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COP27: Climate costs deal struck but no fossil fuel progress

COP27: Climate costs deal struck but no fossil fuel progress

Science
This video can not be playedTo play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser.By Georgina RannardClimate reporter in Sharm el-SheikhA historic deal has been struck at the UN's COP27 summit that will see rich nations pay poorer countries for the damage and economic losses caused by climate change.It ends almost 30 years of waiting by nations facing huge climate impacts.But developed nations left dissatisfied over progress on cutting fossil fuels."A clear commitment to phase-out all fossil fuels? Not in this text," said the UK's Alok Sharma, who was president of the previous COP summit in Glasgow.This year's talks in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, came close to collapse, and overran by two days.Luke-warm applause met the historic moment the "loss and damage fund" was agreed in the ea...
Climate change: Whisper it cautiously… there’s been progress in run up to COP26

Climate change: Whisper it cautiously… there’s been progress in run up to COP26

Science
ReutersWith just five weeks left until world leaders gather in Glasgow for a critical climate summit, the BBC's Matt McGrath and Roger Harrabin consider progress made at this week's UN gathering and the outstanding issues that remain.Climate change was the dominant theme at this year's UN General Assembly (UNGA) as countries recognised the seriousness of the global situation. All across the planet, the hallmarks of rising temperatures are being keenly felt with intense wildfires, storms and floods taking place on scales rarely seen.World on course to heat up to dangerous levelsWorld now sees twice as many days over 50CWildlife and plant species decline 'a crisis'Against this backdrop, Boris Johnson told the UN it was "time to grow up" on the climate issue. The prime minister fought to brin...
Liverpool 2-0 RB Leipzig (4-0 on aggregate): Fabinho praised by Klopp as Reds progress

Liverpool 2-0 RB Leipzig (4-0 on aggregate): Fabinho praised by Klopp as Reds progress

Sports
Fabinho is "one of the best in the world at number six", Jurgen Klopp said after the Brazil midfielder helped Liverpool beat RB Leipzig to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.The 27-year-old has had to fill in at centre-back for large parts of this season because of injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez, while also suffering from a number of fitness problems of his own.But restored to his preferred position in the centre of the Reds midfield, he excelled in the last-16 second-leg win over Leipzig, which was secured through second-half goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.It keeps alive the club's hopes of a second European title in three seasons at the end of a campaign where their title defence has fallen apart following a run of recent home defeats."The performan...
Ursula von der Leyen: EU, Britain making progress in Brexit talks

Ursula von der Leyen: EU, Britain making progress in Brexit talks

World
Nov. 20 (UPI) -- With a Dec. 31 deadline looming, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Friday the bloc and Britain are making "better progress" in negotiating final Brexit issues that will lead to a trade deal. Little progress had been made between Britain and the European Union up to the recent round of negotiations that started after Britain agreed to a withdrawal agreement with the bloc. Many details still had to be worked out, from quotas and tariffs to their relationship in various sectors, including energy, transportation and security. Advertisement "After difficult weeks with very, very slow progress, now we've seen in the last days better progress, more movement on important files," von der Leyen said. "This is good. We still have of course the three main diffic...
US tech stocks surge as Apple, Amazon and Facebook update on progress

US tech stocks surge as Apple, Amazon and Facebook update on progress

Technology
US tech stocks have enjoyed a strong rally on Wall Street in advance of earnings reports from some of the biggest names in the business.Just a day after share values endured a global shock over tightening coronavirus restrictions, investors eagerly awaited updates on the progress made by the big earners of 2020 - Facebook, Amazon and Apple, to name a few. They have enjoyed share surges of 36%, 74% and 58% respectively in the year to date, while many traditional stocks have struggled to even tread water given the COVID carnage. The FTSE 100 index in London, by reason of comparison, has lost a quarter of its value. Image: Tech stocks have proved largely immune to the COVID crisis for the global economy to date Facebook and Apple saw lea...