Back in the 1980s, many Germans believed their forests were dying. Leaded gasoline was considered the culprit, triggering a campaign to introduce lead-free fuel. The first lead-free gas station in Europe opened in Munich in 1983.
We must wean ourselves off unsustainable economic growth if we are to cut greenhouse gas emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change, say some economists. But what are the alternatives to growth?
Norway trumpets its low carbon footprint, but a new report says plans to ramp up oil and gas production in the Arctic will increase its emissions by half again - making a mockery of its Paris Agreement promises.
The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran have met in Sochi to discuss strategy in Syria. Meanwhile, some parts of the Syrian opposition forces met in Saudi Arabia ahead of UN-backed peace talks.
From California to Cape Town, from Oslo to the Solomon Islands — local and regional leaders around the world are stepping up their game to fight climate change. Cities will be decisive in limiting global warming.
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