United Nations General Assembly
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The absence of key leaders at the recent United Nations General Assembly highlights the crisis facing the UN and the multilateral system. The system, while imperfect, has worked reasonably well for seven decades in addressing global issues such as armed conflicts and climate change.
Beijing is to end support for overseas coal-fired power projects and plans to up investment in low-carbon energy. It’s big news ahead of the November climate summit, but private investors need to follow suit.