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Campaigners react as US pledges to double climate finance for vulnerable nations

Joe Biden

President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) that he would double US climate finance for vulnerable nations from the previously promised $5.7 billion a year by 2024, including for adaptation. U.S. President Joe Biden The climate movement welcomes the pledge but reinforces the need for stronger and more ambitious commitments, especially ...

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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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Covid claims over 600,000 lives in the U.S.

Covid Death

More than 600,000 people in the United States are known to have died of Covid-19 as of Wednesday, June 16, 2021, according to data compiled by The New York Times – a once-unthinkable number, 10 times the death toll that President Donald J. Trump once predicted. The milestone comes as the country’s fight against the coronavirus has made big gains but remains unfinished, with ...

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High-level climate consultations build expectations for Glasgow

John Kerry and Xie Zhenhua

Ministerial-level representatives have been gathering virtually and in-person to firm up commitments and shared understandings for how they will collectively respond to the climate crisis.  US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and China Special Envoy for Climate Change Xie Zhenhua held two days of meetings in Shanghai. Photo credit: edition.cnn.com A recent consultation took place from April 15 ...

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US told to show readiness to pay debt owed towards equitable, just climate action

Joe Biden

Ahead of the Leaders’ Climate Summit holding from April 22 to 23, 2021 hosted by President Joe Biden of the United States of America, speakers at a press conference organised by Climate Action Network and the Global Gas and Oil Network have said that the summit’s success hangs on the US delivering its fair share of climate action, on domestic mitigation ...

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U.S. reports over 4,000 daily coronavirus deaths for first time

Donald Trump

The United States (U.S.) reported more than 4,000 Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in one day for the first time on Thursday, January 7, 2021 as health systems struggle to cope with the number of sick and dying patients. President Donald Trump of the US A total of 4,033 people died in connection with the disease within 24 hours, according to the ...

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Paris Agreement at 5: Biden urged to fulfill climate mandate

Joe Biden

On Saturday, December 12, 2020, world governments will convene virtually at the Climate Ambition Summit to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement. The meeting takes place in the lead up to COP26, scheduled for November 2021. Joe Biden, President-elect of the United States Eyes are on national governments, who are expected to present bolder climate plans, including COVID-19 recovery ...

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U.S. to leave Paris climate accord on Nov. 4

Paris Agreement

Another important date looms on the calendar this coming week in addition to a national election billed as the most pivotal in decades. On Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the United States is set to become the only nation to officially withdraw from an international pact aimed at slowing climate change. Jubilation greeted the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December ...

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U.S. coronavirus cases surpass 9m as infections rise

Donald Trump

The United States, which reported its first known coronavirus case in Washington State 282 days ago, surpassed nine million total infections on Thursday, October 29, 2020, including more than half a million in the past week, as Covid-19 spiraled out of control in the lead-up to Election Day. President Donald Trump of the US Across the country, alarming signs suggested the worst ...

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Italy registers more than 30,000 coronavirus deaths, U.S. hits 78,414

President Sergio Mattarella

Italy registered 30,201 deaths due to the novel coronavirus, after an increase of 240, the Civil Protection Agency reported on Friday, May 8, 2020. President Sergio Mattarella of Italy The country has reported a total of 217,185 infections, however, the number of new cases has been falling steadily. Experts, however, suggest the numbers are significantly worse than is officially known, ...

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