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UK envoy, carbon pricing ‘too sluggish’ to meet climate goals

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Sir David King is the UK Foreign Office permanent representative on climate change. Photograph: Niklas Halle’N/AFP/Getty Images

Sir David King favours technology development over emissions trading as a way to shift emerging economies off coal

April 25, 2016 — Carbon pricing is “too sluggish a weapon” against climate change, top UK envoy Sir David King said on Monday.

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Paris climate deal set to be signed by record number of states

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Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama (centre), prime minister of the Republic of Fiji at UN headquarters in New York. Photograph: Evan Schneider/UN Photo

About 170 countries are expected to sign in a move the UN hopes will ensure early ratification of the deal

April 22, 2016 — About 170 countries gathered at the United Nations for a ceremonial signing of the landmark Paris agreement on Friday, in a powerful display of global efforts to fight climate change.

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Governments vow to end fossil fuel era at UN climate signing

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The US secretary of state, John Kerry, holds his granddaughter for the signing of the accord at the United Nations Signing Ceremony for the Paris Agreement climate change accord in New York. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Representatives of more than 170 countries endorse Paris agreement to cut carbon emissions, with France’s president saying: ‘There is no turning back’

April 22, 2016 — More than 170 governments declared an end to the fossil fuel era on Friday, using the signing ceremony for the landmark Paris agreement as an occasion to renew their vows to fight climate change.

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Belgium’s neighbors tighten borders security after attack

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FRENCH POLICE. French police controls along the road from Paris to Lille, between Senlis and Compiegnes, France, March 22, 2016. Photo by Yoan Valat/EPA
France’s Bernard Cazeneuve also calls on Europe to ‘further boost coordination and the fight’ against terrorism

PARIS, France (Mar. 23, 2016) — Belgium’s neighbors France, Germany and the Netherlands tightened border security Tuesday, March 22, after the attacks on Brussels airport and metro system that left at least 26 dead.

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EU chief sees first consensus on migrant crisis

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CONSENSUS? Migrants and refugees from Pakistan who arrived at the Greek island of Lesvos, wait at the port of Mytilini, Lesvos island, March 2, 2016. File photo by Panagiotis Balaskas/EPA
New official figures show that a record 1.2 million asylum seekers arrived in the EU in 2015 – more than double the figure from the year before

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 5, 2016) — EU president Donald Tusk struck an unusually upbeat note on the migrant crisis Friday, March 4 as Turkey raised the possibility of taking back non-Syrian asylum seekers.

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