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France defends 'imperfect' fossil fuel sponsors for Paris climate summit

French climate official says sponsorship of UN climate conference by EDF, Air France, and other big carbon emitters was needed for financial reasons

Published on The Guardian website on 29th May 2015

Air France, along with EDF, Engie and other firms are partly sponsoring the COP21 Paris climate talks in December. Photograph: Stephane […]

Warsaw climate deal finalised as deadlock broken

Published on the BusinessGreen website on Saturday 23rd November 2013

By James Murray, Jessica Shankleman


Agreement reached on loss and damage mechanism, despite opposition from developing nations

The Warsaw Summit closed with an agreement late on Saturday evening, after a last-ditch deal was reached on plans for a loss and damage mechanism designed […]

Bee deaths: EU to ban neonicotinoid pesticides

Published on the BBC News website on 29th April 2013

The European Commission will restrict the use of pesticides linked to bee deaths by researchers, despite a split among EU states on the issue.

There is great concern across Europe about the collapse of bee populations.

Neonicotinoid chemicals in pesticides are believed to […]