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Luxembourg urged to radically slash fossil fuel subsidies

NEWS: Tiny country one of EU’s largest per capita supporters of oil, gas and coal suggests IMF data

EU publishes 'ambitious, robust' plan for Paris climate deal

WEEKLY WRAP: Brussels backs long term goal, regular reviews and offers hope of more climate finance in COP21 package

Breaking News
EU negotiating plan for Paris to back long term goal, 2C target

NEWS: Council report due Friday will stick to script but emphasise support for tough ambition mechanism to drive long term CO2 cuts

EU policy 'blind spots' to hit credibility in Paris

NEWS: Brussels has yet to account for ‘staggering’ 6 billion tonnes of carbon cuts in post-2020 target, CAN-Europe warns

EU to discuss strategy for Paris climate change summit

CRIB NOTES SEPT 14-18: Brussels to outline COP21 plans, General Assembly gathers in NYC, WWF releases global oceans study

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How a UN climate deal can help prevent refugee crises

COMMENT: As Syrian refugees flock to Europe, driven in part by drought, countries must plan for global warming-linked losses

Comment & Analysis
EU: climate damage must be treated with "urgency" in Paris deal

NEWS: Signs of shift in focus on compensation for warming impacts as EU Commissioner sets out stall at Pacific meeting

EC president Juncker warns of “climate refugee” challenge

NEWS: Stronger action to cap global warming needed to stop migration, says Jean-Claude Juncker in major Brussels speech

Investors urge businesses to quit climate-unfriendly EU lobby groups

NEWS: Nine companies including Glencore, Rio Tinto and BP targeted over membership of Brussels trade body Business Europe

EU should pressure Western Balkans to phase out coal - report

NEWS: As leaders meet in Vienna to discuss closer cooperation, they must address the energy transition, argues CAN Europe

Russia, Ukraine dodgy carbon offsets cost the climate - study

NEWS: UN-backed scheme increased greenhouse gas emissions by 600Mt CO2e, researchers have found, due to accounting flaws

Denmark minister seeks to water down climate goals

NEWS: Country’s 2020 emissions target will be “very expensive” to meet, says figure in recently elected government

Brazil backs long term zero carbon goal as Merkel visits

NEWS: President Dilma Rousseff declared support for G7 stance on emissions phase-out after receiving German leader in Brasilia

EU climate chief outlines criteria for Paris success

NEWS: World must agree to zero emissions trajectory by 2100 says Miguel Arias Canete, or 2015 deal will lack credibility and impact

EU ex-climate chief Hedegaard backs fossil fuel divestment

NEWS: Shifting funds out of coal, oil and gas could make “a very important contribution” to Paris deal, says Connie Hedegaard

EU needs climate finance plan by Paris, says Luxembourg presidency

INTERVIEW: Brussels needs to work out $100 billion roadmap and iron out internal position before Paris talks, says Carole Dieschbourg

EU mulls climate finance package ahead of Paris summit

NEWS: Luxembourg presidency proposes ‘toolbox’ to showcase funding amid fears cash drought could poision UN talks

Brazil, Indonesia climate pledges due within weeks - EU commissioner

NEWS: Miguel Arias Canete calls on all countries to submit national contributions to the UN for global deal

Why are big EU polluters moaning about carbon leakage?

ANALYSIS: Industries like cement and steel threaten to move jobs overseas if the price of emissions rises, in a challenge to climate goals

Business, Comment & Analysis
EU carbon market compromise pleases no-one

NEWS: Environmentalists criticise freebies to polluters, while business lobby claims carbon costs will drive manufacturing overseas