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17 Oct 2019 18:05
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    Almost 90 big companies pledging to slash greenhouse gas emissions

    Almost 90 big companies in sectors from food to cement to telecommunications are pledging to slash their greenhouse gas emissions in a new campaign to steer multi-nationals towards a low-carbon future


    We Mean Business, a coalition of advocacy groups, says dozens of companies have joined the initiative leading up to a United Nations summit taking place tomorrow, which aims to spur faster action on climate change.

    The coalition was launched in June with a call to action by the United Nations, business and civil society leaders.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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     Today's News

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    Entertainment:
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    Technology:
    Commonwealth Bank payment services down across Australia 17:47

    Rugby:
    The All Blacks selectors have left veteran Ben Smith out of their 23 for Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Ireland in Tokyo 17:27

    Entertainment:
    Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are "great at co-parenting" their daughter Stormi 17:22

    Golf:
    Kiwi golfer Ryan Fox begins his qualification push for the European Tour season ending Championship in Dubai tonight 17:17

    Law and Order:
    Despite continued inquiries - police maintain they have no evidence to link the death of an elderly Auckland woman - to a burglary 16:57

    Entertainment:
    Sir Elton John was inspired to get sober after his young friend died from AIDS-related pneumonia 16:52

    International:
    Boxer Patrick Day dies four days after bout with Charles Conwell 16:27

    Entertainment:
    Charlize Theron joked she is in a "thruple" with Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie 16:22


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