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Paris temperature check: Australia’s climate plans in focus

: The outsider who came in from the cold: Malcolm Turnbull said tackling climate change “inspires and energises” him, but has he delivered?

Weekly wrap: Brazil, US and China drop climate deal hints

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So the Paris climate deal enters into force: then what?

: Excitement is building over the likely entry into force of the UN’s climate deal – but that will only be the start of a new set of tricky negotiations

Can ‘smart migration’ build climate resilience in Africa?

: Researchers in Kenya’s Samburu county find households where at least one member has migrated have the capacity to adopt better adaptation measures

Brazil to ratify Paris climate deal on 29 August – reports

: Interim president Michel Temer keen to beat US and China in race to formally back Paris climate agreement

California passes ambitious climate targets

: New law requires the US economic powerhouse to cut its emissions by 40% below 1990 levels by 2030

Climate change now has a start date

: Researchers have pinpointed the beginning of global warming to a couple of decades in mid-1800s, showing earth’s sensitivity to small atmospheric changes

Adaptation takes centre stage as IPCC prepares 1.5C study

: New report by world’s foremost authority on global warming likely to major on how countries can adjust to rising temperatures and weather extremes

How better forecasts can prevent climate-induced disasters

: An average of 22.5 million people have been displaced by climate or weather-related events since 2008: one answer is access to better forecasts

The dangers of ‘crying wolf’ over Arctic sea ice melt

: There are serious risks from continued climatic changes and a melting Arctic but the public and policy-makers are not served well by exaggerating those risks

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Paris climate agreement set to become law this year

Fifty-seven countries accounting for 59.88% of global emissions have now indicated they will sign agreement before end of 2016

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

China: The green dragon roars

China to consider Paris climate deal this month

Reports indicate Beijing is pushing UN climate deal towards ratification, with 21 September UN climate meeting in New York possible date for announcement

China doesn’t need any more coal plants

China’s current coal power capacity can meet electricity demands up to 2030, two of Beijing’s top climate and energy experts tell China Dialogue

Cooler coolants: closing in on a climate deal in Vienna

The US is going all out at Montreal Protocol talks to secure a deal for phasing out HFCs, potent warming gases used in air conditioning

Ban Ki-moon calls on world to unite behind Paris climate deal

UN encourages countries to ratify Paris deal, as US weather agency NOAA reports June heat shattered global records

South China overwhelmed by heavy rain, flooding

Wuhan province has suffered its heaviest downpours since 1998, exposing the inadequacy of flood defences

Global gold lust driving rise in mining emissions

Lure of mining for precious metals in South America and Europe is creating new carbon emissions not controlled by international agreement

How China could peak CO2 emissions by 2022

Detailed policy proposals by influential Chinese and US researchers show potential to speed up low carbon shift

IEA: China is building a third of Africa’s new power capacity

Chinese state-owned companies are increasingly active in sub-Saharan Africa and dominate the hydropower dam business


In focus: Green Climate Fund

Green Climate Fund asked for indigenous people’s rights policy

UN’s flagship climate bank must recognise positive benefits traditional communities offer forests and ecosystems, says civil society group

Green Climate Fund to target ‘high risk’ investments

Projects in Africa and Asia set to benefit as GCF sets out stall to be top clean energy and resilience lender to developing countries

Green Climate Fund: 8 questions for the board

The honeymoon is over, pressure is mounting. As the GCF board prepares to meet Climate Home looks at the key issues they need to resolve

Green Climate Fund partners condemned for fossil fuel funding

Study highlights billions channelled towards oil, coal and gas from 2013-2015, support campaigners say is ‘deeply at odds’ with Paris climate 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

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

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