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climate change

Biden’s climate summit zeroes in on technology to help fight global warming

Biden’s climate summit zeroes in on technology to help fight global warming

  • U.S. President Joe Biden’s climate summit will turn to the issue of technology on Friday, featuring remarks from entrepreneurs Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg, after Thursday’s Earth Day kickoff sought to rally world ambition to reduce global warming.
  • The Democratic president, who returned the United States to the pact, announced a new U.S. target on Thursday to reduce its emissions 50%-52% by 2030 compared with 2005 levels. Japan and Canada also raised their targets. read more
Published 23 Apr, 2021 11:56am
BlackRock's Fink wants more sustainability data from private cos
Business & Finance

BlackRock's Fink wants more sustainability data from private cos

  • "If large private companies are not held to the same level of scrutiny as public companies, we will create an unintended incentive to shift carbon-intensive assets to markets with less transparency and, often, less regulation," Fink wrote.
  • Fink's language was more specific than in a January memo in which he said climate disclosures "should be embraced" by large private companies.
Published 07 Apr, 2021 06:49pm
Researchers develop 'roboplants' to detect abnormalities in crops
World

Researchers develop 'roboplants' to detect abnormalities in crops

  • Scientists say the hi-tech system will prove useful as crops face increasing threats from climate change
  • With the use of this technology, farmers will be able to find out when a disease is in progress, even before full-blown symptoms appear on the crops
Updated 06 Apr, 2021 01:34pm
Kerry: US 'hopeful' it can work with China to tackle climate change
World

Kerry: US 'hopeful' it can work with China to tackle climate change

  • Sino-US relations have been strained in recent years by disagreements about trade, China's treatment of its Uighur minority, as well as China's actions in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
  • Kerry said the countries would discuss how to reduce a reliance on coal, as well as how to "raise ambitions" on climate change ahead of November's conference.
Published 03 Apr, 2021 09:26pm
U.S. envoy Kerry heads to India to try and lift 'climate ambition'
World

U.S. envoy Kerry heads to India to try and lift 'climate ambition'

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is facing calls from the United States and Britain to commit India to a net zero emissions target by 2050
  • Kerry will also visit the United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh, which experts say is especially vulnerable to climate change
Published 01 Apr, 2021 01:55pm