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The number of giant pandas worldwide has rebounded since the black-and-white bear was declared an endangered animal in the 1980s, thanks to China's efforts to protect it and its habitat. Photo: Ed Jones / AFP
The number of giant pandas worldwide has... […]

Countries pledge to stop biodiversity loss at key UN summit

Delegates from 195 countries have pledged to set "ambitious" goals to halt the loss of biodiversity and destruction of ecosystems as the first phase of a key UN summit held in the Chinese city of Kunming
The Social Democratic (SPD) candidate for chancellor Olaf Scholz (C) is flanked by the Greens co-leader Annalena Baerbock and FDP leader Christian Lindner, following exploratory coalition talks in Berlin. Photo: Christof Stache / AFP
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Germany’s likely next coalition sketches out its plans

The three parties likely to form Germany's next government have outlined plans for Europe's biggest economy in an initial coalition agreement, touching on issues such as the minimum wage, taxes and climate protection
Protesters attend a 'Fridays For Future' demonstration for climate protection, part of a "Summer congress" in Dortmund, western Germany, on August 2, 2019. Photo: Ina Fassbender / AFP
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Climate justice: Rich nations dodge finance pledge

$100 billion a year in aid was promised over a decade ago to help developing nations curb carbon pollution and adapt to climate impacts. But rich countries haven't delivered
The "Pandora Papers" involved a leak of some 11.9 million documents from financial services firms, which were obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Photo: Loic Venance / AFP
The "Pandora Papers" involved a leak of ... […]

Offshore companies at the heart of ‘Pandora Papers’

Offshore companies are a lynchpin in the system used by leaders and the ultra-rich to hide assets that was exposed in the leaked documents dubbed the "Pandora Papers". So what are they?
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says it is aiming for "net zero carbon emissions" by 2050, a bold but necessary goal according to its CEO Willie Walsh. Photo: Daniel Slim / AFP
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Zero net emissions by 2050: a huge challenge for the airline industry

How can passengers take 10 billion flights a year without contributing to global warming? The question of "greening" the international aviation sector by 2050 constitutes a huge task whose stakes can make the head spin, according to the airlines themselves