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Biden declares South Korean battery maker deal a win for U.S. electric vehicle production

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden during remarks on the American Jobs Plan in the South Court Auditorium at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 7, 2021. Demetrius Freeman | The Washington Post | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Sunday declared......

Greta Thunberg Says She’ll Skip U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow

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Greta Thunberg, the Swedish climate activist, said she would not attend the next international climate talks unless everyone can be vaccinated equally and participate safely. “Inequality and climate injustice is already the heart of the climate crisis,” she said on Twitter on Friday. “If people can’t be vaccinated and travel......

Activist Greta Thunberg to skip U.N. climate conference in Scotland

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Climate activist Greta Thunberg said she will not go to the United Nations climate conference due to be held in Scotland in November over concerns that inequality of access to COVID-19 vaccines will leave many countries unable to attend. FILE PHOTO: Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg......

Japan industry minister denies raising 2030 emissions reduction target to 45%

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FILE PHOTO: Japan’s Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama attends a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, September 16, 2020. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s industry minister said on Friday there was no truth to a media report that the government was aiming for a 2030 greenhouse gas (GHG)......

Biden climate officials make case for infrastructure based on jobs, environment

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Zack Budryk and Rachel Frazin Top Biden administration climate and energy officials made their case for the president’s infrastructure plan on Thursday, arguing that it would both benefit the planet and create jobs.  During a White House press briefing,......

Exclusive: World Bank, IMF eye ways to link debt relief to climate change spending

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are planning to launch a platform to advise poor countries on funding climate and conservation activities, amid a broader push that could link such spending to debt relief, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: International......

How Debt and Climate Change Pose a ‘Systemic Risk to the Global Economy’

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How does a country deal with climate disasters when it’s drowning in debt? Not very well, it turns out. Especially not when a global pandemic clobbers its economy. Take Belize, Fiji and Mozambique. Vastly different countries, they are among dozens of nations at the crossroads of two mounting global crises......

Climate change protesters break windows at Barclays London HQ

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LONDON (Reuters) – Protesters against climate change broke windows at the London headquarters of Barclays in the Canary Wharf business district on Wednesday. The activists from the Extinction Rebellion group carried placards with slogans such as “Better Broken Windows than Broken Promises” and pasted the message “In Case of Climate......

The wage gap that threatens Biden’s climate plan

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Biden himself gets that, said Jason Walsh, executive director of the BlueGreen Alliance, an organization of labor unions and environmental groups jointly working on environmental issues. He said Biden understands the value of the labor movement within the transition to......

How a battery plant dispute in Georgia pits Biden’s climate goals against U.S. trade policy

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here One of the factories slated to help meet that demand is a $2.6 billion plant in Commerce, Ga., being built by South Korean battery maker SK Innovation. If the plant is completed, the firm says, it will employ 2,600 workers......

John Kerry says Biden’s ambitious climate plan is ‘not a counter to China’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here John Kerry, special presidential envoy for climate, speaks during a news conference in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images No single......

China’s actions show its climate pledges are meaningless

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Post Editorial Board “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” Fool me three times, I must be John Kerry. President Joe Biden’s climate czar is banking on negotiations with Beijing to achieve net-zero carbon emissions — though China has spent the last year lying about......

Pope Francis brings spotlight to climate migration: ‘Many are being devoured in conditions that make it impossible to survive’

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Pope Francis is using his pulpit to call attention to climate migration. “When we look, what do we see? Many are being devoured in conditions that make it impossible to survive. Forced to abandon fields and shorelines, homes and villages, people flee in haste carrying just a few souvenirs and......

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