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‘Planet at a crossroads’: climate summit makes progress but leaves much to do

The UN negotiations in Bonn lay the groundwork for implementing the landmark Paris deal, but tough decisions lay ahead.

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Highs and lows of the Bonn climate talks – in pictures

The successes and disappointments this week in Germany, where the world's nations gathered for the 23rd annual conference of the parties to prevent dangerous global warming.

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Nicholas Stern: Ministers must pass 'Trump test' at Bonn climate talks

Leading climate economist says world leaders must move forward without the US on crucial issues in the closing days of the UN summit.

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Growing number of global insurance firms divesting from fossil fuels

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Brazil's oil sale plans prompt fears of global fossil fuel extraction race

Government proposal to give tax relief for offshore oil would increase emissions and contradicts the nation's progressive stance in Bonn.

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Indigenous groups win greater climate recognition at Bonn summit

World governments have acknowledged for the first time that 'First Peoples' can play a leadership role in protecting forests and limiting global warming.

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Climate change will determine humanity's destiny, says Angela Merkel

German chancellor, UN secretary general, Emmanuel Macron and others urge world's leaders to succeed in their negotiations in Bonn.

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Hilda Heine: Global climate action must be gender equal

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Global insurance plan aims to defuse potential climate damage 'bombshell'

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'Tobacco at a cancer summit': Trump coal push savaged at climate conference

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Fossil fuel burning set to hit record high in 2017, scientists warn

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From the Everglades to Kilimanjaro, climate change is destroying world wonders

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Alternative US group honouring Paris climate accord demands 'seat at the table'

The America's Pledge group claims to represent US majority opinion on carbon emissions, despite Trump's withdrawal from the Paris agreement.

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One nation, two tribes: opposing visions of US climate role on show in Bonn

Donald Trump has pulled the US out of the Paris accord - but other Americans are standing with the world to help fight the 'existential crisis' of global warming.

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Fiji told it must spend billions to adapt to climate change

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