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With Trump gone, NATO wages war on climate threat

If the U.S. military were a nation state, it would be the world's 47th largest emitter of planet-warming greenhouse gases, a 2019 study found.
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Germany "persistently" broke air pollution rules, EU top court rules

Germany persistently violated EU limits on air pollution, the European Union's top court says, in a ruling that could see the country face financial penalties if it fails to improve air quality in several big cities.

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EU readies reforms to energy treaty as climate criticisms mount

The European Commission is expected to propose reforms to an international energy treaty as early as Monday, EU officials said, after some governments have said the bloc should consider quitting the agreement because it could threaten climate goals.
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Trade feuds will take on a new, green hue

Trade feuds will take on a different hue after the departure of Donald Trump. Slapping tariffs on countries out of the blue isn’t U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s style. But his determination to fight climate change could emerge as a new source of commerce tensions.
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Planet-warming emissions from buildings put climate goals at risk

Planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions from buildings and construction are jeopardising global goals to keep devastating climate change at bay, a U.N.-backed coalition warned, after data showed they hit an all-time high in 2019.