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With climate at 'breaking point', leaders urge breakthrough in Paris

PARIS World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back rising temperatures, with the United States and China leading calls for the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming. | Video

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U.S. embraces responsibility to fix climate: Obama

9:37am EST

PARIS President Barack Obama said on Monday the United States, as the world's second biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, recognised its role in creating the problem of global warming and embraced its responsibility to help fix it.


Brazil on right track for reducing deforestation rates: study

9:00am EST

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tropical deforestation, a significant driver of climate change, could be cut in half by 2020 if countries follow Brazil's example in protecting the rainforest with better law enforcement and more transparency, a study released on Monday said.

World Bank launches $500 mln carbon market scheme

6:52am EST

The World Bank on Monday launched a $500 million market-based scheme designed to help developing countries pay for emission reductions and combat climate change.


World leaders launch bid for climate breakthrough in Paris

5:16am EST

PARIS World leaders will launch an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back the earth's rising temperatures, urging each other to find common cause in two weeks of bargaining meant to steer the global economy away from dependence on fossil fuels.

Governments, investors partner to break through clean technology barriers

29 Nov 2015

NEW YORK Bill Gates and some of the world's other richest entrepreneurs will join with governments from both rich and emerging countries on Monday to kick off the Paris climate talks by pledging billions of dollars of investment in clean energy technologies.

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