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BEIJING (Xinhua): With the arrival of a new decade, one predictable thing about China in the 2020s is that it is shifting into a higher-quality economy that is more open and abounds with new opportunities for global businesses.
TOKYO: Japanese companies overwhelmingly feel Japan should shift away from its dependence on coal for power generation even though a third of firms say this would harm their business, a Reuters poll found, further evidence that the government is out of step with the global fight against climate change.
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters, some wearing surgical masks and respirators, took to the streets of the Serbian capital Belgrade on Friday, demanding the government tackle severe air pollution throughout the European Union candidate country.
BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel has reached a deal in principle with Germany’s coal-producing states for Europe’s largest economy to begin phasing out the dirty fossil fuel.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has reached an agreement with the regions most affected by a plan to phase out the use of brown coal, or lignite, for its power plants by providing about 40 billion euros (34.50 billion pounds) in aid, a document reviewed by Reuters showed.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Three years ago, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, then Treasurer, brandished a lump of coal in parliament as a totem of how the ruling conservative coalition planned to keep the lights on and power prices low.
STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - The EU budget chief said the bloc needs to invest dedicated funds to avert a "climate crash" as Brussels detailed how it planned to pay for a trillion euro push to cut net C02 emissions to zero by 2050 and protect member countries dependent on coal.
(Reuters) - Roger Federer has responded to criticism from teenaged climate change activist Greta Thunberg, saying he is "happy to be reminded" of his responsibilities.
BURRAGATE (Australia): A firefighter was killed by a falling tree while battling the Australian wildfire crisis overnight and the prime minister on Sunday (Jan 12) said his government was adapting and building resilience to the fire danger posed by climate change.
(Reuters) - Climate activist Greta Thunberg has called on German engineering group Siemens AG to review its role in helping to develop a coal mine project in Australia.