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G7 Leaders’ Declaration Addresses Paris Agreement

Includes Agreement to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2025 At a meeting in  Ise-Shima, in Japan, G7 countries said they would take the necessary steps to secure rapid ratification, acceptance or approval of the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement. In their joint statement, the leaders of the UK, US, Canada, France,

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Laurent Fabius Sums Up Paris Agreement Strengths and Key Objectives for 2016

Remarks to COP21/CMP11 Bureau Meeting Following are excerpts of remarks by Laurent Fabius, President of COP 21/CMP 11, at the meeting of the COP21/CMP11 Bureau on 11 February 2016.  "One remarkable feature of the Paris outcome is that all Parties can identify with it, and call it their own. This sense of

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U.N. Agency Issues New Standards for Commercial Air Emissions

The U.N. agency charged with overseeing commercial air travel across the globe issued new efficiency standards on Monday to reduce emissions from commercial airlines. The standards, if given final approval later this year, will reduce carbon emissions by 650 million tons between 2020 and 2040, according to a White House

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Global investors must mobilise $660bn for clean energy

In international news, United Nations (UN) secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday advised a gathering of more than 500 global investors to mobilise $660 billion of clean energy investments by 2020. The gathering held at the UN headquarters in  New York was aimed at kickstarting funds needed to help the world shift to clean

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