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IPCC and Global warming

After meeting in Stockholm the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its latest findings in a report likely to be one of the most carefully analysed documents on climate change this decade

Climate fund pledges rise to $9.3bn

UK ministers criticised at home for £720m commitment

Comment & Analysis

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The Beijing declaration also puts new pressure on other countries, writes Kevin Rudd
A street lamp is seen in front of Datong's second coal-fired power plant at night on the outskirts of Datong, Shanxi province, in this November 20,2009 file photo. World carbon dioxide emissions will hit a record high this year, driven by China's growth and keeping the world far off track from the deep cuts needed to limit climate change, the Global Carbon Project report by leading research institutes said on September 21, 2014. To match UN-CLIMATECHANGE-CARBON/ REUTERS/Jason Lee/Files (CHINA - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT POLITICS) ©Reuters
US and Chinese carbon pledges will face steep political tests at home
– FT View
The Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is seen in this undated NASA image. Vast glaciers in West Antarctica seem to be locked in an irreversible thaw linked to global warming that may push up sea levels for centuries, scientists said on May 12, 2014. Six glaciers including the Thwaites Glacier, eaten away from below by a warming of sea waters around the frozen continent, were flowing fast into the Amundsen Sea, according to the report based partly on satellite radar measurements from 1992 to 2011. REUTERS/NASA/Handout via Reuters (ANTARCTICA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) ATTENTION EDITORS - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - RTR3OUNE ©Reuters
Election result may bury what little hope remains of getting to grips with risks of climate change
– Martin Wolf
Lord Browne's brief was to to inject more business acumen into the civil service
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