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BUTTERWORTH: The government has ensured that timber and other strategic commodity industries in the country practise only the best sustainable approach so that it will not harm the nation's forest reserves, says Datuk Dr Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro approved a 24% cut to the environment budget for 2021 from last year's level, according to official numbers published on Friday, just one day after he vowed to increase spending to fight deforestation.
(Reuters) -The United States said it aims to halve its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 in a bid to fight climate change. The new target was announced at the start of a two-day international climate summit hosted by President Joe Biden, which is intended to showcase rising global ambition to slash carbon emissions and stop global warming.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dozens of world leaders are joining CEOs, activists and Pope Francis for a two-day virtual summit that started Thursday on reducing climate change hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday announced his most ambitious environmental goals yet, saying the country would reach emissions neutrality by 2050 in response to U.S. President Joe Biden's demands for stronger climate action.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will on Monday call on American diplomats around the world to challenge nations whose actions set back efforts to address climate change, according to prepared remarks.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Over a dozen Democratic senators on Friday urged U.S. President Joe Biden to withhold financial assistance to Brazil unless it demonstrates it is reducing deforestation in the Amazon and cracking down on environmental crimes.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil Vice-President Hamilton Mourao said on Friday that the country needs to cut deforestation by 15% to 20% every year in order to eliminate it by 2030, a new goal the far-right administration has unveiled.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - The European Union's top environment official told Brazil on Wednesday that the South American country's updated climate pledge "sends a bad signal" by only committing to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2060.
SAN VICENTE DEL CAGUAN, Caqueta, Colombia (Reuters) - The dirt tracks winding through southern Colombia's tangled jungle often mark the beginning of the end for besieged patches of rainforest in this part of the Amazon.