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Climate chief expects 80-100 signatures on landmark treaty

United Nations Headquarters. (Image: United Nations Photo)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The official in charge of global climate negotiations says between 80 and 100 countries are expected to sign the landmark agreement to tackle climate change reached in Paris in December at a ceremony at U.N. headquarters on April 22. Segolene Royal, French environment minister and newly-appointed president of U.N.-led climate negotiations, said Friday that more than ...

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UN chief wants clean energy investments doubled by 2020

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. secretary-general on Wednesday challenged investors around the world to at least double their investments in clean energy by 2020, saying that “we must begin the shift away from fossil fuels immediately.” Ban Ki-moon told an investor summit on climate risk that increasing investment in clean energy is critical in following up on the landmark agreement ...

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NY comptroller seeks ExxonMobil analysis of Paris climate accord

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s comptroller and other investors have asked ExxonMobil to advise them about the resilience of the oil company’s business model following the recent Paris climate agreement by nearly 200 countries to slow global warming. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, trustee of New York’s $184.5 billion pension fund for public workers, is joining with the Church of England’s investment ...

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