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    Major countries are attempting to put pressure on scientists to water down a key United Nations report into climate change, it has today been reported. Countries including Australia, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Japan are reportedly among the countries who have asked the UN body compiling the report to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels. Wealthier...
    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia was the worst climate performer among comparable developed countries since nations pledged in the 2015 Paris agreement to take action to limit global warming, a think tank said Thursday ahead of a key climate conference in Scotland later this month. The U.N. summit in Glasgow, known as COP26, will bring together thousands of diplomats, scientists...
    Former President Obama will attend the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, next month to highlight the "important progress" made with climate change since the Paris Agreement took effect, while President Biden and his Cabinet officials plan to double down on the administration's commitment to combating climate change.  Obama spokeswoman Hannah Hankins on Friday said Obama will travel to Glasgow for...
    (CNN)Former President Barack Obama will travel to Glasgow next month for a UN climate summit and will meet with young activists and deliver remarks putting the threat of the climate crisis into broader context, an Obama spokeswoman tells CNN."He will lay out the important progress made in the five years since the Paris Agreement took effect, highlight the leadership of young...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden is planning a show of strength at next month's pivotal UN climate summit in Glasgow. The president is sending 10 cabinet members and senior administration officials, in addition to his top domestic and international climate advisers Gina McCarthy and John Kerry, according to a schedule obtained by CNN. Biden also plans to attend the conference. What is...
    This story originally appeared in The Nation and is part of Covering Climate Now. The interview was conducted by CCNow partners NBC News, Reuters, and The Nation. Greta Thunberg is “open” to meeting with United States President Joe Biden at the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, though the young Swedish activist does not expect much from either the...
    PARIS (AP) — The British official who will preside over an upcoming U.N. climate summit said Tuesday that he’s losing sleep over how to get long-promised funding for poorer nations to switch to cleaner energy and cope with the worst impacts of climate change. Alok Sharma, president of the 26th United Nations Change Climate Change Conference, used a speech in...
    ROME (AP) — The Vatican said Friday that Pope Francis does not plan to attend the upcoming U.N. climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. Francis has made care for the environment a hallmark of his papacy, and he said in a recent interview that he intended to participate in the Oct. 12-Nov. 12 event and had a speech being drafted. Scotland’s...
    Olive Garden Owner Rebounds as America Flocks to Restaurants Eli Lilly Alzheimer’s Drug Gains FDA Breakthrough Status By Kate Abnett © Reuters/POOL First day of the European Union summit in Brussels BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The success of international climate negotiations in November will depend on a breakthrough in financial contributions from rich countries, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said...
    I Lead a Troop of Girl Scouts Living in NYC Shelters SpaceX docks at ISS on recycled rocket and capsule (Adds U.S. climate finance plan, comments from summit, updates throughout) Load Error By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, April 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.N. chief called for rich countries to make good on their promises of climate finance...
    Miami women surprise homeless teen with magical quinceanera Washington Gov. Jay Inslee: Time to Seize the Moment on Climate Change, Clean Energy By Megan Rowling Load Error BARCELONA, April 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.N. chief called for rich countries to make good on their promises of climate finance for developing nations at the G7 meeting in...
    Swedish teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg said she is skipping the United Nation’s climate conference in Scotland over concerns about the inequality in COVID-19 vaccine access. “Of course I would love to attend the Glasgow #COP26,” Thunberg said on Twitter. “But not unless everyone can take part on the same terms. Right now many countries are vaccinating healthy young...
    BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations says American billionaire Michael Bloomberg has been reappointed as a special envoy to engage governments and businesses in tackling the threat of global warming. Bloomberg, who has long campaigned on the issue of climate change, was first tapped for the position in 2018. The U.N. said Friday that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants the former...
    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the opening day of last year's COP25 climate conference in Madrid. Saturday Snippets is a regular weekend feature of Daily Kos. • The Climate Ambition Summit has been taking place virtually today: Although it’s smaller than COP26, the UN climate change conference that was originally on the schedule this year but has been postponed to November 2021...
    The United Nations and Britain will co-host a global climate summit on December 12, the fifth anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement, the world body said Wednesday. The announcement came days after Chinese President Xi Jinping told the UN that the world’s largest greenhouse gas polluter would peak emissions in 2030 and attempt to go carbon neutral by 2060, a...
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