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Human Rights Council passes 34 resolutions at latest session

The latest session of the UN Human Rights Council has concluded with member states passing 34 resolutions on a range of issues (see summary below).

Incoming EU President Juncker says he opposes fracking

NEWS: Likely EU Commission chief speaks out against controversial technology as he canvasses MEPs for votes

England unprepared for future climate risks

NEWS: UK government's climate advisors say flood defences are not being maintained, and planning laws do not factor in future risks

Russell Brand launches tirade against climate sceptics

NEWS: British star leads a crusade of climate comedy on YouTube

Shell ‘short sighted’ on climate risk – study

NEWS: Oil company Shell is failing to account for long term climate risks, according to detailed analysis from the Carbon Tracker Initiative

UN handed masterplan to tackle climate change

NEWS: New study says 15 countries could hold key to ensuring world avoids dangerous levels of warming

Singapore outlines plans to fine foreign air polluters

NEWS: New bill could impose $1.6 million penalty on companies across region responsible for toxic emissions

Australia facing ‘unprecedented rise in climate denial’

NEWS: Head of independent Climate Council Tim Flannery says politicians and the media are complicit in spreading misinformation

US and China set for latest climate change discussions

NEWS: Climate change is key focus at US-China economic dialogue in Beijing, as countries' relationship comes under strain

UN officials say there is ‘greater clarity’ over 2015 climate deal

NEWS: Countries are converging on what pledges towards a global agreement should look like, say co-chairs of talks


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