Move away from fossil fuels, warns UN report

Massive cuts to greenhouse gas emissions are needed in the next few decades to avoid "dangerous" climate change, a major UN report has warned.

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UN report urges move away from fossil fuels

Campaigners have demanded the world moves away from using fossil fuels, ahead of a major international report by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The latest report will set out ways to curb rising temperatures by tackling greenhouse gas emissions.

Campaigners want the world to move away from using fossil fuels like coal in power stations. Credit: PA

The third of a trilogy, the study comes just two weeks after the second part of the report warned that the effects of rising temperatures were already being felt across the world.

It said that without action climate change would increasingly threaten security, health and food supplies, exacerbate poverty and damage species and habitats.

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