China overseas coal project funding halt ‘will help the world’: Greenpeace
22 September 2021 | 12:42 pm
China's announcement that it will stop funding coal projects overseas is important says Li Shuo, a climate policy adviser with Greenpeace China, because Beijing is saying "as one of the biggest overseas public financier, we are not going to put more money into coal."
17 Feb 2022
Six months after the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the health system is collapsing. Amid the deteriorating humanitarian situation, a raging measles outbreak has already killed more than 150 people and infected tens of thousands more in January alone. Measles is not the only sanitary threat facing young children in the country.
22 May 2022
Streaming platforms, such as Amazon Prime and Disney+, will now have to contribute money to Swiss cinema. Voters also backed switching to an opt-out system to organ donations.
2 Jun 2022
Poland's spending plans for billions of euros in pandemic recovery funding has been cleared by the EU's executive. But Warsaw must still make changes to ensure judicial independence before any payments can be made.
19 Jun 2022
A desperate lack of funding has forced the World Food Programme to suspend some food aid in South Sudan just as the country needs it most. We speak to the WFP's acting country director, Adeyinka Badejo. Also, survivors of one of the most brutal extremist attacks in Burkina Faso say that government forces left them helpless. At least 79 people were killed in the massacre in Seytenga on Saturday. And there are calls for an extension of MINUSMA's mission in Mali after this week's UN Security Council briefing.
2 Sep 2022
The Nigerian government has proposed to borrow over 11 trillion naira to finance the proposed 2023 budget deficit. What options are available to the government? Theo Emuwa, a Partner at Aelex, joins CNBC Africa for this discussion.
4 Oct 2022
The European Commission has approved Berlin's plans to subsidize BASF efforts to produce green hydrogen in Ludwigshafen. The chemical industry uses hydrogen in bulk, but it's expensive and carbon-intensive at present.
6 Oct 2022
Ahead of the COP 27 climate summit next month, ministers and senior delegates have been meeting for talks in Kinshasa - where the focus has been on the failure by wealthy world to keep their funding promises.
8 Oct 2022
Ministers from across the European Union have drawn up a plan to make the bloc less dependent on Russian fossil fuels.
20 Nov 2022
The EU has announced a new fund designed to help African countries, but developing countries were hoping for the creation of a broader fund to compensate those already affected by climate change at this year's COP.
As Tropical Cyclone Freddy leaves around 100 people dead across Malawi amid a trail of destruction, a charity in Scotland is already doing its bit to try to mitigate the effects of climate change there. Malawi has been highlighted as one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change.
Talking Europe speaks to European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas, whose wide-ranging portfolio covers migration and asylum, security issues, education and what the EU calls "promoting the European Way of Life", among other things. We focus on migration and the EU's efforts to rectify what Schinas calls a historic failure to build a cohesive asylum and migration policy.
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With the increased amount of action that footballers have to deal with and how it affects the collective. Of course, teams in Europe are having a hard time including Manchester United. This is The Nutmeg on GuardianTV.
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The German government has agreed on a package of measures to support a struggling construction and housing industry, according to reports.
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As Sudan plunged into civil war, the ethnic-African Masalit tribe came under weeks of systematic attacks in West Darfur by the paramilitary RSF and its Arab militia allies.
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European governments have a duty to rescue asylum seekers who cross the sea to escape conflict, Pope Francis said in Marseille. He called it "a duty of humanity" to save people in difficulty.
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Starting on Saturday September 23, China is hosting the Asian Games, a major multi-sport event held every four years between the Olympics. The 19th edition, postponed from last year, brings together some 12,000 athletes from across the continent, competing in 40 sports over two weeks in the eastern city of Hangzhou. For the first time, e-sports are featured as an official medal sport event, with seven golds on offer. But a lot of attention is also focused on what's happening outside the tracks and arenas. FRANCE 24's Oliver Farry tell us more about the geopolitical aspect of the event.