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    • China, France sign deals worth $15bn

      China, France sign deals worth $15bn

      French President Emmanuel Macron capped his second visit to China, which started in Shanghai on Monday, with a slew of deals worth more than $15bn in total and discussions on trade and the Iranian nuclear issue, with the French leader saying he also raised human rights issues with the Chinese president. Both sides also united on climate after US withdraws from Paris pact, declaring that it was "irreversible".

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    • Energy giants face 35% output cut to hit Paris climate goals

      Energy giants face 35% output cut to hit Paris climate goals

      The biggest listed oil and gas giants must slash production by more than a third by 2040 to keep emissions within targets laid out in the landmark Paris climate deal, an industry watchdog said Friday. Carbon Tracker, a Britain-based think tank, added that current rates of emissions from the energy majors would see the world's carbon budgets surpassed within decades due to an inexorable rise in oil and gas output.

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    • Member States urged to step up plans to follow Paris agreement

      Member States urged to step up plans to follow Paris agreement

      The national draft plans to implement the EU's Energy Union objectives, and in particular the agreed EU 2030 energy and climate targets already represent significant efforts but in several areas there is a room for improvement, according to the Commission's latest assessment published last Tuesday. The EU is the first major economy to put in place a legally binding framework to deliver on its pledges under the Paris Agreement and this is the first time that Member States have prepared draft integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs).

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    • Race to deliver on UN climate deal began in Katowice

      Race to deliver on UN climate deal began in Katowice

      Political leaders started to arrive on Monday in the Polish city of Katowice where two weeks of talks have begun to deliver on the landmark Paris 2015 deal on climate change as dire warnings mount about a lack of action, news wires reported. But representatives of some of the biggest polluters will be conspicuous by their absence as the US has said it is leaving the UN process and China was not expected to send its top politicians.

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    • UN: Governments fail to cap temperatures at below 2 degrees

      UN: Governments fail to cap temperatures at below 2 degrees

      Senior United Nations official has warned that government inaction has put the world on track to a catastrophic climate change situation, in which the global community fails to meet the goal of the 2015 Paris agreement of keeping temperatures below the vital 2 degree Celsius cap. Such warning comes ahead of climate-change discussions in Bangkok, Thailand, this week.

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