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From kyoto to paris

In December 2015, the exhibition centre in the Parisan suburb of Le Bourget will host the biggest UN talks on tackling global warming and curbing emissions since the ill-fated Copenhagen meeting in 2009 that failed to improve upon the 1997 Kyoto protocol

Arctic sea ice shrinks to record low

Recent weather patterns partly explain change in coverage

Comment & Analysis

The sun sets behind buildings as smoke rises from a chimney stack over the skyline of Jilin, in northestern China's Jilin province,k on November 17, 2009. US President Barack Obama said that the United States and China want next month's climate change talks in Copenhagen to culminate in a global accord that has immediate effect. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images) ©AFP
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EU reforms boost European carbon market

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Pachauri resigns from climate change body

UN panel chairman fights sexual harassment claims

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Polman and Sir Richard Branson adopt net-zero goal by 2050

Shell bows to shareholder climate demands

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