US envoy John Kerry is heading to Shanghai to woo China in advance of a climate summit President Joe Biden is hosting next week. After a major diplomatic row at the UN, both sides hope to co-operate over plans to drastically cut emissions. The US wants China to cease building coal-fired power stations and to stop financing coal ventures abroad. China wants the US to give more cash to developing countries to obtain clean technology and adapt to climate change. It also wants Washington to announce deep cuts in emissions.
BBC 14th April 2021 read more »
President Joe Biden is hosting a virtual world leaders summit to address the climate emergency, beginning on Earth Day next week. It’s hoped that the event will spark more ambitious targets to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, which are rapidly heating the planet and bringing more extreme and unpredictable events.
Independent 13th April 2021 read more »