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Climate Emergency

Climate Emergency

Germany exceeds 2020 climate target due to pandemic

Germany exceeded its target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

Germany exceeds 2020 climate target due to pandemic

Courts summoned to rule on climate change

Frustrated with inaction on catastrophic global warming, citizens are hauling governments and big polluters before the courts calling for “climate justice”

United Nations members on Sunday adopt a format for national pledges to cut greenhouse gases, the heart of a planned pact to defeat climate change. AFP

Norway supreme court verdict opens Arctic to more oil drilling

Tuesday’s verdict upheld rulings by two lower courts, rejecting arguments by Greenpeace and the Nature and Youth group that a 2015-2016 oil licensing round giving awards to Equinor and others had ...

Norway supreme court verdict opens Arctic to more oil drilling

Japan unveils green growth plan for 2050 carbon neutral goal

Prime minister Yoshihide Suga announced the new 2050 goal in November, significantly moving up Japan's timeline for carbon-neutrality

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference on the COVID-19 coronavirus in Tokyo on 25 December 2020

Courts summoned to rule on climate change

Frustrated with inaction on catastrophic global warming, citizens are hauling governments and big polluters before the courts calling for “climate justice”

A participants holds up a placard to call for action on climate change during a march in Tokyo on November 29, 2019. Millions of people took to the streets last month in nearly every major global city for a series of `climate strikes`, with the latest demonstrations coming as 200 nations prepare to gather in Madrid in early December for a 12-day UN climate conference. Photo: AFP

Bhumi Pednekar on why we should move towards renewable sources of energy

On the occasion of World Energy Conservation Day on Monday, the actress has highlighted reasons why the world should move towards using renewable sources of energy in to save the planet

Bhumi Pednekar

UK PM urges using scientific advances to battle climate change

British prime minister Boris Johnson has said scientific advances can be used to battle climate change, a challenge which he described as being “far worse, far more destructive than coronavirus”

Britain`s prime minister Boris Johnson arrives to hold talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at 10 Downing Street in London on 30 January. Photo: AFP

PM Hasina urges developed nations to fulfil climate pledges

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged the developed countries to come up with effective mitigation measures along with funds to fight the adversity of climate change

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina

World urged to move on ‘climate emergency’ after pandemic

The United Nations on Saturday urged leaders to declare a global climate emergency and shape greener growth after the coronavirus pandemic, as nations took gloomy stock five years since the landmark ...

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen appears on a screen to deliver a speech during the Climate Ambition Summit 2020 in Brussels on 12 December 2020 as this year marks the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement adopted by 196 countries on 12 December 2015

China’s foreign coal push risks global climate goals

Chinese state-owned firms are investing billions in coal power abroad, which are not counted in the domestic carbon neutral calculations, and which environmentalists say put at risk the Paris ...

This file photo taken on 11 March 2014 shows an excavator moving coal onto a truck at a port in Yichang, central China's Hubei province
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