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

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
Oil companies defeat New York City appeal over global warming
World

Oil companies defeat New York City appeal over global warming

  • The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled in favor of BP Plc, Chevron Corp, ConocoPhillips , Exxon Mobil Corp and Royal Dutch Shell Plc , rejecting the city's efforts to sue under state law for trespass and creating a nuisance.
Published 01 Apr, 2021 07:28pm
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
Pakistan 5th most vulnerable country to climate change: Report
Pakistan

Pakistan 5th most vulnerable country to climate change: Report

  • Pakistan has been ranked as the fifth-most vulnerable country to climate change, according to the Global Climate Risk Index.
  • The Global Climate Risk Index, published by Germanwatch, elaborated that Pakistan lost 9,989 lives, suffered economic losses worth $3.8 billion and witnessed 152 extreme weather events from 1999 to 2018, which indicates an increase in climate-related vulnerabilities.
Updated 25 Jan, 2021 07:09pm