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UN secretary-general says no plans to reduce sustainable development goals

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In his report, Ban Ki-moon backs the 17 goals and 169 targets proposed by the UN working group, despite the difficulty member states may have in communicating them

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SDGs: why 17 goals and 169 targets might not be such a bad thing

Two researchers argue that though more unwieldy, the comprehensive sustainable development goals are a better springboard for change

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Canada breaks with Australia to contribute to Green Climate Fund

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Stephen Harper changes mind, saying he is prepared to contribute to UN fund to help poor countries adapt to climate change

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G20 peer pressure forces Tony Abbott to pay lip service to climate action

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The prime minister’s economic agenda was spectacularly sidelined but his promises on climate change bind him to nothing

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G20 leaders force Australia to back down on climate change language

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Communique calls on countries to contribute to green climate fund, after negotiations ‘like trench warfare’

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G20: Obama puts climate change in spotlight as Australian agenda sidelined

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US president pulls focus away from economic growth with announcement of emissions deal with China and call to secure a strong global climate agreement next year

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What’s the environmental impact of modern war?

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Ban Ki-moon has called on nations to do more to protect the environment from the destruction of war, but even in times of peace our militaries have a huge impact on natural resources

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Record year for fossil fuel emissions pushes carbon budget to the brink

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Scientists release multiple journal papers showing increased challenge of cutting emissions as coal and China dominate growth

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Climate change summit: Julie Bishop commends Australia’s emission targets

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Foreign minister takes more conservative stance than other leaders, saying larger industrial nations should do more

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Australia’s carbon emissions reduction target ‘ambitious’, Julie Bishop tells UN

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Critics call Australia’s plan to cut emissions by 5% by 2020 ‘inadequate’ as foreign minister fails to address post-2020 commitments at UN summit

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