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Officials from the United States and China gathered on Wednesday in Berkeley, California, putting aside national tensions to focus on a shared challenge: climate change. California Governor Gavin Newsom emphasized the importance of open communication and trust-building in tacklin...

Officials from the United States and China gathered on Wednesday in Berkeley, California, putting aside national tensions to focus on a shared challenge: climate change. California Governor Gavin Newsom emphasized the importance of open communication and trust-building in tacklin...

Global climate governance faces major challenges. Both China and the United States are experiencing the pain and challenges brought about by climate change, and the joint efforts of China and the US are necessary to overcome those challenges. Global warming surpassed the 1.5 C ma...

The extraordinary flood raging along the Beijiang River in southern China, which arrived two months before the usual time for floods of similar intensity, provides new evidence that the climate crisis is looming larger, an expert said. On Monday, the Shijiaowen hydrological stati...

Liu Zhenmin, China's special envoy for climate change, has called for intensified global efforts at different levels to address the fragmentation in marine governance amid maritime tensions that threaten the world's economic prosperity and overexploitation that jeopardizes ocean ...

Increasing temperatures and extreme weather events are expected to have a major impact on agriculture worldwide, according to new research from environmental scientists. Researchers at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, or PIK, analyzed historical food prices acro...

March 23 marks the 64th World Meteorological Day, whose theme this year, "at the frontline of climate action", calls for urgent action across societies to strengthen cooperation in mitigating and adapting to climate change and addressing the severe challenges posed by the Earth's...

March 23 this year marks the 64th World Meteorological Day, with the theme of "At the Frontline of Climate Action". It calls for urgent actions and closer cooperation in climate mitigation and adaptation, to rise to the grave challenges posed by a warming planet to human survival...

If our planet were a patient, it would be admitted to intensive care. Its vital signs are alarming. It is running a fever, with each of the last nine months the hottest on record, as we hurtle towards the 1.5 degree threshold. Its lung capacity is compromised, with the destructio...

Climate change is having an uneven impact on the earnings of rural women, impoverished individuals, and the elderly due to their varied abilities to respond to and adjust to severe weather occurrences, a report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO...

A more comprehensive early warning system is needed to respond actively to climate change, said a political adviser at this year's first members' passage interview on Monday. "The sixth assessment synthesis report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, w...

GUANGZHOU -- Human effects on climate have caused a reduction of river flow seasonality, particularly at high northern latitudes, according to a study published on Friday in the journal Science. River flow patterns vary with the seasons and this plays a critical role in floods an...

Delegates at an international conference on the environment have called for accelerated multilateral action to cope with intensifying global environmental crises such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and pollution for sustainable development. "We are living in a time of tu...

Fed by an ongoing heat wave and winds, and sometimes purposely lit, deadly wildfires are burning not just in Chile but across Latin America, highlighting the potentially devastating effects of climate change. In Colombia, more than 320 fires have been burning since the beginning ...

The challenge of climate change marginally involves "classic" environmental policies. While China leads in the transition to clean energy, global goals can only be achieved together, and a just transition is a net-zero cooperation game. The agreement reached at the 28th Conferenc...

Too many rich-world politicians and climate campaigners forget that much of the world remains mired in poverty and hunger. Yet rich countries are increasingly replacing their development aid with climate spending. The World Bank, whose primary goal is to help people out of povert...

Last year was the hottest year in recorded history, the World Meteorological Organization declared at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP28, in Dubai in November, generating heated discussions on climate change across the world. But climate change has been an iss...

In December 2023, the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) concluded in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, with a landmark agreement, named The UAE Consensus, covering a wide range of topics such as the G...

The inaugural meeting of the China-US Climate Action Working Group was held on Friday, according to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. To implement the consensus reached at the China-US summit in San Francisco to collaborate on addressing climate change, the "21st Century C...

Countries around the world need to address the environmental and climate problems caused by rapid industrialization, excessive exploitation of natural resources and increased consumption over the past 200 years by, for instance, establishing mechanisms to reduce carbon dioxide em...

Artificial intelligence has become an indispensable technology widely applied in social life, contributing to the widening gap between nations and making global governance increasingly urgent, said experts. They made the remarks on Dec 10 at a conference with the theme understand...

Expect artificial intelligence to play an inseparable role in combating climate change after the United Nations Climate Change Technology Executive Committee, or TEC, and its collaborators launched a challenge to harness AI-powered solutions for climate action in developing count...

China will strive to bid for more financial support from developed states to nations in the Global South amid the climate crisis. Instead of sharing the support gained, China will aid other developing economies in funds and technology to help them beef up their capability to tack...

While promoting climate adaptation at home, China will continue to support other developing nations to adapt to the climate crisis, said Zhao Yingmin, vice-minister of ecology and environment. Zhao, also head of the Chinese delegation to the COP28 United Nations climate change co...

China's auto industry is expected to play a bigger role in combating climate change thanks to its leading position in electrification, said officials and experts. Low-carbon transport is a crucial measure to tackle the challenge that confronts the world, said Zhao Yingmin, vice-m...

While promoting climate adaptation at home, China will continue to support other developing nations in adapting to the climate crisis, said Zhao Yingmin, vice-minister of ecology and environment. Zhao, also head of the Chinese delegation to the COP28 United Nations climate change...

In recent years, China has accelerated the development of new energy as a way of tackling climate change and other environmental challenges. As a result, the county has been steadily moving toward a clean, low-carbon energy system. Last year, clean energy sources provided 25.9 pe...

As COP28 takes place in the UAE, this page looks at the efforts and the initiatives the UN conferences have championed as well as the global pledge to fight climate change. Although a new Loss and Damage Fund has been operationalized for the most vulnerable poor nations in the fa...

