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Businesses around the world should change the way they think in order to tackle the global issues of climate change, the Business Summit on Climate Leadership recently.

Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corp. Ltd. (HSBC) chief executive Peter Wong said that the challenge today is to change the business-as-usual approach. Wong was the keynote speaker of the summit.

“Businesses must learn to be more creative and more efficient in meeting the global challenges of climate change,” Wong said. “It is time to review our business models, the way we conduct business, and exceed the expectations consumers and shareholders have of business.”

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Participants in a five-day food security meeting at The Hague "urged U.N. climate negotiators Friday to consider agriculture when drawing up strategies to fight climate change," the Canadian Press reports.

The conference, featuring delegates from 80 countries and a total of about 800 participants, "ended with a call to invest in new farming practices that will curb greenhouse gas emissions and will better use currently available land to feed a global population of 9 billion by 2050," the news service writes. "Producing what it called a 'roadmap for action,' the conference called for governments to provide access to financing, markets and technology, while acknowledging that private business will play a huge role. Among its list of recommended actions was the restoration of degraded land, new systems of water conservation and harvesting, and better management of animal waste that produces powerful greenhouse gases."

Read more: Food Security Conference In The Hague Concludes With Suggestions For U.N. Climate Negotiations To...

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NEW DELHI: Ahead of the UN climate change meet in Cancun, representatives including ministers from over 50 nations will gather here for a two-day conference beginning tomorrow to deliberate on mechanisms to ensure clean technologies to mitigate impacts of global warming . 

The "informal ministerial dialogue on Climate Change: Technology Mechanism" will be held in collaboration with Mexico which is host to the global UN climate summit and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). 

Read more: 50 countries to meet on climate change

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