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19 Jul 2017

Indian builders pledge “green” homes in race to meet climate goals

By Rina Chandran (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 19 July 2017 MUMBAI – India’s top builders have pledged to make at least a fifth of their new housing developments sustainable by 2022, […]

19 Jul 2017

EU mulls green finance labels to boost market, tackle ‘greenwashing’

By Francesco Guarascio (Reuters) | 18 July 2017 BRUSSELS – The European Union is considering the introduction of new labels to classify green financial products in an attempt to boost […]

18 Jul 2017

Insurers paid out $19.5 billion for natural disasters in first half: Munich Re

By Maria Sheahan (Reuters) | 18 July 2017 FRANKFURT – Insurers paid out around $19.5 billion for natural disaster claims in the first half of 2017, almost 40 percent less […]

18 Jul 2017

In coal-focused Pakistan, a wind power breeze is blowing

By Rina Saeed Khan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 17 July 2017 ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is beginning to reap the benefits of Chinese investment in renewable energy infrastructure, with the opening […]

18 Jul 2017

Asia faces disaster from soaring temperatures if climate change unchecked – scientists

By Thin Lei Win ( Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 14 July 2017 BANGKOK – Climate change will bring soaring temperatures, more intense storms, erratic rainfall, plummeting crop yields and a collapse of […]

18 Jul 2017

France must define possible scenarios to reduce nuclear: minister

By Bate Felix & Mathieu Rosemain (Reuters) | 15 July 2017 PARIS – France should define a clear roadmap to fulfill its pledge to cut the share of nuclear power […]

17 Jul 2017

Trump may reverse decision on climate accord, France’s Macron says: JDD

 By Mathieu Rosemain (Reuters) | 16 July 2017 PARIS  – French President Emmanuel Macron said he was hopeful that U.S. President Donald Trump would reverse his decision to pull the United […]

14 Jul 2017

Trump says ‘something could happen’ on climate accord

By Richard Lough and Ayesha Rascoe (Reuters) | 13 July 2017 PARIS – President Donald Trump held the door open to a reversal of his decision to pull the United States out of the Paris […]

14 Jul 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Your subsidized fridge is full of dead trees

By Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme | 14 July 2017 Something is destroying our forests. In tropical regions alone, we lose an area of forest […]

13 Jul 2017

U.S. cities, states, businesses vow to still measure greenhouse gas emissions

By Sebastien Malo (Thomson Reuters Foundation) | 12 July 2017 NEW YORK – U.S. cities and states will work with experts to measure their progress toward meeting Paris climate agreement goals, representatives […]

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