Wednesday 22 November 2017

Aviation leaders assemble in Mexico for Iata’s 73rd AGM

Leaders of the global air transport industry are gathering in Cancun, Mexico for International Air Transport Association's (Iata) 73rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit, taking place from June 4-6. Th


Climate talks end with modest steps, no deal

The world's governments agreed to modest steps to combat climate change and to give more money to poor countries, but they put off until next year tough decisions on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.    The deal includes a


World Bank chief to launch carbon market fund

World Bank president Robert Zoellick is set to launch a new multi-million dollar fund in Mexico on Wednesday to help emerging market countries set up their own carbon markets, the bank said on Tuesday. While the list of participating count


UN urges switch to low-energy lightbulbs

The United Nations has urged a global phase-out of old-style lightbulbs and a switch to low-energy lighting that it said would save billions of dollars and combat climate change. About 40 countries already have programs to switch from inca

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