Countries of every economic, social, cultural type are passing climate change laws say researchers - but is more legislation the answer to the climate crisis?
Ever wondered how many cups of coffee are needed to draw up a global climate agreement?
A successful agreement is within the grasp of negotiators gathering in Paris - but in one important respect they have already delivered
UN body set up to be world's single biggest source of financing for climate change mitigation faces complex and difficult task
Stern: 'Of course, the US continues to support this goal; we have not changed our policy'
Climate change envoy Todd Stern makes case for a more 'flexible' global treaty that ditches the binding target to limit average temperature rises to two degrees
Former president Mohamed Nasheed, who resigned last month in what he claimed was a de facto coup, warns the country will now find it difficult to make its voice heard on the global stage
New report accuses developed countries of using divide-and-rule tactics as part of international climate talks
Leaked Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report predicts a 100 exajoule increase in renewable energy capacity
Energy and climate change secretary says rise in domestic legislation can kick-start talks on an international deal
UN confirms Bangkok talks in April on top of already scheduled meetings in Bonn and Durban
UN secretary general will redirect efforts to making more immediate gains in clean energy and sustainable development
As the Cancun Summit kicks off, scientists outline the catastrophic scale of the climate change threat
Vast majority of $30bn fast-start fund going to schemes targeting emissions rather than adaptation
World Energy Outlook warns oil price spike will hit if countries fail to shift to low-carbon economy
Think-tank suggests that richer nations should provide upfront cash if environmental targets are to be met
Taxes on foreign exchange transactions, carbon allowances, aviation and shipping are mooted suggestions in leaked report by UN advisers
Countries split on how to share profits derived from rainforests, but delegates remain hopeful international ecosystems deal can be struck
Frantic round of diplomacy aims to get developing countries back on board ahead of crucial Cancun summit
Diplomats gathering in Bonn told that pledged emission targets fall well short of that required to stabilise temperatures
In Washington and Cancun the business community holds the key to climate action
Small group of Latin American countries refuse to discuss negotiating text containing elements of Copenhagen Accord
United Nations climate chief says Danish presidency's backing for US also derailed Copenhagen negotiations
Outgoing head of UN's climate secretariat outlines agenda for crucial Bonn climate meeting