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Private sector to chip in for COP 21

Big business will pick up part of the bill for the Paris climate conference in December, a revelation greeted with scepticism by NGOs. EURACTIV France reports

Polish ‘bad COP’ feared after ministerial sacking

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s sacking of the country’s environment minister Marcin Korolec yesterday (20 November) has been greeted with dismay and suspicion among EU policymakers.
Development Policy 19-11-2013

Losses from extreme weather rise to $200 bn a year: World Bank

Global economic losses caused by extreme weather events have risen to nearly $200 billion a year over the last decade and look set to increase further as climate change worsens - particularly in the developing world - according to a new report by the World Bank published on Monday (18 November).

Study: World set for record 36 bn tonnes of CO2 emissions this year

Planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions hit a record high of 35 billion tonnes in 2012 and are poised to grow by another billion tonnes this year, according to a new study.
Climate change 15-11-2013

Yvo de Boer: Europe looking for the climate future in the past

SPECIAL REPORT / European politicians are stuck in the past in their search of climate change solutions, the UN's former climate chief told EURACTIV in an interview, adding they need a more "adult understanding" of the tight links between climate, the economy and energy, including energy security.