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Climate change threatens iconic tourist sites: UN experts

Extreme weather is becoming one of the biggest risks to World Heritage icons like the Polynesian Easter Island or Britain's Stonehenge, posing a threat to tourism and economies alike, scientists and UN experts said on Thursday.

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60 world leaders to attend UN climate signing in NY

About 60 world leaders will attend an April 22 ceremony in New York opening the period for signatures on last year's Paris climate change agreement, though it remains unclear how many will actually sign the document that day.

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UAE to sign new global deal on climate

The UAE is set to sign the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 global climate agreement on April 22, adopted by more than 195 countries at last year's climate change summit in Paris, according to a report.   The d

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Green Climate Fund clears way for $2.5bn funding challenge

The Green Climate Fund made progress in closing administrative and policy gaps at a meeting in South Korea this week, and now faces the uphill task of allocating $2.5 billion this year for projects to tackle climate change, experts said.

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UAE 'developing climate-smart infrastructure'

More and more developers in the UAE are now implementing cutting-edge green building technologies in the construction of super-tall structures thus replacing the conventional architectural styles, said an expert ahead of a major industry event i

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Quinoa named 'perfect crop' for UAE climate conditions

Scientists have identified quinoa as an optimal crop for cultivation in the marginal climatic conditions of the UAE following years of extensive research.   The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICB

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UN climate talks to last an extra day into Saturday

Talks on a global accord to combat climate change are taking longer than planned to overcome disputes and will last an extra day into Saturday (December 12), French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday.  

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WiSER initiative signs major climate partnerships

Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) has signed two major partnerships as part of the COP21 climate negotiations.    The partnerships, with the United Nations Framework Conventio

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Climate deal in sight though finance, timing gaps remain

The chairman of global climate talks in Paris has said negotiators were on the cusp of an agreement, despite persistent differences on key issues dividing rich and developing countries in nearly two weeks of talks.  

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Gulf plastic producers backs climate protection move

Plastics producers in the Gulf region are making efforts to contribute to climate protection, said senior officials of Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), on the sideline of the ongoing 21st edition of the Conference of Parties

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