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UN climate chief: Coal power has ‘an unacceptably high cost to human and environmental health’

The United Nations’ climate chief urged the coal industry on Monday to make dramatic changes to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions amid protests at a coal summit held on the sidelines of global climate talks. As environmental activists clamoured outside the meeting venue, the UN’s Christiana Figueres told the summit…

Spike in carbon spurs ‘urgent’ call at UN climate talks

Negotiators on Monday launched a new round of UN climate talks to warnings that a newly breached threshold was a wakeup call to tackle surging carbon emissions. The 12-day talks under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) seek to breathe life into a quest to forge a pact…