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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has the moral authority to sway public opinion over global warming and might attend the United Nations' Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Scotland, U.S. President Joe Biden's climate envoy John Kerry said on Saturday.
US Secretary of State says China ‘criminalises religious expression’ as report on religious freedom is released
The annual State Department report on international religious freedom calls out Beijing for suppressing Christians, Uygur Muslims and Tibetan BuddhistsAntony Blinken also announces the placing of sanctions on a Communist Party official for ‘gross violations of human rights’
But analysts see Biden narrowing the scope of restrictions in order to avoid a full decoupling with BeijingBiden’s presidency will pass the 100-day mark on Friday, a symbolic milestone against which administrations are often assessed
MONDAY marked the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, regarded as the worst nuclear accident in history. But some scientists contend that the damage caused by an earthquake and tsunami to Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant 10 years ago was equally severe.
United Nations is the place to create a coalition of political will to tackle carbon emissions and other global challenges, says its envoy to BeijingSiddharth Chatterjee also calls for concrete actions from Washington and Beijing over coming months to tackle the crisis ahead of leaders’ summit
They pledged to work together but China and US disagree on division of climate change responsibility
China is at a different development stage than the US and Europe but remains committed to its climate-related goals, says Beijing’s special envoyXi Jinping says nations must be consistent and ‘credible’ by not changing their climate policies
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States said on Thursday it would boost public climate finance to help poor countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate, doubling funding by 2024 from high average levels hit during the Obama administration.
Chinese observers see only limited scope for the two countries to find common ground as they face off on multiple frontsEmphasis on competition with China during early stages of Joe Biden’s US presidency has maintained the enmity of the Donald Trump years, they argue
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden's energy secretary told a climate summit clean technology is "our generation's moonshot" on Friday, the second and final day of an event that is seeking to rally world ambition to reduce global warming.
Xi Jinping is expected to deliver a speech on ThursdayA Chinese diplomat recently said that the country would be unlikely to increase the ambition of its climate goals, citing its status as a developing country