation faces funding crisis warn UN officials

Adaptation Fund must find predictable stream of money in the wake of carbon market collapse, say board members

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Delay to EU 2030 climate targets 'nonsensical' warns De Boer

Draft texts suggest EU leaders plan to postpone release of decarbonisation plans until October

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UK budget: Osborne caps carbon tax on power plants

Green groups protest as UK budget freezes emissions penalties, boosting country’s biggest carbon polluters

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Jens Stoltenberg: swift EU 2030 deal will boost UN climate process

Ban Ki-moon’s climate envoy says Brussels leadership can help smooth international talks

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World's poorest call for UN climate process to be accelerated

A UN submission by the least developed countries group says that early pledges are key to successful Paris treaty

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Trust deficit blocking progress at UN climate talks

Dogmatic views and lack of financial guarantees blights week of negotiations in Bonn

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Climate change "bad boys" must make amends, say Marshall Islands

The US and China need to take urgent action to prevent small islands sinking, says Marshall Islands UN representative

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As it happened: UN climate change talks in Bonn, closing session

Coverage from the closing set of negotiations at the UN climate meeting in Bonn

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Yeb Sano: fasting makes me a better climate negotiator

Filipino negotiator tells RTCC that his monthly ritual of fasting is helping him to secure a strong UN treaty on climate change

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China's 'war on smog' won't cut CO2 by much: research

Beijing’s efforts to cut smog to also cut CO2, but nationwide carbon emissions and air pollution likely to remain high until at least next decade.

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Formal talks on UN climate change deal will 'start in June'

Pressure from developing countries forces officials to agree to accelerate 2015 climate deal talks

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Smog will drive China climate action, says France foreign minister

Laurent Fabius says Beijing knows it must take “bolder action” to cut pollution, expects cooperation on UN 2015 deal

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UN climate envoys hail momentum, but warn time running out

Negotiators say progress has been made at Bonn talks, but some warn time is running out to deliver a draft text by Lima

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Hollande and Xi to discuss climate at March summit

France and China leaders will discuss goals of 2015 UN Paris conference in meeting later this month

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Old splits emerge as UN climate envoys seek path to 2015 deal

Brazil, China and Saudi Arabia say they have no intention of discussing tough emission cuts at Bonn meeting

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US Senate debates climate change through night

Lawmakers maintain climate vigil on Capitol Hill, warning of economic and human costs that could hit US in warmer world

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John Kerry issues seven point climate change plan

US Secretary of State ignores recent criticism to ram home commitment to new UN climate deal

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