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COVID-19 pandemic threatens UN Biodiversity Conference scheduled for China

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

The schedule of the second phase of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) in China is likely to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, at the Closing Plenary of the High-Level Segment of COP15 The Ministry of Ecology ...

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COP26: China, India, others sabotaging Big Climate Pledge

Xi Jinping

The main reason for holding the COP26 conference is to get world leaders to agree to a joint declaration on how they will go about trying to prevent a climate catastrophe. Chinese President, Xi Jinping However, that effort appears to be at serious risk of failure because, according to reports, a group of nations, including China and India, is refusing ...

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COP26: We’ll do more to cut emissions this decade – US, China

China

The United States and China agreed on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 to “enhance ambition” on climate change, issuing a joint statement in which both countries agreed to do more to cut emissions this decade and in which China committed for the first time to address emissions from methane. China’s climate envoy, Xie Zhenhua, in Glasgow on Wednesday. “There is more ...

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China strides toward carbon neutrality – Official

Xi Jinping

China has leveraged policy tools and explored market-oriented mechanisms, including establishing multi-level carbon trading markets and scaling up green financing to achieve carbon neutrality. President Xi Jinping of China Three months ago, the national carbon market, a major institutional innovation in China started online trading, as the world’s largest carbon trading market in terms of the amount of greenhouse gas ...

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Indonesia, China begin feasibility study on $560m coal-to-methanol plant

Coal-to-methanol plant

Indonesia and China have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct a feasibility study of a $560 million coal-to-methanol plant. Coal-to-methanol plant Indonesia’s Industry Minister, Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, said in a statement on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. The MOU was signed on Oct.18, by the Industry Minister and representatives from PT Powerindo Cipta Energy and China National Chemical Engineering ...

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China to commit 1.5bn yuan to initiate Kunming Biodiversity Fund – Xi

Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 said China would take the lead by investing 1.5 billion yuan (about $233 million) to establish the Kunming Biodiversity Fund. President Xi Jinping addressing the leaders’ summit of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity via a video link Xi made the remarks ...

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China gets thumbs-up over pledge to end financing fossil fuels abroad

Xi Jinping

At the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, President Xi Jinping of China announced the country would cease funding of coal-fired power plants abroad. Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo credit: CCTV Beyond the promise not to build new coal fired projects overseas, China has also pledged to step up support for green and low carbon energy in ...

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More rare animals discovered in southwest China

Glossy Ibis rare birds

A total of 142 animal species under second-class state protection or above has been registered in Aba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of southwest China’s Sichuan Province in 2021, local authorities said. The Glossy Ibis was once thought to be extint in China As the ecological barrier of the upper reached the Yangtze River and the Yellow River, the two ...

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Chinese, U.S. climate envoys hold face-to-face talks

John Kerry

The U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, had been invited to visit China as from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, 2021, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said on Tuesday. John Kerry Kerry said that, during the period, China Special Envoy for Climate Change, Xie Zhenhua, would hold talks with him in Tianjin, to exchange views on some ...

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Rail stations, roads submerged in massive China flooding

China flood

Unusually heavy rains and massive flooding have hit China’s Henan province, bursting the banks of rivers, overwhelming the public transport system and upending lives of tens of millions. Deep water in a street in Zhengzhou, Henan province, on Tuesday. Photo credit: AP At least three people have been killed in the provincial capital, Zhengzhou, where more than 20cm (7.8in) of ...

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