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Dozens of corporate giants agree to cut emissions as UN turns to climate   
September 23, 2019
Source: The Hill - Nearly 90 major companies reportedly have pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions ahead of a major United Nations climate ... chief executive of the U.N. Global Compact, according to Reuters.
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Fall begins, Trump visits the United Nations: 5 things you need to know Monday   
September 23, 2019
Source: USA Today - President Donald Trump kicks off his third United Nations meeting Monday where escalating tensions between the United States and Iran are only the beginning of his troubles. The recent missile and drone attack on oil facilities...
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UN Secretariat announces 10-year plan to halve own emissions   
September 23, 2019
Source: New Kerala - United Nations, Sep 23 : The UN Secretariat, which runs the day-to-day operations of the gigantic world body, announced a plan to slash its own emissions by almost half by 2030. The UN Secretariat has adopted a new 10-year...
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Atlassian billionaire to announce net zero emissions target at UN climate summit   
September 23, 2019
Source: The Guardian - The commitment, offered through UN Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5C and the Science-Based Targets initiative, will see Atlassian become the first major Australian company to join the Business Ambition for 1.5C....
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Climate change: United Nations's summit to take place in New York   
September 23, 2019
Source: BBC - On Monday, world leaders are coming together to talk about how to tackle climate change at the United Nations' climate action summit. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be there, along with other world leaders, including US...
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Ukraine, United Nations, Jonathan Van Ness: Your Monday Briefing   
September 23, 2019
Source: New York Times - President Trump acknowledged that he discussed former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine as U.S. Democrats ramped up calls for an investigation into whether he improperly pressured a...
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United Nations General Assembly: Who's speaking and what to watch for   
September 23, 2019
Source: CNN on MSN.com - It sounds like a digestive tract flareup. But that's just how insiders pronounce the acronym for the annual United Nations General Assembly taking place this week: UNGA ("UNG-gah"). And when it ends, global leaders and a cast of...
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How the ESG debate in Europe is a world away from Australia   
September 23, 2019
Source: The Australian Financial Review - David Rowe In Europe that same week, the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) network – a sort of global think tank for asset managers keen to entrench ESG standards – held its annual conference in Paris....
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87 Major Companies Lead the Way Towards a 1.5 C Future at UN Climate Action Summit   
September 23, 2019
Source: MarketWatch - Sep 22, 2019 (3BL Media via COMTEX) -- SOURCE:United Nations Global Compact The following is a joint press release from the United Nations Global Compact, the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and the We Mean Business ...
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UN refugee chief seeks renewed focus on the millions who leave their homes   
September 23, 2019
Source: The National Blogs - A year after promoting two landmark global compacts on refugees and migration, the UN high commissioner for refugees faces ... Last year the delegates were broadly happy to endorse the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular...
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