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Ukraine Tops Agenda at China’s BRICS Summit

johannesburg —  Ukraine: It was a word barely mentioned but often alluded to as the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — collectively known as BRICS — gave their opening remarks at a virtual summit Thursday hosted by Beijing. In his address, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the group’s purpose was to […]

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Tanzania: Bank Takes Environment Care Top of Agenda

DIAMOND Trust Bank (DTB) has said caring for the environment was part of the bank’s pillars aimed at ensuring that the seas and rivers were protected. This was said by the DTB Marketing Manager, Sylvester Bahati during an event for which Tanzania joined the global community to mark the World Ocean Day last week where […]

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Boris Johnson turns his back on green agenda with rewilding rethink

Boris Johnson has scaled back plans to rewild the country as the government retreats from the green agenda to focus on the cost of living crisis. Ministers last year announced a post-Brexit scheme that would pay farmers up to £800 million a year — a third of the farming budget — to transform agricultural land […]

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[Sustainability Agenda] Investing in environment-friendly approaches in business? Here’s why you’ve hit a goldmine

In 2017, soon after Donald Trump became the President of the United States, he announced that the US would not comply with the Paris Climate Agreement (2015) as it might have a permanent negative impact on its economy. However, soon after, major US-based corporations like Apple, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Unilever and Walmart signed a letter […]

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EU green agenda suffers blow after MEPs reject part of climate bill

The EU’s ambitions for an aggressive cut in carbon emissions have been dealt a blow after the European Parliament voted against key pieces of climate legislation, following a clash between MEPs over how tough to make the proposals. The setback shows how politically complicated it will be to approve legislation aimed at reducing carbon emissions […]

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Boris Johnson’s critics accused of pursuing pro-EU agenda

Boris Johnson’s allies have claimed that some rebel Conservative MPs seeking to oust him from Number 10 want to move Britain back into the orbit of Brussels, as the prime minister’s problems deepened on Friday. Johnson was booed and jeered by sections of a flag-waving crowd as he arrived at St Paul’s Cathedral in London […]

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SHE TALKS PEACE: Women’s Agenda for Environment and Climate Change 

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews / 29 May) — Last March, the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security released a paper on the impact of climate change on women stating: “The fields of climate change and Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) are often viewed as separate from one another. The sooner we acknowledge that they are […]

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Biden’s police reform agenda in limbo two years after George Floyd’s murder

In the East Room of the White House this week, Joe Biden invited Gianna Floyd, the late George Floyd’s 8-year-old daughter, up to the signing desk as he put his pen to a new executive order to revamp policing in America. “You know what she told me when I saw her when she was a […]

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Ukraine dominates Davos agenda

DAVOS, Switzerland — Ukraine dominated the official and unofficial agendas at Davos, and it will likely continue to do so at upcoming global gatherings — G7, G20, UN General Assembly. Yes, but: Some Davos participants, particularly from non-Western countries, worry that the war is not only exacerbating other global challenges, but taking attention away from […]

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Energy & Environment —Democrats set to bypass key date for climate agenda

Democrats are set to miss a key deadline for passing President Biden’s climate and social spending agenda, while politicians talk climate change and more at the World Economic Forum.  This is Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. For The Hill, we’re Rachel Frazin and […]