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The Philippines has announced that it was revising up its target to cut greenhouse gas emissions to a 75% reduction by 2030 under its commitment to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, up from a target of 70% set four years ago.
China and the United States agree that stronger pledges to fight climate change should be introduced before a new round of international talks at the end of the year, the two countries said in a joint statement on Sunday.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has officially lifted a nine-year ban on new mining projects, in a controversial move aimed at boosting state revenue and spurring investment in the country's coronavirus-devastated economy.
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.
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.
In the midst of the heated US presidential race last summer, with hypercharged scrutiny of partisan propaganda on social media, Facebook Inc chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg received a letter from a group of US senators led by Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren that had nothing to do with elections. They were angry about a year-old piece of climate news.
TOKYO (Reuters) - South Korea summoned Japan's ambassador to Seoul on Tuesday to protest the Japanese government's plan to release huge amounts of contaminated water that have built up at the wrecked Fukushima plant after treatment and dilution.
Japan has decided it will start releasing radioactive water accumulated at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea after treatment, infuriating fishermen and local residents and worrying neighbouring countries.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan plans to release into the sea more than a million tonnes of radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear station, it said on Tuesday. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc (Tepco) will begun pumping out water in about two years after treatment in a process that will take decades to complete.