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24 Oct 2016

Greenhouse gases reach symbolic milestone; opens “new era”-WMO

By Alister Doyle | October 24 2016 (Reuters) Greenhouse gases rose to a symbolic milestone in 2015, taking climate change into a new phase which could last generations even if […]

21 Oct 2016

Put people, not cars, first in transport systems – U.N.

By Megan Rowling | October 21 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Governments should invest at least 20 percent of their transport budgets in infrastructure that promotes walking and cycling, to save lives, […]

21 Oct 2016

Governments agree U.N. study of tough climate limit, despite doubts

By Alister Doyle | October 21 2016 Governments gave the green light on Thursday for a U.N. scientific study on how to meet an ambitious global warming target, despite growing worries […]

21 Oct 2016

Style that’s sustainable: A new fast-fashion formula

Nathalie Remy and Steven Swartz | October 21 2016 (McKinsey&Company) Stylish, affordable clothing has been a hit with shoppers. Now companies are trying to reduce its social and environmental costs. The early 21st century […]

21 Oct 2016

Small farmers can overcome climate change and feed the world – Zimbabwe farmer

By Alex Whiting | October 21 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Like many small-scale farmers, Elizabeth Mpofu from drought-hit Zimbabwe has had to adapt her homestead to cope with a changing climate, […]

21 Oct 2016

China increases limits on construction of coal-fired power plants

By Beijing Monitoring Desk and Meng Meng | October 21 2016 (Reuters) China will further limit construction of coal-fired power plants by cancelling some projects that were already approved this year, […]

20 Oct 2016

Greener infrastructure said key to Paris climate deal – study

By Alister Doyle | October 20 2016 (Reuters) Global spending on infrastructure will total $90 trillion in the next 15 years and is the key to greener economic growth after […]

20 Oct 2016

Britain lacks policies to meet emissions targets: govt advisers

By Susanna Twidale | October 20 2016 (Reuters) Britain lacks the policies needed to achieve its domestic emissions targets, and should by February set out new plans to meet them, the […]

20 Oct 2016

Adapting to climate change is good business

By Charlotte Rye, Overseas Development Institute | October 20 2016 “Sustainable development – these are two words that the existence of all (the) human race depends on. It (climate change) is […]

20 Oct 2016

Invest in cities now or face 2.5 billion discontent urbanites by 2050, report warns

By Chris Arsenault | October 20 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) In fast-growing cities across the developing world more than 70 percent of residents lack access to basic services like clean […]

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