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G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change

Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine.

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Climate change affordable, cut emissions to zero: UN

Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit fast-worsening risks, a UN report showed on Sunday. The 40-page synthesis, summing up 5,000 pa

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World lagging in plan for nature protection: UN

Governments are failing to meet goals to protect animals and plants set out in a biodiversity plan for 2020 that also aims to increase food supplies and slow climate change, a UN report showed on Monday. Many rare species face a m

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UN sets green goals, plans to widen use of clean energy

A United Nations summit on climate change agreed on Tuesday to widen the use of renewable energy and raise billions of dollars in aid for developing countries in an effort to increase the prospects for a wide-ranging deal to slow global warming.

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Slowing climate change makes economic sense: study

Investments to help fight climate change can also spur economic growth, rather than slow it as widely feared, but time is running short for a trillion-dollar shift to transform cities and energy use, an international report said on Tuesday.

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US faces multibillion-dollar bill from climate change

Annual property losses from hurricanes and other coastal storms of $35 billion; a decline in crop yields of 14 per cent, costing corn and wheat farmers tens of billions of dollars; heat wave-driven demand for electricity costing utility customer

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Tourism sector hit as ski slopes thaw, seas rise

Climate change is a growing threat to tourism, from thawing ski resorts to coral reefs hit by warmer seas, and the industry itself should do more to curb its soaring greenhouse gas emissions, a study showed on Tuesday. Tourism'

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Green steps to cost fossil fuels sector $28 trillion

The global fossil fuel industry faces a loss of $28 trillion in revenues over the next two decades, if the world takes action to address climate change, cleans up pollution and moves to decarbonise the global energy system, said a report.

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Green steps to cost fossil fuels sector $28 trillion

The global fossil fuel industry faces a loss of $28 trillion in revenues over the next two decades, if the world takes action to address climate change, cleans up pollution and moves to decarbonise the global energy system, said a report.

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UN urges radical clean-up of oil, gas industry

The UN's climate chief called on the oil and gas industry on Thursday to make a drastic shift to a clean, low-carbon future or risk having to leave three-quarters of fossil fuel reserves in the ground. "The time for exper

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