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'Inconceivable' Paris won't deliver climate pact, says UNEP chief

INTERVIEW: Achim Steiner tells Climate Home heads of state and Ban Ki-moon have critical roles to play in coming months

Paris dilemma: How do we judge success of 2015 climate summit?

COMMENT: Veteran climate talks observer Saleemul Huq offers his thoughts on what an ambitious climate deal looks like

Comment & Analysis
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
Joss Garman: What does a successful Paris climate deal look like?

COMMENT: If governments do not agree what is necessary to stay below the 2C threshold, will the Paris summit have been a failure?

Comment & Analysis
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

Forget climate pledges for Paris - let's talk deep decarbonisation

ANALYSIS: With power stations and urban infrastructure locking in emissions for decades, countries need a long term vision

Comment & Analysis, Policy
‘Predictioneers’ forecast Paris climate talks outcome with game theory

NEWS: What will countries agree to at this December’s critical UN summit? Researchers are mapping the likely outcome

Long term goal vital for Paris climate pact - Tubiana

NEWS: Pathways to ensure world avoids 2C of warming should be outlined as part of a 2015 UN deal, says top French diplomat

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
Rich-poor climate reconciliation in sight at UN talks

ANALYSIS: As Paris summit nears, negotiators are trying to defuse tensions over national responsibilities for climate change

Comment & Analysis, Policy
Shipping regulators wary of UN climate intervention

NEWS: UK and US envoys admit to industry the International Maritime Organization could be overruled on emissions goals

Countries edge towards loss and damage deal at climate talks

NEWS: Proposals published late Friday show positions once light years apart are slowly converging, although much work remains before Paris

UN climate officials chide Ban Ki-moon for 'snail's pace' jibe

ANALYSIS: Fears progress slow towards global pact unfounded, say co-chairs as countries agree to let them slim down draft text

Comment & Analysis
The Emissions Factor podcast: Bonn climate talks review

PODCAST: Ed King is joined by Michael Jacobs, Pilita Clark plus we hear from Christiana Figueres, Laurence Tubiana and Dan Reifsnyder

Weekly wrap: First signs of compromise at Bonn climate talks

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UN climate chief expects national plans to cover up to 80% of emissions before Paris

INTERVIEW: Christiana Figueres tells RTCC Brazil and India will soon come on board with climate plans, but admits more ambition required

US, EU considering loss and damage options for Paris deal

NEWS: Major developed economies exploring compromise options on contentious issue of loss and damage at negotiations in Bonn

Rich countries to unveil climate finance package at World Bank summit

NEWS: Lima billed as venue for proposal to help developing countries invest in green energy and prepare for extreme weather

Pressure mounting on UN as Bonn climate talks stutter

NEWS: Seven days of negotiations remain before Paris summit to finalise global pact, but what leaders will sign is unclear

UN chief to speed climate talks with New York leaders meet

NEWS: Ban Ki-moon to chair closed-door climate change session on sidelines of 2015 General Assembly, as fears grow over Paris deal progress