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Agriculture less of a “toxic issue” in climate change discussions

Agriculture is becoming less of a “toxic issue” in climate change discussions according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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World leaders rally together on climate change

World leaders meeting in Paris, France have been told they need to wake up to the severity of the dangers brought about by climate change.

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Planting trees “part of solution” to climate crisis

Planting trees is “part of the solution” to reversing climate change according to a young activist from Germany.

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Over 600 Tanzanian families to benefit from solar power

More than 600 families are expected to benefit from a new solar power project supported by the UN in Tanzania.

The US$150,000 project, which is centred around the capital, Dodoma aims to help local communities mitigate the effects of climate change.

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UN chief convinced world leaders will adopt “ambitious” climate deal

The UN Secretary-General has said that he’s convinced world leaders will adopt an “ambitious” climate deal at a summit which begins in Paris, France on Monday.

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Ebola-hit countries can’t recover on their own

The West African countries hit by the deadly Ebola virus can’t recover from the ravages of the deadly virus without more help.

That’s the verdict of the UN’s Regional Inter-Agency Coordinator on Ebola, Peter Graaff.

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Nigerian city under pressure as displacement soars due to Boko Haram

The north-east Nigerian city of Maiduguri has more than doubled in size due to displacement caused by the extremist Boko Haram group.

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“Tent” school opened in Lebanon for Syria refugees

Local public schools in Lebanon can accommodate only half of the 400,000 school-age Syrian refugee children in the country according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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Calls for an end to conflict in CAR as the country prepares to welcome the Pope

As the Central African Republic prepares for the visit of Pope Francis to Bangui this weekend, the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is urging the country’s warring groups to be inspired by the visit to rebuild the nati

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Paris conference shows world “stands together” against terrorism

The up-coming climate change conference in Paris shows that the international community “stands together” against terrorism.

That’s according to Wu Hongbo, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.

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