UN envoy Carney says 'money is here' for net zero aligned projects

FILE PHOTO: Bank of England (BOE) Governor Mark Carney attends a news conference in London, Britain March 11, 2020. Peter Summers/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoGLASGOW (Reuters) – UN climate envoy Mark Carney called on Wednesday for more blended finance facilities to

Africa calls for climate finance tracker after donors fall short

LIBREVILLE (Reuters) – African countries want a new system to track funding from wealthy nations that are failing to meet a $100-billion annual target to help the developing world tackle climate change, Africa’s lead climate negotiator said.FILE PHOTO: A protester

China to kick off UN biodiversity summit, virtually

PARIS (AFP) – China will on Monday (Oct 11) launch a crucial biodiversity summit to build political momentum to halt and even reverse the destruction of nature by man. As the human population climbs toward nine billion by mid-century, animals

UN reports 'unprecedented' malnutrition in Tigray

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) – The UN has warned of “unprecedented” malnutrition among pregnant and lactating women in Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray region in a report published hours after the government sparked outrage by expelling senior UN officials. The latest situation report

World leaders will hold closed-door climate meet at UN

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host a closed-door meeting of world leaders at the sidelines of the General Assembly in New York on Monday (Sept 20) to boost climate

COVID-19: Kim Jong Un berates North Koreas top officials over great crisis in coronavirus response

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un has berated his country’s top officials for creating a “great crisis” through failures in coronavirus prevention, according to state media. The secretive state’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Kim had used a

Kim Jong Un: North Korean leaders emaciated appearance leaves nation heartbroken, says state media report

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s apparent weight loss which has left him “looking emaciated” is said to have broken the nation’s heart “so much”. The tightly controlled state media quoted an unidentified resident of the country’s capital Pyongyang who