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Paris climate summit sets scene for greener investment

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A "One Planet" summit on Tuesday in Paris - led by France's President Emmanuel Macron, as well as World Bank and U.N. chiefs - aimed to accelerate lagging efforts to combat climate change.

Factbox: One Planet summit turns to private sector for climate action

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting dozens of world leaders along with global companies and movie superstars at a summit in Paris to accelerate efforts to combat climate change.

France's AXA to step up investments in green projects to $11 billion by 2020

PARIS French insurer AXA announced on Tuesday it would quadruple its investments in environmentally-friendly projects by 2020 to 9 billion euros ($10.60 billion) and disinvest further from the coal industry.

France's Macron hunts for more money to slow climate change

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron will next week press rich countries to increase climate financing and urge investors worldwide to turn their backs on polluters in a bid to accelerate efforts to combat global warming.

China launches carbon-tracking satellite into space: Xinhua

SHANGHAI China launched a satellite to monitor its greenhouse gas emissions early on Thursday, the latest step in efforts to cut its carbon footprint, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Germany to hold 2017 climate talks with Fiji as host: source

BERLIN Next year's international conference on climate change will likely be held in Germany with the small island nation of Fiji as the official host, a delegation source told Reuters on Wednesday.

Greener infrastructure said key to Paris climate deal: study

OSLO Global spending on infrastructure will total $90 trillion in the next 15 years and is the key to greener economic growth after the Paris agreement on climate change won a formal go-ahead, a study said on Thursday.

U.S. will sign Paris Agreement and stick to it - Stern

BRUSSELS The United States will sign the Paris Agreement on climate change this year regardless of the Supreme Court's decision to put a chunk of President Barack Obama's environmental action on hold, the U.S. climate envoy said on Tuesday.

For U.S. climate envoy, new coalition helped turn tide in Paris

WASHINGTON When the Paris climate talks opened earlier this month, many observers assumed the terrible costs of failure meant some kind of deal was assured.

Japan, South Korea stick to coal despite global climate deal

SEOUL/TOKYO Less than a week since signing the global climate deal in Paris, Japan and South Korea are pressing ahead with plans to open scores of new coal-fired power plants, casting doubt on the strength of their commitment to cutting CO2 emissions.

Japan, South Korea stick to coal despite global climate deal

SEOUL/TOKYO Less than a week since signing the global climate deal in Paris, Japan and South Korea are pressing ahead with plans to open scores of new coal-fired power plants, casting doubt on the strength of their commitment to cutting CO2 emissions.

Climate deal typo hiccup solved 'in a small room,' France says

PARIS A last minute dispute over an apparent typing error in last weekend's global climate deal in Paris was solved "in a small room" and thanks to trust established during the talks, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Tuesday.

Paris climate pact sinks coal stocks, lifts renewable energy

A landmark deal to curb global warming dented shares of fossil fuel companies and lifted renewable energy stocks on Monday, although some price swings were muted by the non-binding nature of the pact.

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