Timbuktu, on the caravan route near the River Niger, had been a flourishing center of the Muslim world since the 15th century, until Islamists ravaged its cultural treasures and centuries-old buildings. Now the desert city is slowly recovering.
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Two years on from the Paris Agreement, a summit in the French capital has mobilized investors to fight global warming. But critics say that when it comes to government funding, France in particular needs to do more.
Politicians and finance industry representatives are meeting to discuss how to promote green investments to fight global climate change. The summit is taking place on the second anniversary of the Paris climate accord.
The research grant winners were announced ahead of a "One Planet" summit in Paris to encourage investment to counter global warming. Germany's environment minister called on the world's finance sector to do more.
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