Climate change

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    Greenhouse gas levels at new high, says UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:12am on November 24, 2020

    Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the main driver of climate change, hit record highs last year and have continued climbing this year, despite measures to...

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    China's new coal plants risk 2060 climate target

    Agence France-Presse. Beijing | Updated at 03:49pm on November 20, 2020

    China must stop building new coal power plants and ramp up its wind and solar capacity if it wants to become carbon neutral by 2060,...

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    Emissions alone threaten warming beyond 1.5°C

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 10, 2020

    HOW people grow food and the way we use the land is an important, though often overlooked, contributor to climate change. While most people recognise...

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    Biden’s victory a mighty relief in battle to save planet

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:24pm on November 08, 2020

    Joe Biden’s victory over president Donald Trump has brought hope to climate warriors who now see a better chance to save the planet through massive...

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    US formally quits Paris agreement

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:36am on November 05, 2020

    The United States left the Paris accord on Wednesday, becoming the first country to ever withdraw from an international climate change pact as the fate...

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    Japan PM sets 2050 deadline for carbon neutrality

    Agence France-Presse . Tokyo | Updated at 10:22pm on October 26, 2020

    Japan’s prime minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday set a 2050 deadline for the world’s third-largest economy to become carbon neutral, significantly firming up the country’s...

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    Climate change spurs doubling of disasters since 2000: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:40pm on October 13, 2020

    Climate change is largely to blame for a near doubling of natural disasters in the past 20 years, the United Nations said on Monday. The...

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    Celebrities found earth squeezing like an orange

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 10:30am on October 11, 2020

    Celebrities from filmmaker Ava DuVernay to Britain’s Prince William to the Pope himself issued powerful calls on Saturday calling for people to mobilise and unify...

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    Incorporating grassroots experience emphasised

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:26am on October 11, 2020

    Speakers at a roundtable emphasises taking into account the experience of locals in planning and implementing disaster risk mitigation and climate change adaptation programmes. This...

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    PM to lead global leaders’ climate event Wednesday

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 01:40am on October 06, 2020

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will chair a virtual event of global leaders on the climate change issue as the current president of Climate Vulnerable Forum...