Experts on U.S. climate diplomacy say the administration has been laying the groundwork for its new emissions pledge since the fall. It’s expected to draw on research from nonfederal analysts and think tanks that continued work on the issue during the Trump years when U.S. climate progress carried on in cities, states, and boardrooms while it languished in Washington.
The international organization ASEAN has set an ambitious target of securing 23 percent of its primary energy from renewable sources by 2025.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was widely expected to win a second term, buoyed by the compassionate and yet decisive leadership style under the crisis brought by the pandemic this year.
In the face of global macroeconomic data in strong contraction, from production to export through employment, in the last few sessions the main financial markets have recorded strong increases, once again highlighting that they can run much faster than the real economy
The southern French city of Nice was in mourning on Thursday as three people were stabbed to death in a suspected jihadist attack at a church. The police said the attacker had repeatedly shouted the phrase “Allahu Akbar”, or God is greatest, even after he had been detained by police.
The latest report from Met Office says that temperatures up to 40°C could occur ‘regularly’ in the UK by 2100, if carbon emissions continue to stay high.
The anti-racist protests were followed by the murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man, after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes during the arrest in the previous day.
Two years ago, the Amazon was aflame, ravaged by arsonists and loggers. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro went to war. Air Force C-130 aircraft spewed water and flame retardant over the burning jungle. The effort, in August 2019
Economic upheavals in modern global history have often been succeeded by promising periods of reinvention and revival.
In 2016, Germany’s domestic intelligence agency publicly accused a hacker group thought to work for the Russian state of being behind the cyberattack.
A rising wave of covid-19 cases in the south of England has been blamed on a new variant of the SarsCov-2 virus, which was named VUI-202012/01. The new strain, first detected in September, is now behind half the cases in the region.
New tensions between Greece and Turkey in the South Aegean. The Greek navy is on the alert for a Turkish energy exploration mission off the coast of Kastellorizo: the challenge for gas in the Eastern Mediterranean has started again.
While the world is still coping up with the dastardly terrorist attacks in France, Mozambique in East Africa has been bearing the brunt of radical Islamism.
Demonstrations and protests about social justice and the death of George Floyd while in police custody are still going on around the US.