Environment/Science
New York: The UN Secretary-General has outlined the “increased ambition and commitment” that the world needs from governments during the coming days of the COP25 UN climate change conference which opens in Madrid on Monday, calling for “accountability, responsibility and leadership” to end the global climate crisis. more
COP25: UN climate change conference, 5 things you need to know

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UN commits to help Pacific island agriculture adapt and survive climate crisis

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Greta Thunberg tells world leaders ‘you are failing us’, as nations announce fresh climate action

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Banks worth $47 trillion adopt new UN-backed climate, sustainability principles

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Ahead of UN summit, leading scientists warn climate change ‘hitting harder and sooner’ than forecast

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