Climate Challenge: Kerry due Friday to have discussions with Bangladesh

Climate Challenge: Kerry due Friday to have discussions with Bangladesh

John Kerry, the United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, is scheduled to arrive here on Friday on a brief visit during which Bangladesh will convey its priority issues on the climate front. Kerry, now in India on a four-day visit, will hand over the US President’s invitation to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in person […]

As US rejoins Paris pact, hopes rise for reopening of climate finance tap

John Kerry speaks at an event in Wilmington, Del, Nov 24, 2020, where he was introduced by then President-elect Joe Biden as his choice to be global envoy for climate change. Serious efforts to address global warming might mean big changes for America’s trade, foreign relations and even defense strategy. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times)

Under climate-change sceptic Donald Trump, the US government did provide finance for things like building solar power systems in Africa and protecting people from storms and floods in Asia, as part of its international development aid. But Trump pulled out of the 2015 Paris Agreement and refused to deliver two-thirds of a $3-billion pledge made […]

Engaging everyone in climate action: the National Climate Weeks in the Netherlands

Our environment is changing, both due to human development as well as because of climate change Awareness that- this cannot go on endlessly is growing. Climate change awareness is increasing. A large number of people know what climate change means, and they also know about international agreements such as the Paris Agreement. High-level meetings enable […]

Carbon neutrality by 2050: The world’s most urgent mission

Carbon neutrality by 2050: The world's most urgent mission

As the world marks the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, a promising movement for carbon neutrality is taking shape.  By next month, countries representing more than 65 per cent of harmful greenhouse gasses and more than 70 per cent of the world economy will have committed to […]