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Group clamours urgent action, funds to make water central to African climate policies

Evelyn Mere

Climate change threatens critical water supplies for Africa’s most vulnerable people. This is the central theme WaterAid regional programmes in Africa want to ensure delegates to Africa Climate Week 2021 incorporate in their demands to world leaders meeting at COP26 in November in Glasgow. Evelyn Mere, WaterAid Nigeria Country Director Africa Climate Week, being hosted virtually by Uganda and UN partners, ...

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Merkel, Xi, Macron talk climate policy during online summit

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, Chinese President, Xi Xinping and French President, Emmanuel Macron, are to meet for online talks on efforts to tackle climate change on Friday, April 16, 2921. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor Meanwhile, U.S. special envoy for climate, John Kerry, is in Shanghai for a meeting with his counterpart, Xie Zhenhua, to prepare an upcoming summit on April ...

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Why climate policy matters for G20 finance ministers’ agenda

Ottmar Edenhofer

In order to stay below the 2 °C guardrail set in the Paris Agreement, climate policy should be integrated with the G20 finance ministers’ agenda. Finance ministers should consider the merits of carbon pricing for sound fiscal policy and thereby stimulate investments in carbon-free infrastructure. “It is rational for G20 finance ministers to embrace climate policy, even if climate change ...

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US will veer off climate policy course, says official

Myron Ebell

The United States will switch course on climate change and pull out of a global pact to cut emissions, said Myron Ebell, who headed U.S. President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team until his inauguration. “(Trump) could do it by executive order tomorrow or he could do it as part of a larger package,” Ebell told a conference ...

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