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Arctic ice melt means more pirate and terrorist chases say UN climate hosts

Questions raised over Warsaw’s climate ambition as posts on UN summit website suggest economic benefits from ice-free Arctic

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Salmond doubles Scottish climate justice fund to £6m

First Minister says Scotland’s government will ensure climate justice is a central pillar in the country’s policymaking process

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EU closing in on 20% emissions reduction target

EU on course to hit 2020 carbon targets, but some individual states in danger of falling behind in renewables and efficiency sectors

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Scots set to push climate justice agenda at landmark summit

Meeting to explore pathways to address climate change, but questions linger over country’s reliance on oil and gas revenues

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What next for EU climate diplomacy after aviation compromise?

Historic leaders at UN climate talks face tough questions after high-profile crash at ICAO summit in Montreal

Comment & Analysis, Policy
UN aviation emissions deal strikes harsh blow to EU trading scheme

UN deal sets emissions reduction scheme in motion, but EU trading scheme crushed in series of vitriolic negotiations

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Lord Deben: no justification for changes to UK carbon budgets

Head of UK Climate Change Committee says there is no legal or economic justification to change the country’s current decarbonisation plans

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IPCC carbon budget sets countries tough challenge

For the first time UN scientists have set a limit on the amount of greenhouse gases that can be released – but is there a short-term alternative?

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UK faces "deep cuts" to meet global emission budget

Ed Davey says country will have to face historical responsibility if global carbon budget is divided among nations

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UN land degradation chief outlines ‘climate adaptation’ focus

Monique Barbut says Convention should develop adaptation ‘indicators’ for 2015 climate change summit in Paris

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Carbon price vital for success of UN 2015 climate summit – de Boer

Former UN climate chief says there’s little chance 2015 summit will be able to curb soaring emissions, arguing high carbon price is best solution

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What effect will the IPCC report have on UN climate negotiations?

Scientists say climate change is a clear threat but nations are unlikely to take warnings on board at next round of UN talks in Warsaw

Comment & Analysis, Policy
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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