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Biden, at climate summit, pledges to halve U.S. emissions by 2030

Joe Biden

U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday, April 22, 2021 pledged to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade compared to 2005 levels. U.S. President Joe Biden at the Leaders’ Climate Summit The promise came at an online summit Biden convened with 40 world leaders aimed at getting major economies to set more ambitious carbon-slashing goals. ...

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Osinbajo tasks U.S. on net-zero emissions, access to COVID-19 vaccine

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged the U.S. to support the call for a just global transition to net-zero emissions and lead the effort to ensure easy access to COVID-19 vaccine by all countries. Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo The vice president also called on U.S. to generally reset its foreign policy agenda with the African continent in ...

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Health experts urge Biden to ‘go big’ on nation’s climate change commitment

Joe Biden

On behalf of the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health – a consortium of 32 national medical societies organised by the Centre for Climate Change Communication of the George Mason University – Mason 4C faculty members Drs. Mona Sarfaty and Ed Maibach released a public letter to President Joe Biden urging him to “go big” as he considers the climate ...

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China, U.S. agree to cooperate on climate change despite spat in Alaska

John Kerry

China and the United States (U.S.) have decided to establish a joint working group on climate change, according to a statement by the Chinese delegation which took part in high-level talks in Anchorage, Alaska. US Special Presidential Climate Change Envoy, John Kerry The delegation said that both countries were committed to enhancing communication and cooperation on the issue, state news ...

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US on verge of exceeding 500,000 Covid-19 deaths

Covid Death

The US is on track to top 500,000 deaths from Covid-19 – the most for any country in the world – on Monday, February 22, 2021. Covid death It comes just over a year after the first infection of the novel coronavirus, first detected in China, was recorded on the US west coast. The grim milestone will be marked by ...

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Paris Agreement is humanity’s pact with descendants – Guterres

António Guterres

UN Secretary-General António Guterres joined U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry at an event marking the United States’ re-entry into the Paris Agreement on Friday, February 19, 2021.  The Secretary-General made these remarks at the event: António Guterres. UN Secretary General Let me begin by thanking the UN Foundation and the United Nations Association of the United ...

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United States officially rejoins Paris Climate Agreement

Joe Biden

The U.S. on Friday, February 19, 2021 officially re-entered the Paris Climate Agreement, nearly one month after U.S. President Joe Biden took office and immediately pledged to re-enter the deal. US President Joe Biden “Now, as momentous as our joining the Agreement was in 2016 and as momentous as our rejoining is today what we do in the coming weeks, ...

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Guterres, Kerry mark U.S. re-entry into Paris Agreement

Paris Agreement

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, will join U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John F. Kerry, at an event marking the United States’ re-entry into the Paris Agreement on Friday, February 19, 2021. Jubilation greeted the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 in Paris, France. Photo credit: unfccc.int The discussion with the Secretary-General and the Special Presidential Envoy will ...

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UK COVID variant now rapidly spreading in US, says study

Coronavirus

A faster-spreading variant of the coronavirus first detected in the United Kingdom is rapidly proliferating in the United States, according to research published on Sunday, February 7, 2021. Coronavirus While the research has yet to be peer-reviewed or published in a medical journal, according to The Washington Post, it lines up with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s warning last ...

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Reactions trail Biden’s target to protect 30% of U.S. lands, oceans by 2030

Joe Biden

U.S. President Joe Biden took the next leap in pursuing his climate agenda Wednesday, January 27, 2021, signing the latest in a spate of environment-focused executive orders. One of the most ambitious goals buried in the order he put forward is to conserve nearly a third of US land and ocean waters by 2030. US President Joe Biden In a reaction, Campaign ...

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