Whistling Past the Geopolitical Graveyard
2017-05-18 13:25:54

Whistling Past the Geopolitical Graveyard

With Emmanuel Macron’s defeat of the right-wing populist Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election, the EU and the euro have dodged a bullet. But geopolitical risks are continuing to proliferate


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At China's Belt and Road Forum, UN chief Guterres stresses shared development goals
2017-05-16 11:30:04

At China's Belt and Road Forum, UN chief Guterres stresses shared development goals

Speaking at a major international conference in Beijing, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today drew comparisons between China's 'One Belt, One Road' initiative and the Sustainable Development Goals

UN report assesses ‘huge benefits’ and challenges of green energy revolution
2017-05-16 10:10:32

UN report assesses ‘huge benefits’ and challenges of green energy revolution

The latest United Nations report on energy-efficiency technologies shows that low-carbon technologies apparently aid clean air, save water and cut land use, and could reduce 25 billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions and 17 million tonnes

Тrump defends climate policies
2017-05-15 13:40:00

Тrump defends climate policies

President Trump said his administration is committed to protecting the environment as long as it does not harm American workers, as thousands marched across the country to support science in public policy and in part protest his climate agenda

El Salvador becomes first country to ban metals mining nationwide
2017-05-11 10:15:04

El Salvador becomes first country to ban metals mining nationwide

El Salvador, smallest nation, has become the first country in the world to ban metals mining nationwide following a long-running dispute with a Canadian-Australian company over an environmentally questioned gold project

Protection of forests ‘fundamental to security of humanity’s place on this planet,’ UN Forum told
2017-05-05 16:45:16

Protection of forests ‘fundamental to security of humanity’s place on this planet,’ UN Forum told

Kick-starting action on the recently-adopted Global Forest Goals to protect, sustainably manage and increase world’s forest area will be a key focus for delegations gathered in New York for the twelfth session of the UN Forum on Forests

European Union parliament passes move to reform carbon market
2017-05-03 11:45:45

European Union parliament passes move to reform carbon market

The European Parliament voted in favor of reforming the European Union’s carbon market post-2021 in an effort to help the EU reach its climate change goals. Specifically, the Parliament voted in favor of a proposal to reduce the number of “carbon credits”