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Top emitters head to Morocco to discuss Paris climate plans

NEWS: EU-convened meeting offers chance to discuss how inadequate carbon cuts can be accelerated after 2015 climate summit

Weekly wrap: UN text slimmed, oil men, back to Lima

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Prakash Javadekar: rich countries are on a climate vacation

NEWS: India’s environment chief say he wants more pre 2020 carbon cuts from wealthy countries, and is not happy with a draft UN climate agreement

Bolivia dash for oil undermines ‘Mother Earth’ summit

NEWS: Analysts dismiss South American rebel’s climate gathering next week as a publicity stunt, amid weak environment record

Climate vulnerable states despair of rich, launch finance plan

NEWS: V20 coalition launched in Lima this week says it will raise funds for climate adaptation projects and develop a collective insurance scheme

Fracktivists ‘win’ as Brazil shale gas auction flops

NEWS: Climate campaigners claimed victory after just 37 of 266 hydrocarbon exploration blocks found buyers on Wednesday

South East Asia coal use to triple – IEA

NEWS: Bleak analysis suggests regional leaders invest in energy efficiency and ditch lavish subsidies to limit climate damage

Can we trust Shell’s ‘Energy Transitions Commission’?

COMMENT: An industry inspired effort to muddy the waters or a real push to develop a low carbon future? The jury is out

IMF chief seeks climate breakthrough at Lima meet

ANALYSIS: Christine Lagarde calls on governments to back carbon pricing, slash fossil fuel subsidies as finance leaders gather in Peru

COP21: 2015 UN climate summit

Marshall Islands fires broadside at UN shipping chief over climate stance

NEWS: Soaring maritime emissions threaten world prosperity and survival, argues minister Tony de Brum in rebuttal to IMO

Climate change migration is ‘genocide’, says Marshall Islands minister

NEWS: Spectre of lost traditions as low-lying islands become inhabitable cause for climate action, says top envoy, Tony de Brum

UN releases 20-page negotiating text for climate deal

NEWS: Shortened document makes clear which elements will be legally binding and sets out decisions to be made before Paris summit

Weekly wrap: India rounds off week of climate pledges

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9 things we learned from national climate pledges

ANALYSIS: Almost 150 countries covering 90% of world carbon pollution submit timely plans to UN in unprecedented global exercise

National climate pledges are flooding in – now for the hard part

ANALYSIS: Well over two thirds of countries have submitted contributions to a UN deal, building momentum towards Paris summit

Airlines commit to climate action ahead of Paris

NEWS: Airbus, Boeing and Rolls-Royce among signatories to open letter pledging a carbon market to curb aviation emissions

What role should climate compensation have in a Paris deal?

ANALYSIS: Poor countries want rich polluters to pay out for climate damages. We asked five analysts how a new pact might resolve the freighted matter

UN climate talks

2C or not 2C: the hot question

World leaders home in on long-term green goal

NEWS: Xi Jinping, Angela Merkel and Dilma Rousseff among 30 head of states backing clearer pathway to limit warming to 2C

Global warming halfway to UN’s 2C limit – New Scientist

NEWS: All but one of the main surface temperature monitors has recorded a 1C rise since pre-industrial times, analysis shows

Why carbon removal from air needs more attention

NEWS: From tree planting to direct air capture machines, negative emissions techniques are essential, says founder of new centre

Hansen: 2C warming will raise sea level several metres

NEWS: Scientists warn feedback effects will melt polar ice faster than thought, causing “highly dangerous” impacts this century

Is avoiding 2C of global warming possible?

VIDEO: Models that suggest the world can rapidly cut CO2 emissions are optimistic, says CICERO’s Glen Peters

Governments silenced over UN climate change target

BLOG: Diplomats in Bonn have pushed back on an initiative to assess whether current levels of carbon cuts will slow risky warming

China, India reject calls for tougher climate goal at UN talks

NEWS: Development needs cited by emerging superpowers as science and geopolitics clash at Bonn negotiations

1.5C climate goal still in reach, say scientists

NEWS: World must embrace deeper emissions cuts, biofuels and carbon storage in last stab at limiting long term costs for planet, study says

Global warming

Carbon bubble: Time to ditch fossil fuels?

Carney urges G20 to tackle financial risks of climate change

NEWS: Bank of England governor calls for climate disclosure task force, warning of threats to market stability

Terrifying math: How Carbon Tracker changed the climate debate

ANALYSIS: For decades fossil fuels were seen as a safe bet – until one simple study by a team of fund managers in 2011

Mark Carney set for new ‘stranded assets’ intervention

NEWS: Bank of England governor to front debate on carbon bubble threat with UN climate chief one month before Paris summit

Credit agencies are ignoring climate risk – report

NEWS: Projects like Abbot Point coal port are getting investment grade status, but are incompatible with efforts to curb global warming

Fossil fuel giants reject calls to keep oil, gas and coal in ground

NEWS: Heads of Statoil, Glencore and Total use Paris summit to register climate concern but dismiss fears assets are dangerous

Norway urged to divest state pension fund from coal

NEWS: Analysis published ahead of a vote in Norway’s parliament argues coal is a financial and climate liability to be avoided

G20 to assess ‘carbon bubble’ threat – media reports

NEWS: United States, China, India, Russia, Australia, and Saudi Arabia to probe risks of stranded assets ahead of UN climate pact

BP adopts climate risk proposal after shareholder vote

NEWS: Oil major agrees at AGM in London to analyse which of its assets could be stranded by curbs on greenhouse gas emissions

Carbon bubble

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