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'One Planet' summit aims to inject dose of optimism in battle against global warming

The prospect of a global carbon trading market, with Asia-Pacific leading the charge, could be a game-changer in fight to tackle climate change.

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Waves hitting a sea wall in Taizhou, China's eastern Zhejiang province, in August 2019. A UN report warned that unless the carbon pollution destabilising the earth's marine environment is brought to heel, rising seas can unleash misery on a global scale.

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron co-hosts on Sunday the "One Planet" Summit at the United Nations in New York. The landmark event, which will see both government and private sector leaders in attendance, is intended to give a jolt of optimism at a time when there is growing pessimism about the...

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