The Association of United Kingdom Overseas Territories has published a joint statement in support of COP 26 and its commitment to protecting 30% of the world's oceans by 2030. The UK and its OTs are described as the world's fifth-largest marine estate.
By Gwynne Dyer – “The world is on a catastrophic pathway to 2.7 C of heating,” said UN Secretary General António Guterres. “There is a high risk of failure of COP26.” That’s the global climate summit that meets every five years (but was postponed last year because of the pandemic) to plot a course away from climate disaster.
The world food price barometer surged to a new peak reaching its highest level since July 2011, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported.
German health authorities were said Friday to be entertaining the thought of returning to quarantine as a possible response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases.
Argentina's Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner was recovering well Friday after undergoing hysterectomy surgery Thursday, it was reported.
The Pfizer laboratories Friday announced the development of an experimental pill to treat COVID-19, which the pharmaceutical company claims cuts down the risk of hospitalization and death by 89% of people infected with the virus.
Latin America's Development Bank CAF and the World Bank’s Latin America and the Caribbean Region have pledged at COP-26 to join efforts to implement climate action strategies throughout, Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) countries, it was announced Friday.
A leading British website dedicated to environmental issues has denounced Friday that Paraguay's allegiance to Glasgow's climate goals did not match President Mario Abdo's government policies regarding emissions and that the South American country intends to keep allowing deforestation.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández praised Brazil's Supreme Federal Court (STF) for its recent rulings involving opposition politicians, something which his own country had lacked.
Falkland Islands voters yesterday elected a new Legislative Assembly with a clear mandate to put the environment front and center of the coming legislature.