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World must triple investment in renewable energy: UN report

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | Global investments in renewable energy should be tripled by 2050, in order to put the world on the trajectory towards net zero emissions, according to the latest report released by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) on Tuesday. The supply of electricity from clean energy sources must …

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Developed countries responsible for vast majority of greenhouse gas emissions through history: UN chief

Islamabad, Pakistan | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Saturday that developed economies are responsible for the vast majority of greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere throughout history. The secretary-general made the remarks in a press briefing in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi during his visit to the flood-affected …

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Tororo residents decry emissions from Simba cement factory

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is uproar from residents of Tororo district over the gas emissions and dust from Simba cement factory. The cement factory has been discharging dust and fumes in the air for a couple of months polluting the environment including water sources and the vegetation cover. …

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UN chief calls for efforts to address air pollution

United Nations | XINHUA | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for global efforts to address air pollution. Around the world, nine out of every 10 people breathe unclean air. Air pollution contributes to various diseases and causes an estimated 7 million premature deaths every year, predominantly in low- and …

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Climate-caused deaths could soar by century’s end: study

San Francisco, US | XINHUA | Rising temperatures driven by climate change could cause tens of millions of deaths per year worldwide by the end of the century, potentially matching the global death rate for all infectious diseases combined, according to a new study released by the University of California, Berkeley …

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