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AseanPlus News 30 Jun 2019 | 12:00 AM

Abe’s show overshadowed

OSAKA: The Group of 20 summit in Osaka has ended with lofty language from powerful world leaders, but it was eclipsed by US President Donald Trump, who agreed to restart trade talks with China and extended a surprise invitation for North Korea’s leader to meet him today.Despite the focus on Trump, the summit’s host, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, declared the gathering a success.

World 28 Jun 2019 | 4:10 AM

France sets 2050 carbon-neutral target with new law

PARIS (Reuters) - French lawmakers on Thursday voted into law the first article in a climate and energy package that sets goals for France to cut its greenhouse gas emissions and go carbon-neutral by 2050 in line with the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

World 27 Jun 2019 | 5:25 PM

Britain's new net zero emissions target becomes law

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's new target to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 became law on Thursday, making it the first among the major G7 countries to set such a goal.

World 27 Jun 2019 | 3:00 PM

G20 members at odds over climate change for summit meeting - sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - G20 negotiators are wrangling over the wording of a summit communique on combatting climate change, with the United States pushing to downgrade the language against European opposition, according to sources and drafts of the text.

World 26 Jun 2019 | 6:21 PM

France says final G20 communique must mention Paris climate change agreement

PARIS (Reuters) - France said it will not accept a final G20 communique that does not mention the Paris climate change agreement, as President Emmanuel Macron hardened his position on climate change ahead of the G20 meeting.

World 26 Jun 2019 | 4:44 AM

France falls short of its own emission targets - climate council

PARIS (Reuters) - France is falling way short of its self-set climate targets as carbon emissions from transport and buildings are not dropping as planned and the government will have to triple its efforts to get back on track, the country's new climate council said.

World 21 Jun 2019 | 9:09 AM

Ambitious 2050 climate goal relegated to footnote at EU summit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A push by most European Union nations for the world's biggest economic bloc to go carbon-neutral by 2050 was dropped to a footnote at a summit on Thursday after fierce resistance from Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

World 21 Jun 2019 | 4:27 AM

Poland wants money for agreeing to CO2 neutrality in 2050: PM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Poland wants a strong compensation package for its industry in exchange for agreeing to commit the European Union to a more ambitious target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the country's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said.

World 20 Jun 2019 | 6:12 AM

EU leaders haggle over climate, top jobs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's 28 national leaders meet in Brussels on Thursday to haggle over how ambitious their climate goals should be and who should navigate the bloc in coming years.

World 20 Jun 2019 | 5:35 AM

Momentum builds for EU leaders to agree carbon neutral 2050 pledge at summit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A push by Germany, France and other EU nations for the bloc to go carbon neutral by mid-century looks likely to be endorsed by EU leaders on Thursday, despite resistance from eastern European nations worried it could cost jobs.