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UN adviser calls for new mobile-industry partnership to achieve sustainable development

UN Special Adviser David Nabarro (on screen) promoted the Sustainable Development Goals at the World Mobile Summit in Barcelona. UN Photo/Anoush Tatevossian 23 February 2016 – The United Nations adviser on the new 15-year development agenda has urged the mobile industry to work together and develop policy frameworks and technical standards

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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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What the Paris Agreement means for the private sector

The Paris climate-change agreement endorses the low-carbon approach to doing business. More companies now need to embrace the new disclosure regime and set goals to help to meet the new climate targets, argues Paul Simpson, chief executive officer of the international not-for-profit CDP. When it comes to climate change, there are

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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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Scientists Warn Against Economic Disruption from Climate Change

Impacts Will Be With Us for Many Decades,Says WMO Head The trend for increasingly extreme and frequent weather matching climate change forecasts has been put into stark perspective by the latest data while the economic impact of one of the strongest El Nino's on record is acting as a red warning

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A More Integrated Energy System for a More Sustainable Future

Blanca Losada, Chief Executive Officer, Gas Natural Fenosa Engineering, Chief Technology and Engineering Officer, Gas Natural Fenosa The challenges presented by climate change demand a targeted and coordinated response from all of the players who are actively involved in the energy sector, to enable us to address these challenges from many different

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