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Climate and economic risks ‘threaten 2008-style systemic collapse’

Environmental and social problems could interact in global breakdown, report says — The gathering storm of human-caused threats to climate, nature and economy pose a danger of systemic collapse comparable to the 2008 financial crisis, according to a new report that calls for urgent and radical reform to protect political and social systems. The study …

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Plastic waste: UK should not pass buck to world’s poorest, say MPs

UK must deal with plastic waste on its own soil, says group calling for export ban — A cross-party group of MPs is calling for a ban on the export of plastic waste over concerns the UK is passing the buck to the world’s poorest people to clean up its rubbish. MPs have tabled an …

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Record private jet flights into Davos as leaders arrive for climate talk

Experts predict up to 1,500 individual private flights in and out of airfields serving Swiss ski resort for World Economic Forum — David Attenborough might have urged world leaders at Davos to take urgent action on climate change, but it appears no one was listening. As he spoke, experts predicted up to 1,500 individual private …

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Davos elite looks to ‘Globalisation 4.0’ to stem climate change

Business leaders say the next wave of globalisation must create social benefits as well as provide technical solutions to climate change — For business leaders gathering in the Swiss Alps this week, ‘Globalisation 4.0’ holds the answers to one of the world’s biggest problems: climate change. The buzzword that will dominate the World Economic Forum …

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Global tensions holding back climate change fight, says WEF

After extreme weather-related events, there is ‘need for international cooperation’ — Growing tension between the world’s major powers is the most urgent global risk and makes it harder to mobilise collective action to tackle climate change, according to a report prepared for next week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The WEF’s annual global risks …

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We must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero or face more floods

The world heating up by even 1.5°C would have a brutal impact on future generations — The authoritative new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sets the world a clear target: we must reduce emissions of greenhouse gases to net zero by the middle of this century to have a reasonable chance of …

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rice and corn farmers may go deeper into poverty because of climate change

United Nations report spotlights government inaction on climate

The report delivers a stark message: 1.5°C is enough to unleash climate mayhem, and the pathways to avoiding an even hotter world require a swift and complete transformation not just of the global economy, but of society too — (PARIS, France) Diplomats gathering in South Korea on Monday, October 1, will find themselves in the …

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Australia’s rank on global development index hurt by climate change inaction

Australia ranks 14 after New Zealand, with Scandinavian countries in top three spots — Australia’s commitment to global development has improved over the past year, driven by strong trade, education and finance outreach to the developing world, but it has been criticised for its poor action on the environment and climate change. The Centre for …

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