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24 September headlines
France promises $1bn for climate change fund at UN summit
France promised $1bn to a near-empty climate change fund for poor countries on Tuesday and called for the establishment of a new green economy in the first concrete result of a milestone United Nations summit. The pledge came on a day of impassioned speeches from some 120 presidents and prime ministers – as well as a cameo by the actor and now UN ambassador Leonardo DiCaprio – telling the summit they had wasted precious time and now needed to deal urgently with climate change. Guardian.
Liberia signs ‘transformational’ deal to stem deforestation
Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development aid. Norway will pay the impoverished West African country $150m (£91.4m) to stop deforestation by 2020. BBC.
Boris Johnson wins international award for London’s air quality efforts
Boris Johnson, mayor of London, surprised clean air campaigners on Tuesday night by winning a prestigious international award for his efforts to improve the city’s air quality. The city faces stiff fines from Brussels over its repeated breaches of European Union air quality standards. Guardian.
Farming and science ‘vital for sustained development’
Scientific advances can help “climate-proof” farming systems around the globe, especially in developing nations, a conference will hear. The Development Dialogues meeting will consider the role agriculture can play in delivering food security, poverty alleviation, health and nutrition. BBC.
Solar plane to fly around the world in energy saving campaign
Two Swiss pilots plan to fly a solar-powered plane around the earth, pushing human endurance as well as the boundaries of a technology that the aviators say isn’t anywhere near reaching its full potential for industry. Bloomberg.
Clean growth is a safe bet in the climate casino – Financial Times
The link between Big Business and Big Green – Bloomberg
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