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Is the real rich v poor climate battle about to start?

: Two weeks of UN talks in Bonn underline scope and scale of challenge facing governments as they work out implications of 2015 Paris deal

Green Climate Fund has more money than projects

: Developing countries urged to deliver proposals for clean energy and climate adaptation projects as GCF aims to distribute $2.5 billion in 2016

Christiana Figueres: Impossible is not a fact, it is an attitude

: ‘I know that it is precisely at the points of greatest human need, that we can and must all rise to our highest sense of purpose. I have no doubt that together we will’

Weekly wrap: Oil major split, Trump and climate karaoke

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Brexit will leave US, China running global climate policy

: At present the EU is collectively at a similar level to the other two global super powers, the US and China. A UK exit would alter the balance of power for good.

G7 leaders set 2025 deadline to scrap fossil fuel subsidies

: Green groups claim promise is historic, but definition of subsidies remains vague in statement that also covers aviation, HFCs and urges early support for Paris Agreement

G7 must stop propping up doomed fossil fuel industries

: A deadline for ending perverse support to coal, oil and gas is welcome, writes ODI’s Shelagh Whitley, but actions speak louder than words

France envoy dismisses Trump threat to kill UN climate deal

: Likely GOP candidate wants to nix Paris Agreement, but Laurence Tubiana says it’s not a matter for debate at Bonn climate talks

Exxon, Chevron won’t budge on climate – so what happens next?

: Shareholder activists are ready to help Rex Tillerson and John Watson understand climate risk, if only they’ll listen

Climate Queen: Abba takes over UN talks in Figueres tribute

: Hundreds of delegates serenade outgoing climate chief with 1970s classic as first set of talks since Paris Agreement conclude

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Patricia Espinosa: Who is the UN’s incoming climate change chief?

Mexican diplomat is a team builder with a ruthless streak, say ministers who have worked with her

Fabius: EU failure to rapidly ratify Paris Agreement ‘damaging’

French former president of UN summit warns of negative consequences if Brussels does not formally join deal before it enters into force

‘Critical mass’ to support UN climate change deal

India, Canada and Mexico among countries set for early approval of Paris Agreement, in boost for climate action

Early entry: Approving the Paris climate deal in 2016 makes sense

Could the Paris Agreement set a new record for the number of countries signing up on the first day?

China: The green dragon roars

US, China to publish fossil fuel subsidy peer reviews

Studies being presented at the G20 could kick-start efforts to remove price supports for oil and coal, write Liu Shuang and Hu Min

China and US set for airline emissions clash

Responsibilities of rich and emerging economies at issue in Montreal meeting to thrash out aviation’s contribution to international climate action

Shanghai must target heavy industry to peak emissions

China’s largest city is leading on green buildings and sustainable transport technology, but experts say it needs to get a grip on polluting sectors

China to ratify UN climate change deal by September

Beijing makes surprise announcement at New York signing ceremony as UN urges countries to speed global efforts

Canada, Germany lead calls to price 50% of carbon emissions by 2030

Global carbon market can promote innovation and accelerate low carbon development, say coalition of six leaders

BRICS bank hands $811m in green energy loans

New Development Bank issues first tranche of renewable energy loans in emerging economies, but 2016 outlook for renewables industry downgraded on Q1 results

Renminbi power: Will China’s wallet shape the planet?

China has big financial firepower. It must channel it towards low carbon through the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to lead from the front on climate

Welcome to the world’s clean energy revolution, in 11 slides

ANALYSIS: Record investments in wind and solar are transforming our energy landscape, as this presentation from Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s explains

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In focus: Green Climate Fund

Climate finance must be based on science

Development banks can learn from corporations when it comes to getting bang for their green buck

How the Maldives are putting climate funds to work

As leaders meet in New York to sign the Paris climate deal, a water project is helping remote islands handle drought risk

Development banks eye pension funds in new climate finance drive

Manager of Climate Investment Funds says it wants to de-risk low carbon projects in developing world, unlocking trillions from institutional investors

UN-backed green fund to wean major banks off fossil addiction

INTERVIEW: New alliance with HSBC and Credit Agricole takes flak from civil society, but GCF heads say finance giants are now part of transition away from fossil fuels

Positives emerge from Green Climate Fund link with HSBC

BLOG: Big banks are not a natural partner for the UN’s flagship green fund, but a new link could reap benefits for both

Green Climate Fund considering proposals worth $5 billion

NEWS: UN’s flagship clean investment fund plans radical boost in support for developing countries once strategy is agreed by board this week

Green Climate Fund urged to ditch links to HSBC, Credit Agricole

NEWS: Civil society groups say potential partners are coal-friendly and have chequered past, but finance experts say it needs help from major institutions to leverage green billions

UN Green Climate Fund boss to leave in September

NEWS: Hela Cheikhrouhou to leave when terms ends as clouds gather over flagship venture

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