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Lima climate talks best chance for a generation, say upbeat diplomats.

Guardian: “UN climate negotiations opening in Lima on Monday have the best chance in a generation of striking a deal on global warming, diplomats say.”

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UN climate change deal must have legally binding targets, says EU.

Guardian: “An international deal on global warming must have legally binding targets, Europe will argue at a UN climate summit in Peru next week.”

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Obama climate change envoy: fossil fuels will have to stay in the ground.

Guardian: “The world’s fossil fuels will “obviously” have to stay in the ground in order to solve global warming, Barack Obama’s climate change envoy said on Monday.”

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China climate pledge would require 50,000 solar farms.

Bloomberg: China, which does nothing in small doses, will need about 1,000 nuclear reactors, 500,000 wind turbines or 50,000 solar farms as it takes up the fight against climate change.”

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Countries just short of $10bn target for Green Climate Fund.

AFP: “Thirty countries meeting in Berlin on Thursday pledged $9.3bn for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming, just shy of a $10bn target.”

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Barack Obama tells G20 a global climate change deal is possible and vital.

Guardian: “US president says every nation has a responsibility to do its part and ‘overcome old divides, look squarely at the science and reach a strong global climate agreement next year’”.

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Chinese media welcomes climate deal with US.

Guardian: “The US-China deal on carbon emissions received a broadly positive response in China in the media and from experts.”

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Republicans vow to thwart US-China climate deal.

Guardian: “Republicans promised on Wednesday to use their expanded power in Congress to undermine Barack Obama’s historic deal over carbon emissions with China on Wednesday, claiming Beijing could not be trusted to see through its side of an agreement that

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China & U.S. agree to limit greenhouse gases after secret negotiations.

Washington Post: “Chinese leader Xi Jinping and President Obama struck a deal Wednesday to limit greenhouse gases, with China committing for the first time to cap carbon emissions and Obama unveiling a plan for deeper U.S. emissions reductions through 2025.”

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Poland rejects IPCC target of zero emissions by 2100.

Guardian: “Poland and other eastern Europe countries have categorically rejected the target put forward by the world’s top climate scientists to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2100 to avoid dangerous global warming, leaked documents show.”

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