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Report aims to drive action by world leaders, business executives and investors ahead of major summit on climate change.

A major new report released by a commission of global leaders finds that governments and businesses can now improve economic growth and reduce their carbon emissions together. Rapid technological innovation and new investment in infrastructure are making it possible today to tackle climate change at the same time as improving economic performance.

MDG target to halve proportion of world’s hungry still within reach by end of 2015 – FAO
About 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new UN report released today.
The State of Food Insecurity in the World (SOFI 2014) confirmed a positive trend which has seen the number of hungry people decline globally by more than 100 million over the last decade and by more than 200 million since 1990-92. The report is published annually by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Program (WFP).