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Obama’s climate legacy: can it survive President Trump?

: In the third of our Obama years trilogy, we ask whether the climate gains of the past eight years can last as the Donald takes power

Arctic scientists take climate warming to World Economic Forum

: Researchers bring warnings of a rapidly melting North Pole to world leaders in Davos

The data is in: 2016 was hottest year on record

: NASA, NOAA and the Met Office independently confirm global temperatures were 1.1C higher than the pre-industrial average

As it happened: Trump’s EPA pick tells senate climate science ‘subject to debate’

: Commentary as Scott Pruitt – Donald Trump’s pick as EPA chief – faces his confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill. Follow us on twitter @ClimateHome and Facebook

When the US last tried to kill the UN climate talks

: Buoyed by a climate-hostile Congress, George W Bush set out to kill the UN climate talks stone dead. Despite his (and the oil industry’s) best efforts, a knockout proved elusive

VIDEO: Trump interior pick says climate is no hoax

: Asked by Bernie Sanders if he agreed with Donald Trump about climate change, Ryan Zinke said “I don’t believe it is a hoax”

Exxon has ‘excellent future’ in Russia says ex-energy chief

: Former Putin minister and CEO of Rosneft says renewed cooperation with US would open up “massive investment” in Arctic oil and gas

India to end coal imports in ‘next few years’

: A 25% drop in imports in 2016 leads minister to declare independence from foreign coal

Six bits of crucial context for Trudeau tar sands “gaffe”

: Right wingers went spare when Canada’s prime minister said tar sands need to be phased out. Here’s why they’re being disingenuous

Obama sends $500m to UN climate fund

: With the clock winding down on his presidency, Barack Obama signs over half a billion dollars to help poor countries fight climate change

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Marrakech climate summit closes with final plea to Trump

As climate talks in Marrakech dragged into the late hours of Friday, leaders finally broke the silence over their fears of Donald Trump

COP22 headlines: what did Marrakech climate summit deliver?

An oasis of climate commitment in a desert of Trump panic, the UN talks made steady progress on putting the Paris Agreement into action

Marrakech climate summit marks start of new era

As Obama, Kerry and Ban Ki-moon head for the exit, it’s unclear if a new world order will place same emphasis on climate action

Fiji invites Trump to visit climate-hit Pacific islands

On the final day of climate talks in Marrakech, next year’s host appealed to the US president-elect for solidarity

China: The green dragon roars

Xi warns Trump against quitting UN climate deal

Chinese president delivers impassioned ode to globalisation, free trade, green growth and says any trade war will leave ‘no winners’

What Trump can learn from China about competitiveness

In Davos, President Xi Jinping is promoting a new growth model. China Dialogue looks at how booming renewables support that vision

China is taking the green bond market by storm

Beijing’s sustainable finance push is bearing fruit, with a world-leading $36.9bn worth of green bonds issued last year

Weekly wrap: China cements low carbon plans

This week’s top climate politics and policy stories. Sign up to have our Friday briefing and Monday’s crib notes sent to your inbox

How China is reinforcing its climate targets for 2020

This week’s hotly anticipated five-year plan for energy shows stronger ambition for shifting from coal to cleaner sources

Mapped: China’s $32 billion overseas clean energy splurge

Long known for its huge foreign investments in coal, oil and gas, Beijing is now starting to splash the cash on greener technologies

China to invest $361bn in clean power by 2020

Five-year plan sets country on path to get 15% of its energy from non-fossil sources by the end of the decade

The age of Xi: will China flex its climate muscles in 2017?

Beijing’s policies have seen China invest heavily in renewables and support the UN’s first major climate pact – but without US cover it will face new scrutiny this year

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In focus: Green Climate Fund

7 tasks for the new Green Climate Fund chief

The new head of the UN’s green fund has a packed to-do list: here Climate Home outlines what he should focus on in his first year in charge

Green Climate Fund misses 2016 target as US donation in doubt

Board celebrates approval of projects worth $1.3bn at meeting in Samoa, but falls short of $2.5bn goal and delays key policy decisions

Dear Green Climate Fund board, Samoa needs you to deliver

This week’s meeting of the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in the Samoan capital Apia – here the country’s ambassador to the UN outlines his hopes

Why the UN’s Green Climate Fund is not fit for purpose

We need to recognise that adaptation to climate change is a new activity for which there is no real pre-existing “expertise” available – it’s time the GCF recognised this

Republicans plan multi-billion dollar climate budget raid

Under President Trump, the US is expected to halt cash for climate-friendly development, holding back international action

African climate plans in doubt amid slow aid flows

Delegates at COP22 in Marrakech warn they need faster cash flow to fulfill their contributions to the Paris Agreement

Africa’s “buyer’s remorse” over Paris climate deal

Some African governments are regretting the ambition of emissions targets submitted towards the Paris Agreement, say advisers

Green Climate Fund talks ‘hijacked’ by India-Pakistan conflict

After objections by the Indian representative, the Green Climate Fund has kept on hold a project to reduce the risk of glacial lake outburst floods in northern Pakistan

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