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Laurie Goering

Green cement? Captured carbon may fuel new markets and help climate

07 Nov 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Capturing planet-warming carbon dioxide and turning it into useful products, from plastics to jet fuel, could make climate action cheaper and become a good business - but market obstacles need to be overcome first, researchers said on Thursday.

Green cement? Captured carbon may fuel new markets and help climate

07 Nov 2019

LONDON, Nov 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Capturing planet-warming carbon dioxide and turning it into useful products, from plastics to jet fuel, could make climate action cheaper and become a good business - but market obstacles need to be overcome first, researchers said on Thursday.

Judges overrule London police ban on Extinction Rebellion climate protests

06 Nov 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Police overstepped the law in issuing a blanket ban on protests by Extinction Rebellion climate activists in October, London High Court judges ruled on Wednesday, in a decision the group hailed as "an immense victory for the right to protest".

Climate change could put development goals beyond reach, U.N. official warns

30 Oct 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As global warming brings wilder weather, more harvest failures and the risk of growing migration and poverty, "sustainable development as we think of it today may be out of reach", a top U.N. specialist in climate change losses warned on Wednesday.

Green Climate Fund attracts higher pledges, open for more

26 Oct 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wealthier countries on Friday promised nearly $9.8 billion over the next four years to an international fund to help poorer nations develop cleanly and adapt to climate stresses, with nearly a dozen nations doubling their previous commitments.

Green Climate Fund attracts higher pledges, open for more

25 Oct 2019

LONDON, Oct 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wealthier countries on Friday promised nearly $9.8 billion over the next four years to an international fund to help poorer nations develop cleanly and adapt to climate stresses, with nearly a dozen nations doubling their previous commitments.

Judges hear legal case on London police handling of climate protests

24 Oct 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lawyers for climate change activists in the Extinction Rebellion movement argued in London's High Court Thursday that a police order barring further demonstrations midway through two weeks of planned October protests overstepped the law.

U.N. rights experts criticize London climate protest 'ban' before court hearing

17 Oct 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A lawyer working with Extinction Rebellion climate protesters in London said the group hopes a court hearing on Thursday will rule that a police ban on their public gatherings this week is unlawful, as U.N. experts said it violated their human rights.

Scientists back wider family-planning access to ease climate threats

16 Oct 2019

(This story corrects description of organisation in paragraph five)

CORRECTED-Scientists back wider family-planning access to ease climate threats

16 Oct 2019

LONDON, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Making affordable contraception available to women who want it would be a cheap, effective way to curb climate change and fast-rising risks in a hotter world, scientists said on Tuesday.

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