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Brazil has pledged to cut emissions 37% below 2005 levels by 2025

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The Pope said his encyclical on the environment would be released in June or July 2015

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The Environmental Audit Committee says David Cameron's Government must have its mind set on de-coupling economic growth from polluting and unsustainable resource use

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