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The underbody of an ID.3. electric vehicle being worked on at a Volkswagen facility in Dresden, Germany, on January 29, 2021. Matthias Rietschel | picture alliance | Getty Images The shift to electric vehicles could affect thousands of workers in Germany over the coming years, the Munich-based Ifo Institute said Thursday. The Ifo’s study, which …

Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) said today climate change tax reform needs to be … [+] technology neutral. So did the Ranking Minority Member, Mike Crapo (R-ID). Getty Images Climate change tax reform shouldn’t favor particular technologies, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Senate Finance Committee asserted today. The mantras of no …

U.S. President Joe Biden called on nations to work together on a transition to clean energy on Friday, the second and final day of a climate summit he hosted to rally world ambition to reduce global warming. “Nations that work together to invest in a cleaner economy will reap the rewards for their citizens,” the …

By Helen BriggsScience correspondent, BBC News The US has pledged to cut carbon emissions in half, compared with 2005 levels, by the end of this decade. The new target will be unveiled at a virtual summit of 40 global leaders. The announcement comes after President Joe Biden reversed predecessor Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the …

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is bringing out the billionaires, the CEOs and the union executives Friday to help sell President Joe Biden’s climate-friendly transformation of the U.S. economy at a virtual summit of world leaders. The closing day of the two-day summit on climate change is to feature Bill Gates and Mike Bloomberg, …

Washington, D.C. — Today, on Earth Day, the Women’s Initiative at the Center for American Progress released a new issue brief that unpacks how climate change threatens maternal health and puts particular communities, especially communities of color, at heightened risk of negative health outcomes. The release also coincides with the first day of the Leaders Summit on Climate—a gathering of …

As a climate-responsible developing country, India welcomes partners to create templates of sustainable development in India, says PM These can also help other developing countries, who need affordable access to green finance and clean technologies. That is why, President Biden and I are launching the India-US climate and clean energy Agenda 2030 partnership. Together, we …

Bushfires in Australia in January 2020 destroyed lives, homes and wildlife. A study by the World Weather Attribution consortium said that global warming boosted the risk of the hot, dry weather likely to cause fires by 30%. Teenage climate activists Airly, Ava and Will want more to be done to tackle climate change in Australia, …

LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) – Protesters against climate change broke windows at the London headquarters of Barclays in the Canary Wharf business district on Wednesday. The activists from the Extinction Rebellion group carried placards with slogans such as “Better Broken Windows than Broken Promises” and pasted the message “In Case of Climate Emergency Break Glass” …

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – China has the world’s greenest central bank, followed by Brazil, both beating richer countries thanks to concrete steps such as lower interest rates on loans for pollution-fighting projects, an activist group said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a mask walks past the headquarters of the People’s Bank of China, the …