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World has “moral responsibility” to climate-vulnerable countries

The world has a “moral responsibility” to assist climate-vulnerable countries, the head of the Lebanese delegation at the recent UN climate conference in Marrakech has urged.

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Political will “absolutely” exists to implement climate agreement

The political will to implement an international climate agreement “absolutely” exists, according to the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy.

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Mosul displaced faced “numbing degradation” at hands of ISIL

Harrowing stories are emerging from Mosul in Iraq of life under the ISIL terrorist group, four weeks into the campaign to retake the northern city.

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Fight climate change to fight poverty: World Bank official

If the world is to fight poverty then it must also fight climate change, a top official with the World Bank has said.

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Agriculture “fundamental” to fighting climate change

Agriculture is a fundamental part of global efforts to combat the impacts of climate change, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Small islands push for implementation of climate pledges

Small island states are pushing for the implementation of a UN-backed international climate agreement aimed at keeping global temperature rises to below 2 degrees Celsius; that’s according to the Minister of Environment and Energy in the Maldives archipelago.

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Food production in Syria at record low as 9 million go hungry

Food production in war-torn Syria has hit a record low and has left nine million people wondering where their next meal will come from, the United Nations has said.

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“Pop-up public space” provides 3D lab for urban design

“Pop-up public spaces” combined with what have been described as “democratic three-dimensional tools” are proving an effective way to engage poor communities in urban design.

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INTERVIEW: What extreme weather and global temperature rise mean for humanity – WMO chief

In a new report analyzing the global climate between 2011-2015, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) – the United Nations system’s weather agency – found an increasingly visible human footprint on extreme weather and climate events with dangerous and costly impacts.

Countries benefiting from south-south cooperation

Collaboration between developing countries, or south-south cooperation as it’s known, has been hailed as “a powerful way” to support vulnerable nations.

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