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The UN is hoping to boost the roll out of clean technology in developing countries, after last week announcing it has opened its fifth dedicated climate finance centre.

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The United Nations has finalised the 17 new environmental, social and economic goals to be adopted at this year’s Sustainable Development Summit, as it moves to agree a replacement for the influential Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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World leaders have re-asserted their commitment to mobilising up to $100bn a year in funding by 2020 to help developing nations tackle climate change, after this week agreeing a new economic plan to support the UN’s upcoming Sustainable Development Goals.

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Policies for cutting a range of emissions from agriculture could prove one of the most cost-effective ways of tackling threats to food productivity and human health, say experts from the UN’s Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

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To mark its 15th anniversary the UN’s global campaign to promote sustainable business practices, the UN Global Compact, last week released a major new report, produced by global risk management specialist DNV GL, outlining what companies have done to date, and what they still need to do, to deliver a sustainable economy.

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