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04 Aug 2015

It’s been a landmark year for global leadership in the effort to address climate change.

China and the United States - the world’s largest economies and emitters - have submitted plans to reduce the emissions responsible for the crisis.

Businesses of all stripes have called for a massive transition to renewable energy. Polls in countries around the world show citizens want action.

And, in November, the international community will gather in Paris to try and hash out an agreement committing all nations to the effort for decades to come.

22 Jul 2015

The sparsely populated cluster of Pacific atolls becomes the first small island nation to submit a carbon-cutting pledge ahead of a year-end conference in Paris

13 Dec 2012

One of the big debates at the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which came to a close last week, revolved around the role of agriculture and whether to establish a separate agricultural work programme. The decision to set up a work programme has now been deferred – again. This is an opportunity to rethink the broader issues around climate change and agriculture.

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