Climate change

    • UN, UK to co-host climate summit in December

      UN, UK to co-host climate summit in December

      The United Nations and the UK will co-host a global climate summit on 12 December, the fifth anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement, the world organisation announced on Wednesday. “The climate emergency is fully upon us, and we have no time to waste. The answer to our existential crisis is swift, decisive, scaled up action and solidarity among nations," the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said.

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    • Climate activists block British newspapers distribution

      Climate activists block British newspapers distribution

      The distribution of several British newspapers was disrupted on Saturday after Extinction Rebellion climate change activists blockaded printing presses used by Rupert Murdoch’s News UK, the publisher of The Times and The Sun. Extinction Rebellion said it took the action to highlight what it regards as the newspapers’ failure to accurately report on climate change, news wires reported.

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    • Extinction Rebellion restarts protests

      Extinction Rebellion restarts protests

      Climate activists will target Britain's parliament and other institutions next week as Extinction Rebellion restarts large-scale protests for the first time since the Covid-19 outbreak, organisers said on Thursday cited by Reuters. The group said small-scale, regional protests would take place over the coming weekend ahead of larger scale demonstrations in London, Cardiff and Manchester.

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    • World's largest wealth fund blacklists giants over coal use

      World's largest wealth fund blacklists giants over coal use

      Norway’s $1trn wealth fund is excluding some of the world’s biggest commodities firms from its portfolio, including Glencore and Anglo American, because of their use and production of coal. Underlining the growing role of climate considerations for long-term investors, the fund is also excluding German utility RWE, South African petrochemicals firm Sasol and Dutch company AGL Energy over their use of coal.

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    • Climate neutrality across Europe possible before 2050

      Climate neutrality across Europe possible before 2050

      Europe can reach climate neutrality before 2050 with 100% renewable energy system, a report by SolarPower Europe and LUT University showed on 15 April. The study is the first of its kind to model a fully renewable pathway to achieving climate neutrality for the European energy system, presenting three transition pathways, with varying levels of ambition.

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    • Earth Hour goes ahead amid virus lockdown

      Earth Hour goes ahead amid virus lockdown

      Earth Hour takes place again this Saturday and the lights will be switched off on famous buildings and in millions of homes around the world to boost awareness of climate change. The initiative, started by environmental group the WWF in 2007, asks people, companies and local authorities to turn off lights for one hour from 8:30 pm local time in their town or city.

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    • EU planning carbon border measures 'as soon as possible'

      EU planning carbon border measures 'as soon as possible'

      The European Union will propose carbon border measures as soon as possible to protect its industries from competitors in countries with less stringent climate policies, the bloc’s industry chief said on Thursday. The European Commission, the bloc’s executive, is planning to propose a carbon border mechanism in 2021, but on Thursday fielded a call from Spain to bring forward the proposal to the second half of this year.

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