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Half of leading investors ignoring climate change

Almost half of the world's top 500 investors are doing nothing to address climate change through their investments, a study showed on Monday. A report by the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP), a not-for-profit organisatio

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Bahrain signs Paris climate agreement

Bahrain joined 174 countries in signing the historic Paris Agreement, the first global deal on climate change, at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday. The Paris Agreement will remain open for signatures for one year, until April 2

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Climate change puts trillions of dollars of assets at risk

Trillions of dollars of non-bank financial assets around the world are vulnerable to the effects of global warming, according to a study on Monday that says tougher action to curb greenhouse gas emissions makes sense for investors.

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Record surge in 2016 temp adds urgency to climate deal

A record surge in temperatures in 2016, linked to global warming and an El Nino weather event in the Pacific, is adding urgency to a deal by 195 governments in December to curb greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate change, scientists said on

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IMF eyes simple steps to tackle climate change

Turning the tide on global warming should be tackled by big and small steps that range from cutting subsidies to riding bicycles, International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde said on Friday. "Removing fossi

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Climate impact to cause 500,000 extra deaths in 2050

Climate change could cause significant changes to global diets, leading to more than half a million extra deaths in 2050 from illnesses such as stroke, cancer and heart disease, experts said. As extreme weather such as floods and

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Bahrain pledges to fight global warming

Bahrain yesterday (December 12) highlighted its commitment to tackle global warming, a report said. This comes as Supreme Council for the Environment chief executive Dr Mohamed Mubarak Bin Daina met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moo

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Climate plans of poorest nations to cost $1 trillion

The world's 48 poorest countries will need to find around a trillion dollars between 2020 and 2030 to achieve their plans to tackle climate change - and those plans should be a priority for international funding, researchers said.

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Global climate breakthrough talks open in Paris

World leaders will launch an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back the earth's rising temperatures, urging each other to find common cause in two weeks of bargaining meant to steer the global economy away from dependence on fossil fuels.

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Millions of children 'exposed to climate change’

Governments meeting in Paris next week must agree a strong new deal to curb global warming because they owe it to the world's children, with hundreds of millions highly exposed to the impacts of climate change, the U.N. children's agency

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