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IMF tells rich nations that greater urgency needed on climate change

The International Monetary Fund has warned the world’s richest nations to have a greater sense of urgency about climate change, a day after the former Australian prime minister, Tony Abbott, delivered a bizarre speech to a London-based thinktank claiming climate change was “probably doing good”. The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook

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G7 2018 SERIES – How Can Robotics Help Combat Climate Change?

“Because quite soon – before we’ve reached the end of this century, even – I think that what people call robots will have taken over.” Robots will rule the world? “Well, yes. They’ll be in charge.” In charge of us? “Yes, if we’re still here. Whether they’ll have taken over

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G7 2018 Series – How can Wave and Tidal Energy help combat Climate Change?

Wave and tidal energy harvesting has been around for a few decades. However, it has only been in recent years that it has started to become more realistic due to advance in research and technology. Wave and tidal-energy systems harness natural oceanic flows to generate electricity. A variety of companies, utilities,

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Helping Citizens Transition to Low Carbon

Governments, businesses, and civil society organizations are stepping up efforts to encourage all citizens to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and have launched a new network dubbed “I-CAN” to work together to promote climate neutrality. As much as 70 percent of global consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions come from individual households. Launched

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Clear Low Carbon Pathways Needed for Paris Success

New York, 18 September—United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and global leaders from local governments, the private sector and civil society agreed to accelerate efforts on climate action and to implement the Paris Agreement at a meeting during the UN General Assembly High Level Week. The discussions herald a new phase in

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G7 2018 Series – How can Geothermal Energy Combat Climate Change?

COP23 Series - How can Geothermal Energy Combat Climate Change? History says that the first use of geothermal energy occurred more than 10,000 years ago in North America by American Paleo-Indians. People used water from hot springs for cooking, bathing and cleaning. The first industrial use of geothermal energy began near Pisa,

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Governments Tackle Interlinked Challenges of Land Loss and Climate Change

A new UN report says that mismanagement of land coupled with the impacts of a changing climate are key factors responsible for the loss of valuable agricultural land. Current management practices in the land-use sector contributes to about 25 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Globally, 169 countries are

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