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G7 leaders fail to reach climate change accord

While six world leaders of the G7 group of rich nations reaffirmed their commitment to an accord aimed at reducing greenhouse emissions, the US has refused to recommit to the agreement, a report said. “The United States of A

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Action on climate change will boost economy: OECD

Integrating measures to tackle climate change into regular economic policy will have a positive impact on economic growth over the medium and long term, according to a new OECD report prepared in the context of the German Presidency of the G20.

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Climate change a real threat, say GCC millennials

A big majority of millennials in the GCC are increasingly concerned about the effects of global warming on the climate and its damaging impact in the future, a new study said. Global warming is seen as a problem for almost all res

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Climate change a key issue for Aramco: Nasser

Supplying reliable energy to the world while also addressing climate change is an important issue for Saudi Aramco, said the oil giant's president and CEO Amin H Nasser. In his keynote address at the King Abdullah Petroleum St

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Five megatrends transforming the Middle East

Demographic and social change, shift in global economic power, rapid urbanisation, climate change and resource scarcity and technological breakthroughs will dictate and shape the future of the region, says a new report. PwC, one o

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Nearly 80 million could slide into poverty: World Bank

Natural disasters and climate change have devastating effects on cities and the four billion people who live in them today, according to a new report by the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).

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Half of leading investors ignoring climate change

Almost half of the world's top 500 investors are doing nothing to address climate change through their investments, a study showed on Monday. A report by the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP), a not-for-profit organisatio

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Bahrain signs Paris climate agreement

Bahrain joined 174 countries in signing the historic Paris Agreement, the first global deal on climate change, at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday. The Paris Agreement will remain open for signatures for one year, until April 2

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Climate change puts trillions of dollars of assets at risk

Trillions of dollars of non-bank financial assets around the world are vulnerable to the effects of global warming, according to a study on Monday that says tougher action to curb greenhouse gas emissions makes sense for investors.

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Record surge in 2016 temp adds urgency to climate deal

A record surge in temperatures in 2016, linked to global warming and an El Nino weather event in the Pacific, is adding urgency to a deal by 195 governments in December to curb greenhouse gas emissions to slow climate change, scientists said on

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