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EU should approve UN climate deal in 2016, Segolene Royal

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France’s influential environment chief says she wants heads of state to agree on backing the Paris deal before the next UN summit in November

July 6, 2016 — The European Union could formally approve the UN’s new greenhouse gas slashing deal by the close of 2016, France environment minister Segolene Royal told a meeting of climate envoys on Monday.  Continue reading EU should approve UN climate deal in 2016, Segolene Royal

Civil aviation takes first step towards capping carbon emissions

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A plane is approaching the illuminated landing runway at sunset at the airport of Duesseldorf, Germany, October 25, 2014. Marcel Kusch/EPA
The recommendation has been highly anticipated as aircraft carbon emissions are not part of a landmark pact on fighting climate change hammered out in Paris

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Feb. 10, 2016) — Experts have agreed on proposals for the first binding limits on carbon emissions for the aviation industry, a move welcomed Tuesday, February 9, by UN chief Ban Ki-moon as a boost to the battle against climate change.

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