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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - China seeks a fair, global system to tackle climate change and will deliver its pledge to the United Nations by the end of Tuesday on how much it will cut emissions, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said after talks with top European Union officials.



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2015-06-29 13:45:01
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It will cost China over $6.6 trillion (41 trillion yuan) to meet the greenhouse gas reduction goals it will lay out later this month in its strategy for United Nations climate negotiations, the country's lead negotiator for the talks said Tuesday.
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2015-06-23 16:25:35
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. environmental regulator on Thursday defended its handling of the nation's controversial renewable fuels program at a congressional hearing, the first since its new biofuels targets last month provoked a furor among corn farmers and oil refiners.

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2015-06-18 13:08:45
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BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Urgent plans to help the world's poorest people become more resilient to extreme weather and rising seas are on hold because of a lack of cash in a U.N. climate fund set up for least developed countries, amid fierce competition for limited aid.
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2015-06-18 10:06:13
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BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Several nations expressed growing unease on Thursday that time is running short to resolve disputes about global warming after U.N. talks ended with little progress toward an international deal to combat climate change meant to be agreed in December.
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2015-06-11 11:13:07
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BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Almost 80 percent of people worldwide are perturbed about global warming and most want tough action to fix the problem, according to a new study that the United Nations touted as a spur to an international climate deal later this year.
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2015-06-10 13:28:42
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The high seas should be given a seat at the United Nations to help to deal with issues such as piracy, overfishing and oil exploration outside national waters, according to a former Commander-in-Chief Fleet of the Royal Navy.







UKThe Independent via The Independent
2015-06-06 15:35:59
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OSLO (Reuters) - A new United Nations fund set up to help developing nations tackle climate change will take bigger risks than many international lenders to promote innovative green technologies, the head of the fund said on Friday.







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2015-06-05 09:51:45
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Investment will be ‘good for customers, good for the climate and good for Ikea too’ says chief executive, promising measures will not push up pricesIkea, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, plans to spend €1bn ($1.13bn) on renewable energy and steps to help poor nations cope with climate change, the latest example of firms upstaging governments in efforts to slow warming
UKGuardian Unlimited via Guardian Unlimited
2015-06-04 08:07:50
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OSLO (Reuters) - IKEA, the world's biggest furniture retailer, plans to spend 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) on renewable energy and steps to help poor nations cope with climate change, the latest example of firms upstaging governments in efforts to slow warming.
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2015-06-04 07:19:12
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BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An international commitment to provide $100 billion a year by 2020 to help vulnerable countries tackle climate change is unlikely to be met if only government funding from rich nations is counted towards it, researchers said.



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2015-06-03 02:39:09
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LONDON/BONN (Reuters) - A global carbon emissions pricing system pushed by top energy companies is unlikely to be a big part of any United Nations' deal to curb global warming, some experts say, because many countries have little faith in such cross-border initiatives.



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2015-06-02 10:44:37
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Six major energy companies have written to the United Nations asking for help in setting up a carbon pricing scheme to help tackle climate change.







UKThe Independent via The Independent
2015-05-31 16:56:22
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday unveiled much delayed biofuel targets that sought a middle ground for the nation's contentious renewable fuels policy, but the plan triggered challenges and threats of legal action from two of the biggest industries, oil and corn.

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2015-05-29 16:00:54
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Over 20 hydroelectric projects proposed for the main trunk of the River Maranon would have devastating impactsWho said large-scale hydropower was out? As an article published by Climate Central recently noted, it has now been omitted from the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) annual reports on renewable energy for eight years running, and “may be seen as a risky bet” for investors
UKGuardian Unlimited via Guardian Unlimited
2015-05-26 11:45:22