Warm winter breaks temperature records in Europe

Ski centre on mountain Jahorina is seen in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Jan 4, 2023. (KIRSTEN DONOVAN / REUTERS) LONDON/BRUSSELS — Record-high winter temperatures swept across parts of Europe over the new year, bringing calls from activists for faster action against climate change while offering short-term respite to governments struggling with high gas prices. Hundreds […]

Climate change exacts heavy toll on Africa

Chinese clean energy expertise seen as helping mitigate damage The China-aided Sakai photovoltaic power plant in Bimbo, near Bangui, Central African Republic, helps to ease Bangui's lack of electricity. (TIANJIN ELECTRIC POWER CONSTRUCTION / HANDOUT VIA XINHUA) Seraphine Mutindi, a villager in Makueni county, southern Kenya, used to rely on farming to support her family […]

Hitachi High-Tech Achieves CDP’s Highest Score of “A List” in Climate Change for the First Time

TOKYO, Dec 13, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Hitachi High-Tech Corporation today was selected for the 2022 “A List” by CDP(1), a non-governmental organization that conducts environmental research and information disclosure globally, out of more than 10,000 companies that were evaluated for their climate change initiatives and transparency in information disclosure. In 2010, […]

NEC named to the CDP “A List” for advanced Climate Change and Water Security initiatives four years in a row

TOKYO, Dec 13, 2022 – (JCN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) has been recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP(1), securing a place on its prestigious “A List” four years in a row for tackling climate change, as well as acting to protect water security. NEC has set […]

Biodiversity link to climate highlighted

Before China-led talks to save species, experts stress related nature of threats Despite efforts to mitigate biodiversity losses, the extinction of species around the globe is accelerating at unprecedented rates, climate experts have warned ahead of the largest global gathering of environmental ministers on biodiversity. "The biggest challenge to biodiversity, of course, is climate change, […]

‘Loss and damage’ fund okayed at COP27

Participants arrive at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre, during the COP27 climate conference in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of the same name, on Nov 17, 2022. (MOHAMMED ABED / AFP) The 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP27, concluded on Sunday with the reaching […]

Countries adopt COP27 deal with ‘loss and damage’ fund

The flags of United Nations member states (L to R) Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Libya, Liberia, Lesotho, Lebanon, Latvia, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Kiribati, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Jordan, Japan, Jamaica, Italy, Israel, Ireland, Iraq, Iran, Indonesia, India, and others fly in alphabetical order during the COP27 climate conference at the Sharm el-Sheikh International Convention Centre, in Egypt's Red Sea […]

Global water crisis sparks calls for more action

A woman fills up water containers at a tap in a camp for internally displaced people in Baidoa, Somalia, on Nov 9. (GUY PETERSON / AFP) Experts, leaders and social groups at the ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP27, have called for action on water adaptation and resilience in the fight against climate […]

EU tells COP27 it will increase climate ambition

EU climate chief Frans Timmermans speaks at the COP27 UN Climate Summit on Nov 15, 2022, in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. (PETER DEJONG / AP) SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt – The European Union plans to update its emissions-cutting target under the Paris climate accord, the EU climate policy chief told the COP27 summit on Tuesday, with […]