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UN: Paris Deal 'Departing Station' for Climate Action

A new global deal to combat climate change, due to be agreed in December in Paris, must be "the departing station" for more ambitious efforts to move the world away from fossil fuels, the United Nations' top climate official said this week. "Over the next 50 years — and the timing is very important — we have to completely transform the global economy to very, very deeply decarbonize," Christiana Figueres, head of the U.N. climate change secretariat, told a...

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