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Climate change bigger threat than Covid: Red Cross

Climate change bigger threat than Covid: Red Cross

The world should react with the same urgency to climate change as to the coronavirus crisis, the Red Cross said Tuesday, warning that global warming poses a greater threat than Covid-19.

Qatar’s attractive investment climate showcased by QFZA chairman

Qatar’s attractive investment climate showcased by QFZA chairman

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall welcomed HE Ahmad al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA), for a discussion on Qatar’s innovative Free Zones.

Europe’s climate laggard plans green revolution with oil company

Europe’s climate laggard plans green revolution with oil company

The European Union’s most coal-reliant country has a controversial new strategy for its €400bn ($456bn) green push: bulk up the Polish state oil company and let it lead the transformation.

Indonesian delegation explores Qatar's business climate

Indonesian delegation explores Qatar's business climate

A trade delegation from Indonesia visited several companies in Qatar on Sunday as part of an initiative to explore the country’s investment climate, an official of the Qatar-Indonesia Business Council (QIBC) said.

‘Joker’ star Phoenix takes aim at climate apathy with film about dying Earth

‘Joker’ star Phoenix takes aim at climate apathy with film about dying Earth

Oscar favourite Joaquin Phoenix stars as a medic battling to save a dying planet Earth in a film launched on Thursday, the first in a series of short Hollywood productions aimed at spurring action on climate change.

Nine arrested in Greenpeace protest at BP in London

Nine arrested in Greenpeace protest at BP in London

British police arrested nine Greenpeace campaigners on Wednesday who blockaded BP's London headquarters with solar panels and oil barrels to mark the new boss's first day at the energy giant.

EU executive unveils plan for 1-trillion-euro climate investments

EU executive unveils plan for 1-trillion-euro climate investments

The European Union's executive unveiled plans on Tuesday to leverage up to 1 trillion euros (1.11 trillion dollars) in the next decade to support its ambitious climate goals ...

Climate activists escape punishment over London train protest

Climate activists escape punishment over London train protest

Three Extinction Rebellion climate activists who disrupted commuters by glueing themselves to a train or climbing on its roof in a central London business hub ...

UN climate talks a 'lost opportunity', says Guterres

UN climate talks a 'lost opportunity', says Guterres

A major climate summit wrapped up in Madrid Sunday with a compromise deal that left little to show, prompting UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to lament a ‘lost opportunity’ to act.

Trump says Greta Thunberg should 'chill,' go to movies

Trump says Greta Thunberg should 'chill,' go to movies

US President Donald Trump on Thursday slammed Time magazine's naming of Greta Thunberg as 2019 Person of the Year, saying the Swedish teen climate activist should ‘chill’ and go see a movie.

Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears

Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears

Thousands of protesters rallied in Sydney on Wednesday demanding urgent climate action from Australia's government, as bushfire smoke choking the city caused health problems to spike.

Smoke haze settles over Australian capital as bushfires burn

Smoke haze settles over Australian capital as bushfires burn

Smoke haze from bushfires raging in Australia spread to the capital Sunday, as firefighters raced to contain more than 140 blazes ahead of a heatwave forecast early this week.