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China urges U.S. to fulfill climate duties after Supreme Court ruling

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BEIJING, July 1 (Reuters) – The United States must meet its international obligations on climate change and do more than “shout slogans”, China’s foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Friday following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling limiting Washington’s ability to cut power sector emissions. The Supreme Court voted to......

Young activists dismiss ‘vague’ G7 climate pledges at summit

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A general view of G7 leaders meeting with outreach guests for the working session of the G7 leaders’ summit at the Bavarian resort of Schloss Elmau, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, June 27, 2022. REUTERS/Lukas Barth/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, June 27 (Reuters) – Climate......

EU ministers seek deals on climate laws as economy woes test green pledges

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Ministers meet to seek deals on package of climate laws Moves to weaken some measures as energy shock bites Ministers discuss plans to reduce gas demand EU contingency planning for further Russian gas cuts BRUSSELS, June 27 (Reuters) – Ministers from European Union countries will meet this week to attempt......

On and off screen, Aquaman’s Jason Momoa fights for world’s oceans

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CARCAVELOS, Portugal, June 26 (Reuters) – In superhero blockbuster Aquaman, popular Hollywood actor Jason Momoa plays the role of protector of the deep, but with the world’s oceans under threat in real life, he is also taking the fight off-screen. “Without a healthy ocean life, our planet as we know......

Commonwealth ends summit with call for action on climate change, trade

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KIGALI, June 25 (Reuters) – The newly-expanded Commonwealth made broad commitments on Saturday to address climate change and boost trade, concluding a summit aimed at shoring up the relevance of a group that evolved from the British empire. The club, whose 56 members range from India to the tiny Pacific......

Youths sue European governments over fossil fuel energy pact

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A Stop sign stands in front of the Neurath lignite power plant of German utility RWE, west of Cologne, Germany, January 16, 2020. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 21 (Reuters) – Five young people will on Tuesday file a lawsuit against 12......

Toyota says consumer choice dictates pace of electrification

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TOYOTA, Japan, June 15 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) pushed back against critics who say it has been slow to embrace battery electric vehicles (BEV), arguing it needed to offer a variety of car choices to suit different markets and customers. At its annual general meeting on Wednesday, the......

Energy executives at transition conference still lean on fossil fuels

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NEW YORK, June 14 (Reuters) – Energy company executives at a conference on the global transition insisted on Tuesday that fossil fuels, especially natural gas, are still needed at a time when global markets grapple with tight energy supplies and skyrocketing prices. Oil and gas supplies have becomeconstricted in many......

In hottest city on Earth, mothers bear brunt of climate change

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Jacobabad in Pakistan hits 51 Celsius (124 Fahrenheit) Women especially vulnerable to extreme heat – studies Pregnant women at even higher risk, scientists warn WIDER IMAGE photo essay: JACOBABAD, Pakistan, June 14 (Reuters) – Heavily pregnant Sonari toils under the burning sun in fields dotted with bright yellow melons in......

EU lawmaker committees object to ‘green’ label for gas investments

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View of the cooling tower at the Golfech nuclear plant on the edge of the Garonne river between Agen and Toulouse, France, July 18, 2018. Picture taken July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, June 14 (Reuters) – Two European Parliament committees......

Biden rebuked over guest list at Americas summit he is hosting

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LOS ANGELES, June 9 (Reuters) – Latin American leaders rebuked U.S. President Joe Biden face-to-face on Thursday over his exclusion of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua from an Americas summit he is hosting, underscoring the challenges he faces to reassert leadership in the region. Biden was targeted for criticism by two......

Biden lines up clean energy growth plan at troubled Americas summit

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LOS ANGELES, June 9 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday will lay out a pitch to leaders from the Americas for an environmentally-friendly economic partnership as he gears up for a first formal encounter with his Brazilian counterpart, a noted climate change skeptic. Biden will meet Brazilian President......

Japan calls for strict examinations in nuclear oversight – draft document

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An aerial view shows the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following a strong earthquake, in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, Japan in this photo taken by Kyodo on March 17, 2022. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, June 6 (Reuters) – Japan will......

Fashion industry needs to pick up pace on climate goals, says report

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People stand next to the window of a fashion boutique in a shopping district in Tokyo, Japan, May 30, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, May 31 (Reuters) – The 30 largest listed fashion firms must do more to hit Paris climate......

China vows new financial tools to support drive to carbon neutrality

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A woman walks across a bridge in front of a chimney billowing smoke from a coal-burning power station in central Beijing February 25, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, May 31 (Reuters) – China’s government said it will expand its range of financial......

Palantir, Trafigura aim to track carbon emissions for the oil industry

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The logo of U.S. software company Palantir Technologies is seen in Davos, Switzerland, May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DAVOS, Switzerland, May 24 (Reuters) – Palantir Technologies Inc (PLTR.N) and global commodities trader Trafigura have set......

Swiss Re, UBS among founding buyers in carbon removal scheme

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LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – Insurance firm Swiss Re (SRENH.S) and banking giant UBS (UBSG.S) are among five founding buyers of credits from a scheme set up by a Swiss company to drive down the cost of taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Even with pledges of huge reductions......

Tesla cut from S&P 500 ESG Index, and Elon Musk tweets his fury

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May 18 (Reuters) – An S&P Dow Jones Indices executive told Reuters on Wednesday it has removed electric carmaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) from the widely followed S&P 500 ESG Index (.SPXESUP)because of issues including claims of racial discrimination and crashes linked to its autopilot vehicles, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk......

Four countries pledge tenfold rise in EU offshore wind power capacity

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A fishing boat sails in front of wind turbines through the Thyboron Canal in Jutland, Denmark, March 14, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ESBJERG PORT, Denmark, May 18 (Reuters) – Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark on Wednesday pledged to build at least......

Climate change is hurting insurers, report says

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LONDON, May 17 (Reuters) – Climate change is hurting the insurance industry and only 8% of insurers are preparing adequately for its impact, consultants Capgemini and financial industry body Efma said in a report on Tuesday. Insured losses from natural catastrophes have increased 250% in the last 30 years, with......

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