U.S.-China joint presidential statement on climate change

Over the past three years, climate change has become a pillar of the U.S.-China bilateral relationship. Both countries have taken strong measures at home to build green, low-carbon and climate-resilient economies, helping galvanize global action to combat climate change and

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Europe faces €253bn nuclear waste bill

Europe is facing a €253bn bill for nuclear waste management and plant decommissioning which outstrips available funds by €120bn, according to a major stock-take of the industry by the European Commission. The sum breaks down into €123bn for the decommissioning

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The developing world faces a silent killer. Could a $1 solar light help?

A Philippine social enterprise is bringing cheap solar lighting to more than 20 countries helping improve safety, reduce air pollution and cut energy costs. Every day at around 6pm, 40 families living in a remote corner of Andhra Pradesh in

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Are we ready for climate change?

We need to reduce global greenhouse-gas emissions substantially to avoid the worst impacts of climate change around the world and in Europe. The severity of climate change will depend on how much and how quickly we can cut greenhouse-gas emissions.

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21 countries are cutting carbon emissions while growing GDP

As countries embark on the transition to a new climate economy, there’s a debate about whether growth can drive, or even coexist with, climate stabilization. On the other side of the coin, it’s also a discussion of whether climate stabilization

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Cleaner air for all

Every year, more than 400.000 people in the EU die prematurely due to the consequences of air pollution: this is more than 10 times the toll of road traffic accidents. Another 6.5 million people fall sick as air pollution causes

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Climate change threatens hearts, lungs but also brains

Climate change can be expected to boost the number of annual premature U.S. deaths from heat waves in coming decades and to increase mental health problems from extreme weather like hurricanes and floods, a U.S. study said on Monday, April

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Climate change will wipe $2.5tn off global financial assets

Climate change could cut the value of the world’s financial assets by $2.5tn (£1.7tn), according to the first estimate from economic modelling. In the worst case scenarios, often used by regulators to check the financial health of companies and economies,

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$1tn could be wasted on ‘unneeded’ new coal plants

Almost $1tn of investment in new coal fired power stations could be wasted if growing concerns about climate change and air pollution leave the plants unused, according to a new report. About 1,500 new coal plants are in construction or

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Scotland switched off last coal-fired power plant

After 115 years of using coal for energy production, Scotland switched off its last power station that uses coal as fuel. This could mark the shift of Scotland towards generating 100% of power from renewable energies. Longannet Power Station, situated

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