Monday, 21 June, 2021

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Category: Climate Change


The importance of climate finance to Africa will take the center stage as the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) are hosting a virtual workshop. It is themed: “Mainstreaming Climate Finance Actions in Read more…


California governor Gavin Newsom has unveiled a $2 billion fund to address wildfires and other emegerncies. Speaking at the McClellan Air Force Base, Newsom said the fund will ensure urgent action to support wildfire suppression, improve forest health and build Read more…


United States President Joe Biden has doubled federal spending on adverse weather to $1 billion. The funds will be used for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program, a portion of which will be targeted to disadvantaged communities. BRIC Read more…


Britain has announced it will spend $236 million to expand green technology and create over 60,000 jobs. The fund willhelp develop technologies in carbon capture, greenhouse gas removal and hydrogen, while also helping find solutions to decarbonise the UK’s polluting Read more…


United States President Joe Biden has issued an executive order on climate-related financial risk. The intention of the executive order is to help the American people better understand how climate change can impact their financial security. Speaking at the White Read more…


The Arctic average surface temperature between 1979 and 2019 was three times higher than the global average during this period . This is much higher than previously reported. This new development is based on a report released by the Arctic Read more…


Oil giant British Petroleum and American firm CEMEX have agreed to work towards net-zero emissions. This is part of CEMEX’s 2050 ambition to deliver net-zero CO2 concrete globally. It will lead to the decarbonization of the cement production process as well Read more…


Two individuals have been questioned by the Los Angeles Police over a bush fire that started in the City over the weekend. The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) said at least 1,000 residents were put under evacuation in the Topanga Read more…


The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) has commended the European Union (EU) for donating €8 million to help prevent desert locust invasion of the Horn of Africa. The European Commission announced the funding – from the European Civil Protection and Read more…


The European Union says the role of science must be reinforced in climate change policy within the continent. The European Environment Agency in a briefing said while almost every European country has established an advisory body on climate change, they may Read more…