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EU makes world's biggest 'green recovery' pledge - but will it hit the mark?

Jul 22 2020

LONDON Pledging a record sum of money to slow climate change is one thing. Spending it wisely is another.

Green or Brown? As lockdowns lift, governments face a recovery climate choice

Jul 17 2020

LONDON/BRUSSELS Despite mounting pressure for economic rescue packages to be used to tackle climate change, most of the money spent so far on overcoming the coronavirus pandemic has gone towards propping up business as usual, according to three studies.

Greta Thunberg: World must 'tear up' old contracts, build new systems to save climate

Jul 16 2020

LONDON Swedish activist Greta Thunberg said on Thursday the world needed an economic overhaul to have a chance of beating climate change and that countries should be prepared to tear up old deals and contracts to meet green targets. | Video

Climate change helped drive Siberia's heat wave, scientists confirm

Jul 16 2020

LONDON Record-breaking heat in Siberia during the first half of this year would have been almost impossible without the influence of human-induced climate change, according to a new study.

INTERVIEW-Greta Thunberg: World must 'tear up' old systems, contracts to tackle climate

Jul 16 2020

* Calls to make 'ecocide' an international crime (Recasts, adds Thunberg quotes, background)

INTERVIEW-Greta Thunberg demands 'crisis' response to climate change

Jul 16 2020

* 'We need to treat this crisis as a crisis' (Add quotes from Thunberg to Reuters television)

Greta Thunberg demands 'crisis' response to climate change

Jul 16 2020

LONDON, July 16 Swedish activist Greta Thunberg urged European leaders on Thursday to take emergency action on climate change, saying people in power had practically "given up" on the possibility of handing over a decent future to coming generations.

U.N. chief urges end to coal financing to spur clean energy shift

Jul 09 2020

LONDON United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged countries on Thursday to stop financing coal and pledge not to build new coal-fired power plants to enable a shift to clean energy.

Does it pay to protect nature? A new study weighs in

Jul 09 2020

LONDON With Earth's wildlife now facing an extinction crisis, a group of economists and scientists is hoping to persuade governments that it pays to protect nature. | Video

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