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SHANGHAI (AFP): Chinese President Xi Jinping will join a virtual climate summit with France and Germany, Beijing announced Thursday (April 15), as US envoy John Kerry visited Shanghai to drum up support from the world's biggest polluter for America's drive to address environmental challenges.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The Netherlands on Thursday lost its fight against an EU-wide ban on electric pulse fishing after Europe's top court said EU lawmakers have wide discretion in making legislation.
SEOUL (Bloomberg): South Korea, which has invested billions of dollars in overseas coal plants, is debating whether to halt financing further projects amid pressure to accelerate climate efforts ahead of President Joe Biden’s summit next week.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) -Facebook has signed a deal to buy renewable energy in India from a local firm's wind power project, the social media giant's first such deal in the South Asian nation, the companies said on Thursday.
MANILA (Reuters): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted a moratorium on new mineral agreements imposed in 2012, reopening the door to fresh mining investments as he seeks to boost state revenues to fund infrastructure projects and other initiatives.
WASHINGTON (Xinhua): It is a "positive step" for the world that the United States and China are cooperating on sustainable finance under the Group of 20 (G20), International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has said.
KUALA LUMPUR: United Overseas Bank (Malaysia) Bhd (UOB Malaysia) has reiterated its commitment to help the country's transition to cleaner energy by supporting power plants with lower environmental impact and financing natural gas and solar projects in the country.
BEIJING (China Daily/ANN): The global economy would not exist without the ocean. Ocean-based industries contribute US$1.5 trillion annually and hundreds of millions of jobs in fishing, shipping, marine tourism, and renewable energy. These economic services, however, are at risk due to unsustainable marine practices and overexploitation of ocean resources.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors in the Brazilian state of Roraima are investigating reports that illegally-mined gold is being exchanged for COVID-19 vaccines in the Yanomami indigenous reserve, the prosecutors office told Reuters on Wednesday.