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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

Energy
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

Policy
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

Policy
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

Policy
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

Policy
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

Policy
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

Policy
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

Policy
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

Policy
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

Policy
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

Policy
EU moves towards ratifying Kyoto Protocol extension

NEWS: Brussels says bloc will sign off beleaguered treaty before successor crafted at key climate summit

Policy
Battle over carbon freebies ahead of EU policy launch

NEWS: As heavy industries lobby for carbon price relief, experts warn against weakening flagship EU climate policy

Business
EU-China summit ends with climate pledge imminent

NEWS: Global heavyweights sign climate change agreement in step-change in sino-European relations

Policy
Euroland: psyched and ready for climate charm offensive

ANALYSIS: The EU has its climate negotiating priorities set out on six foot banners, but will it get its way in Paris?

Comment & Analysis
EU unveils Morocco summit to gauge climate pledges

NEWS: Appraisal of power of UN country submissions to curb global warming set for October, but organiser unsure who will show

Policy
China, EU to talk long term emissions goal - Canete

NEWS: Power brokers to home in on climate at 29 June meet, while China may unveil critical carbon-cutting pledge, sources say

Policy
G7 poised for historic call to phase out fossil fuel emissions

NEWS: Delegates at summit indicate Angela Merkel has won battle for group of seven to target carbon pollution end

Policy
G7 set for critical climate talks as Paris summit looms

ANALYSIS: Bloc of leading developed nations primed to tackle climate goals as Angela Merkel steps up in crunch year

Policy