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From Mars to Ikea, Concerns Emerge About Vague Climate Rules
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Thursday, 13 December 2018
From Mars to Ikea, Concerns Emerge About Vague Climate Rules
(Bloomberg) -- Business leaders at a round of United Nations talks on limiting climate change warned that the rules envoys are drawing up are may be too vague to change the way they work. From the Swedish furniture supplier Ikea to candy maker Mars Inc.Read Full Article ...
 
Climate talks must be rescued, warns UN chief: COP24
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Thursday, 13 December 2018
Climate talks must be rescued, warns UN chief: COP24
KATOWICE, Poland — UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sought to rescue deeply troubled climate talks in Poland on Wednesday, warning the battle against glob...
 
UN investigation delves into Islamic State's crimes against Eazidis, to kick into high gear in 2019
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Thursday, 13 December 2018
UN investigation delves into Islamic State's crimes against Eazidis, to kick into high gear in 2019
SULAIMANI A UN investigation into atrocities committed against Ezidis and others in Iraq will do more than simply gather information that will molder in an arc...
 
News : Step up on climate or choose ‘immoral, suicidal’ path, says UN chief [12/12/2018 - Poland]
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Thursday, 13 December 2018
News : Step up on climate or choose ‘immoral, suicidal’ path, says UN chief [12/12/2018 - Poland]
Governments face a choice between increasing their climate pledges or embarking on an “immoral” and “suicidal” path, UN secretary general António Guterres said...
 
Australia turns back on allies as it refuses to cut emissions above Paris pledge
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Thursday, 13 December 2018
Australia turns back on allies as it refuses to cut emissions above Paris pledge
Australia will not commit to larger carbon emissions reductions above its Paris agreement target, despite a coalition of former allies and Pacific neighbours u...
 
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