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Countries set out 12 month plan to speed up industry emission cuts

Norway Oslo electric bus

London, UKReuters Countries representing more than half of the global economy on Friday specified the steps they will take to help accelerate the low-carbon transition by cutting emissions in sectors including power, transport and steel. Announced at the COP27 climate talks in the coastal Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, the United States, Germany, Japan and […]

Climate-fuelled disasters bring “grave” costs across the globe in 2021

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Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaThomson Reuters Foundation From deadly Hurricane Ida in the United States to devastating floods in China and Europe, climate change-fuelled disasters have cost the world tens of billions of dollars in 2021, with both the poor and the rich hit hard, researchers said this week. Floods, storms and drought also killed and displaced […]

The Interview: Daniel Wordsworth, CEO of World Vision Australia

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A year since he took the reins at World Vision Australia, Daniel Wordsworth speaks with DAVID ADAMS about the challenges World Vision has faced during the pandemic, the concept of ‘belief fatigue’, and how his job is about bringing the Kingdom of God to Earth now…

Pacific island leaders bemoan weak Glasgow climate pact

Micronesia President David Panuelo

Melbourne, AustraliaReuters Leaders from Pacific islands threatened by rising sea levels said they were disappointed with the Glasgow climate pact, which called for a phase down rather than phasing out of coal use, the biggest source of global warming. Micronesia President David Panuelo said industrialised countries need to step up commitments to help other countries […]

COP26 agrees deal aimed at averting climate catastrophe, after late drama

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Glasgow, UKReuters UN climate talks in Scotland ended with a global agreement aimed at keeping alive hopes of capping global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius, and so maintain a realistic shot at saving the world from catastrophic climate change. Alok Sharma, the conference chairman, was visibly emotional before banging down his gavel in relief to […]

UN climate talks overrun in push to save 1.5 degrees Celsius goal

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Glasgow, UKReuters Two weeks of UN COP26 climate talks in Glasgow continued past deadline on Friday after the conference president called on countries to make a final effort to secure commitments that would rein in the rising temperatures that threaten the planet. With signs growing the meeting would run into Saturday, there remained tough talking […]