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US, China Agree to Cooperate on Climate, Beijing’s Actions Are Key

The United States and China, the world’s two biggest carbon emitters, have agreed to cooperate on climate change with seriousness and urgency, according to a joint statement issued on April 17. “This [the cooperation] includes both enhancing their respective actions and cooperating in multilateral processes, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and […]

Secy. of Interior revokes 12 Trump admin. climate policies

U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland looked on during a news conference following a visit to Bears Ears National Monument Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Blanding, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 7:09 AM PT – Saturday, April 17, 2021 Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is chipping away at several of President Trump’s environmental policies to advance […]

China’s vice premier, U.S. climate envoy Kerry discuss climate cooperation: Xinhua

FILE PHOTO: Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng attends the closing session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China May 27, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/Pool April 16, 2021 (Reuters) – Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng and U.S. climate envoy John Kerry met via video link on […]

Google Earth’s timelapse feature puts a spotlight on climate change

FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is displayed outside the company offices in New York, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo April 16, 2021 (Reuters) – Google Earth on Thursday added a timelapse feature to the popular platform, providing a glimpse into how climate change, urbanization and deforestation have altered the planet over the last […]

BOJ’s Kuroda signals room to debate monetary policy role in climate change

FILE PHOTO: Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, January 21, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon April 16, 2021 By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday he hopes to deepen debate with global policymakers on what role monetary policy can play in […]

U.S. trade chief Tai says climate key priority in trade policy

FILE PHOTO: Katherine C. Tai addresses the Senate Finance committee hearings to examine her nomination to be United States Trade Representative, with the rank of ambassador, in Washington, DC February 25, 2021. Bill O’Leary/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo April 15, 2021 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Thursday laid out her vision for […]

Carbon tax could help Asian countries hit climate targets: IMF

FILE PHOTO: A Chinese flag is seen on the top of a car near a coal-fired power plant in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China November 27, 2019. Picture taken November 27, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo April 15, 2021 By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A carbon price that starts low and rises steadily could help Asian […]

Climate change, rich-poor gap, conflict likely to grow: U.S. intelligence report

Food is packaged and distributed at the nonprofit New Life Centers’ food pantry in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Daniel Acker April 8, 2021 By Jonathan Landay and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Disease, the rich-poor gap, climate change and conflicts within and among nations will pose greater challenges in coming decades, with the […]

U.S. backing global fight against climate change, leverage private investment: Yellen

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Treasury Secretary-designate Janet Yellen in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis April 6, 2021 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government under President Joe Biden is working closely with the international community to tackle climate change, increase the scale of climate finance and leverage additional private investment, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen […]

Biden Includes Xi and Putin as Invited Guests to Climate Summit in April

President Joe Biden is including Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin in a list of 40 world leaders invited to a global summit on climate change in April. The virtual event, called the Leaders’ Climate Summit, will be held April 22-23 and live-streamed for public viewing. “President Biden took action his first […]