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|Heirs to Rockefeller oil fortune divest from fossil fuels over climate change|
The heirs to the fabled Rockefeller oil fortune withdrew their funds from fossil fuel investments on Monday, lending a symbolic boost to a $50bn divestment campaign ahead of a United Nations summit on climate change.
|Six Energy Firms to Sign Pact to Cut Methane Emissions|
Six international energy companies have agreed to work to reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, in partnership with more than a dozen national governments through a new United Nations framework, according to executives and officials familiar with the program.
|The Wall Street Journal|
|Climate change called public health threat by medical journal|
Climate change poses risks to human health just as pollution and lack of sanitation did a century ago, says a medical journal editorial that details the potential harmful health effects and the benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
|Climate Change: Renewable Energy Can Meet Global Demand and Cut Carbon Emissions, Roadmap Shows|
The global roadmap developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows that not only can renewable energy meet the rising demand but do so cheaply, helping limit global warming to two degrees during the century.
|International Business Times|
|Renewable Energy Investment Attractiveness Sees China Soar, US & UK Lose Ground|
The Ernst & Young Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index ranks 40 markets worldwide on the attractiveness of their renewable energy investment and deployment opportunities. Their latest report finds that China has ascended back to the top of the Index, supplanting the United States which has fallen to second.
|Apple’s CEO Tim Cook sounds the alarm on climate change|
One day before a major U.N. climate summit, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has warned that the “time for inaction has passed” and called on companies to do more to show the environmental impact of their products.
|Christiana Figueres: 'We must, we will, and we can address climate change'|
Citizens, politicians and businesses are this week set to join together to show that the world "must, can and will" tackle the threats posed by global warming, the head of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat has predicted.
|In the spotlight|