UK backs plans for in-person COP26 climate meeting

LONDON (AP) Britain hopes to host the U.N. s delayed COP26 climate summit in person in November despite the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the U.K. official leading the preparations said Friday. Alok Sharma, the U.K. s president-designate of COP26, said every possible measure was being explored to see how the talks could be […]

African Dev Bank backs young ‘agripreneurs’ to beat climate change

The African Development Bank plans to deploy billions of dollars to help young people build a new digitally-driven model of agriculture that can feed the continent’s people and boost prosperity even as the planet heats up, its president said. At a global summit this week, the bank and the Global Center on Adaptation announced an […]

India’s opposition shuns Parliament, backs farmers’ demands

India’s opposition shuns Parliament, backs farmers’ demands

Major Indian opposition parties boycotted the opening day of Parliament’s budget session on Friday in solidarity with protesting farmers engaged in a 2-month standoff over new agricultural laws the government refuses to repeal. The protests were marked by violence on Tuesday, India’s Republic Day, when tens of thousands of farmers riding tractors and on foot […]