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World must end 'dirty' fuel use - UN

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Matt McGrath
Scientists believe there needs to be a step change in the energy sector
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A long-awaited UN report on how to curb climate change says the world must rapidly move away from carbon-intensive fuels.

There must be a "massive shift" to renewable energy, says the study released in Berlin.

It has been finalised after a week of negotiations between scientists and government officials.

Natural gas is seen as a key bridge to move energy production away from oil and coal.

But there have been battles between participants over who will pay for this energy transition. ... Read more about World must end 'dirty' fuel use - UN

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Experts urge urgent action to cut climate pollutants

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Gilbert Nakweya
Experts urge urgent action to cut climate pollutant
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[NAIROBI] Measures to reduce short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) in developing regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa could benefit key sectors, including health and agriculture, experts say. ... Read more about Experts urge urgent action to cut climate pollutants

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Planning and Financing Low-Carbon, Livable Cities

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The World Bank News
The new initiative has the potential to improve the lives of over 700 million people in 300 developing country cities around the world.
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What do Kampala and Rio de Janeiro have in common? At first sight, the capital of landlocked Uganda and the megacity on the Brazilian coast may appear very different, but they share more than meets the eye. 

Both cities are taking action to manage the challenges that come with rapid urbanization and climate change by designing their own low-carbon development paths.   ... Read more about Planning and Financing Low-Carbon, Livable Cities

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Seeing America From This Perspective Makes Me Feel Like A Total Heel

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Upworthy
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A few nations are making the planet a whole let messier for the rest of the gang. Maybe we should start thinking about being better neighbors. ... Read more about Seeing America From This Perspective Makes Me Feel Like A Total Heel

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Mankind Using Earth's Resources At Alarming Rate

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WASHINGTON — Humanity would need five Earths to produce the resources needed if everyone lived as profligately as Americans, according to a report issued Tuesday. As it is, humanity each year uses resources equivalent to nearly one-and-a-half Earths to meet its needs, said the report by Global Footprint Network, an international think tank. "We are demanding nature's services -- using resources and creating CO2 emissions -- at a rate... ... Read more about Mankind Using Earth's Resources At Alarming Rate

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