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Every building on the planet must be ‘net zero carbon’ by 2050 to keep global warming below 2°C – New report

Building sector—responsible for 30 per cent of global emissions—has steep climb toward achieving Paris Agreement targets The building sector, which is responsible for global emissions roughly equivalent to that of China, must operate at “net zero carbon” by 2050 if global warming is to remain under two degrees Celsius, the limit

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Climate change poses increasingly severe risks for ecosystems

Climate change poses increasingly severe risks for ecosystems, human health and the economy in Europe Europe’s regions are facing rising sea levels and more extreme weather, such as more frequent and more intense heatwaves, flooding, droughts and storms due to climate change, according to a European Environment Agency report published today.

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European Investment Bank Pledges Continued Climate Leadership $100 Billion Investment Planned Over Next Five Years

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has said that it will stick to its target of investing around $100 billion in climate action over the next five years, the largest climate finance contribution of any single multilateral institution, and is already exceeding its own targets for climate finance. The contributions of financial

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Working as one UN to address the root environmental causes of ill health

Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, Erik Solheim, Executive Director of United Nations Environmental Programme, and Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of World Meteorological Organization Commentary 3 January 2017 There are many compelling reasons why we need to clean up the global environment. One of the most pressing is that a polluted environment is a deadly one.

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