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    The price of oil has tumbled in the past few months. But is it necessarily bad news for the renewables sector? Anna Petherick investigates.

    • Anna Petherick
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    Emissions pledges from the United States and China have re-energized the push for a global climate agreement. Anna Petherick considers how serious the promises are.

    • Anna Petherick
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    The Green Climate Fund needs more contributions if it is to become the world's main source of climate finance. Anna Petherick considers an upcoming effort to make that happen.

    • Anna Petherick
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    As international efforts towards adaptation shift from finding the cash to designing the processes through which it will be spent, Anna Petherick asks what we can learn from participatory budgeting.

    • Anna Petherick
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    The rooftop solar industry in the United States is experiencing rapid growth. Anna Petherick reports on its progress.

    • Anna Petherick
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    When it comes to investments, the smart bet may be on clean energy and low-carbon infrastructure. Sonja van Renssen looks at the causes and implications of divestment from fossil fuels.

    • Sonja van Renssen
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    A new alliance of top research institutions will tailor investigations into the economics of climate change to those best placed to act. Anna Petherick reports.

    • Anna Petherick
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    Ecuador's president has called time on the Yasuní–ITT Initiative. Anna Petherick asks what the world can learn from it.

    • Anna Petherick
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    Mexico City is unique among developing megacities for having a 27-year time series of detailed air-quality data. Anna Petherick asks what other cities can learn from its example.

    • Anna Petherick
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    As Europe's carbon prices seem to be stuck at low levels, offsetting project managers have their fingers crossed that new markets will emerge in time, reports Anna Petherick.

    • Anna Petherick
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    South Africa is trying to make its economy greener. But it must work hard to stay on target and tread a fine diplomatic line, writes Anna Petherick.

    • Anna Petherick
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    With proper forethought, climate finance could cut gender inequity and consequentially become more economically efficient. But the opposite may happen if funds ignore the issue, warns Anna Petherick.

    • Anna Petherick
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    As one country sets about properly valuing ecosystem services, Anna Petherick considers the path ahead for climate change discussions.

    • Anna Petherick
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    Despite having achieved legally binding commitments on emissions reductions, many countries have increased their appetite for carbon-intensive products, making up the difference through international trade. Anna Petherick reports on the sticky task of regulating these invisible carbon flows.

    • Anna Petherick
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    China, the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is developing seven experimental carbon-trading schemes. Anna Petherick looks for clues as to how that's going.

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    As poor nations put together their climate change budgets and strategies, Anna Petherick looks at the challenges of calculating national costs of adapting to global warming.

    • Anna Petherick
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    Big money will soon flow from rich countries to poor ones that are particularly susceptible to the effects of climate change. Safeguarding this cash against corruption will be an exceptionally tough job, argues Anna Petherick.

    • Anna Petherick
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    For the first time, banks have been ranked by how much they facilitate global warming. Anna Petherick asks how this data should be used.

    • Anna Petherick
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    As Australia anticipates its carbon tax, Anna Petherick contends that of the world's dirtiest economies, this nation is leading the way in the design of policies to price emissions.

    • Anna Petherick
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    The United Nations programme to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) has matured substantially in the past year. Now the field must innovate to accommodate its growth, says Anna Petherick.

    • Anna Petherick
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    A new report warns of the environmental impact of Asia's rise. But the relationship between pollution and economic growth is not simple, argues Anna Petherick.

    • Anna Petherick
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    The rules guiding the third round of the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme are about to be formally approved. Anna Petherick looks at how well they have set up the system until 2020.

    • Anna Petherick
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    Moving freight over land is a dirty job, fraught with political complexities. Anna Petherick looks at the economic issues behind cleaning it up.

    • Anna Petherick
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    The United States looks set to slash its maize subsidies. This will be good for many reasons, including combating climate change — and it shouldn't even hurt the US ethanol industry that much, writes Anna Petherick.

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    The insurance business must get to grips with climate science faster than most, Anna Petherick reports.

    • Anna Petherick
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    India and China's schemes to reduce greenhouse gases may be delayed and imperfect, says Anna Petherick, but they should be applauded.

    • Anna Petherick
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    After an earthquake and a huge wave damaged three nuclear reactor cores in Japan, energy and carbon markets around the world were hit with a surge of activity. Anna Petherick traces the wave.

    • Anna Petherick
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    With a burgeoning population and a warming climate, Anna Petherick asks how the world might quell food-price volatility in the long-term.

    • Anna Petherick