EU’s climate chief calls for net-zero emissions by 2050

The European Union’s climate chief called for the bloc to take the lead and aim for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in its climate strategy published on Wednesday, ahead of key U.N. talks on curbing global warming.EU’s climate chief calls for net-zero emissions by 2050.

As President Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate accord, European Commission climate chief Miguel Arias Canete said the bloc had to lead by example at next week’s climate talks in Poland.

The EU executive published its strategy on Wednesday, setting out eight pathways to reducing emissions – two of which chart a course for Europe to becoming climate neutral by absorbing as much greenhouse gas as it emits.

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Global tuberculosis report 2017

WHO has published a global TB report every year since 1997. The main aim of the report is to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic, and of progress in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease at global, regional and country levels. This is done in the context of recommended global TB strategies and targets endorsed by WHO’s Member States and broader development goals set by the United Nations. The data in this report are updated annually.

To read the full report on the WHO website go to: http://www.who.int/tb/publications/global_report/en/