Centrica, Nestle, Swatch among companies exposed to physical climate risks-investors

European energy firms Centrica and Galp, food group Nestle and watchmaker Swatch are among 50 companies worldwide that are highly exposed to physical climate risks, investors with $10 trillion in assets say.

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Climate change tops agenda as Iceland heads to elections

Climate change is top of the agenda when voters in Iceland head to the polls for general elections on Saturday, following an exceptionally warm summer and an election campaign defined by a wide-reaching debate on global warming.

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In German election, hunger strikers seek climate promises

After three-and-a-half weeks on a hunger strike, Henning Jeschke is frail and gaunt, but determined to go on, still hoping to pressure the three candidates for chancellor of Germany into meeting him for a debate about the climate crisis ahead of Sunday's general election.

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Turkey's Erdogan: Refugee crisis from climate change coming

Presaging “hundreds of millions" of climate change refugees, Turkey's president said at the U.N. General Assembly that the world needs to find a way to contend with its existing refugees who are fleeing conflict.

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UN climate talks: Faint progress on money, none on pollution

Opening pocketbooks wider to fight climate change? That's looking slightly more doable. Closing more smokestacks for the same goal? Not yet sold.

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UN to world leaders: To curtail warming, you must do more

Pressure keeps building on increasingly anxious world leaders to ratchet up efforts to fight climate change. There's more of it coming this week in one of the highest-profile forums of all — the United Nations.

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‘Climate crisis on our shores’: Mediterranean countries sign deal after summer of fires

With the catastrophic effects of this summer's unprecedented wildfires still being counted, leaders from around the Mediterranean – the European region most at risk from climate change – have vowed to intensify their efforts to tackle the challenges posed by extreme weather.

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Electric vehicles divide opinion as car-loving Germany goes to polls

Election has framed future of automobility as showdown between petrolheads and green zealots.

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Climate top of the agenda as knife-edge race to lead Germany enters final stage

Cheers and jeers greet political rivals trying to succeed Merkel, as they chase green votes in the former DDR.

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UN chief urges 'rapid' emission cuts to curb climate change

The head of the United Nations called Thursday for “immediate, rapid and large-scale" cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to curb global warming and avert climate disaster. Ahead of the annual U.N.

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UN chief urges 'rapid' emission cuts to curb climate change

The head of the United Nations called Thursday for "immediate, rapid and large-scale" cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to curb global warming and avert climate disaster.

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Report: Climate change could see 200 million move by 2050

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Spain wildfire uproots Andalusian villages and raises climate change concerns

Spanish troops are assisting firefighters battling a raging blaze that has emptied out Andalusian villages and burned through forest land for days.

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Oil-rich Norway goes to polls with climate on the agenda

As Norwegians head to the polls on Monday, fears about climate change have put the future of the industry at the top of the campaign agenda.

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