New reports showed that the growth rate in carbon dioxide concentrations was lower than the average of the past decade both for China and globally, with experts attributing the decrease potentially to reduced emissions and more absorption by the ocean. Data from an observatory in...

Tencent, a Chinese technology giant, launched a global version of its TanLIVE, a free online platform for climate tech innovations, on the sidelines of the COP28 United Nations climate change conference on Friday. The company first launched a Chinese version of the platform late ...

The operationalization of the Loss and Damage Fund, which aims to support the world's most vulnerable countries in their efforts to cope with the adverse effects of climate change, marked "big progress" at the ongoing COP28 United Nations climate change convention in Dubai, the U...

As one of the greatest health threats facing humanity, the implementing measures to address climate change remains a compelling, yet unrealized goal and urgent need. Climate change is happening now and its impacts are being felt around the globe. The World Health Organization est...

The recent meeting between the leaders of China and the United States has attracted considerable attention. But that should not detract from the importance of the Sunnylands statement, which showcases both nations' commitment to engage in dialogue and collaboration on climate iss...

In the face of one of the greatest health threats for humanity, the urgent need to implement measures addressing climate change remains a compelling, yet unrealized goal. Climate change is happening now and its impacts are being felt around the globe. The World Health Organizatio...

HONG KONG -- The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government will devote some $30 billion in the next 15 to 20 years to implement climate-change mitigation and adaptation measures, Financial Secretary Paul Chan said Wednesday. Hong Kong is planning to take four major decar...

Pacific Island leaders have stressed the need to grasp their own destiny by setting their own regional agenda, with a focus on climate change and nuclear issues. Leaders and delegates of member nations this month gathered together on the Cook Islands for the 52nd Pacific Islands ...

Architects often spend months or even years perfecting a design to express their ideas more clearly, convey additional information, or outline the right proportions for a building. However, the urgent issue of climate change is placing new demands on their work. For example, in J...

Cooperation between China and California is a concrete manifestation of inclusive multilateralism in the global endeavor to cope with the climate crisis, China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment said. China attaches great importance to the issue of climate change, which is an ...

Cooperation on climate change has historically been one of the most constructive aspects of US-China relations, and there are many ways for both sides to re-envision cooperation amid tensions over other issues, experts said. "We really can't address this issue (climate change) wi...

In about two weeks, the 28th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) is going to be held in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. A joint statement between China and the United States, the two major economies and top greenhouse gas em...

The latest China-United States statement on enhancing climate cooperation has injected strong momentum into global efforts to make progress at the upcoming 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP28, experts said. They sa...

The talks between Xie Zhenhua, China's special envoy for climate change, and his United States counterpart John Kerry have yielded "positive outcomes", according to a media release from China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment. Teams from the two sides concluded the talks in C...

Richard Ngunga, a retired teacher born and raised in a Kenyan village, has fond memories of his childhood. He recalls the tall evergreen trees in the area, large herds of healthy livestock, the nearby Makindu River, farmers irrigating their land during the dry season and abundant...

"It is not just climate change, nor climate crisis. It is simply climate collapse." This is how one of my colleagues at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change described the year 2023. Last September was the hottest month ever and 2023 is firmly set to be the warmest year o...

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The US government should stop using China as an excuse to deny its responsibility for historical emissions, which creates a hostile environment for addressing the global climate crisis, according to climate experts. "We need the US to stop using China as an excuse for our own ina...

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt - The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on Monday launched its Climate Action Plan (CAP), which it refers to as "a milestone" in its ongoing commitment to combatting climate change. Designed to guide the AIIB's climate ambition from 2024 to 2030, ...

UNITED NATIONS -- Gavin Newsom, governor of the US state of California, on Wednesday lashed out at the fossil fuel industry for the climate crisis. "This climate crisis is a fossil fuel crisis. ... It's not complicated. It's the burning of oil. It's the burning of gas. It's the b...

Thousands of protesters from around the world descended on Lower Manhattan this week, to noisily demonstrate against climate change, as world leaders met at the United Nations on Wednesday for a one-day climate ambition summit. The protesters, holding up brightly colored placards...

BRICS has played a leading role in the global multilateral climate process, despite the lack of mutual trust between many countries in jointly coping with the global climate crisis, a senior climate official with the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said. In an interview with ...

Experts called for urgent need for early warning systems as climate change presents growing health challenges. Yuan Jiashuang, deputy director of the National Climate Center, said on Friday at the Second Climate Change and Health Forum co-organized by the center and the Tsinghua ...

A new report from the World Meteorological Organization, or WMO, reveals that climate change is significantly impacting air quality, human health, and the environment by heightening the intensity and frequency of heat waves, and exacerbating wildfires and desert dust. Highlightin...

Countries in Africa are suffering disproportionately from the effects of climate change despite producing only a fraction of the world's greenhouse gases, a newly-published report from the World Meteorological Organization, or WMO, has revealed. The State of the Climate in Africa...

The United Nations Children's Fund is calling for action to guarantee the right of children in Africa to live in a safe and healthy environment. This follows a report published by UNICEF on Friday indicating that children in the continent face extraordinarily high climate change-...

BEIJING - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday called for unity and global cooperation of the international community to seek mutual development and create a better future. Wang, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made...

The European Union used 17 percent less fossil fuel for electricity generation in the first half of 2023 than it did during the same period last year, as it made strides in ditching polluting sources of energy. The drop in consumption across the 27-member bloc meant the EU used l...

SHANGHAI -- Scientists have found that early human ancestors survived a huge crisis that drove them to the brink of extinction about 900,000 years ago. Roughly 98.7 percent of our ancestral population was lost at the beginning of the "bottleneck" incident, with only approximately...

The ominous threat of climate change has spawned much severe pessimism, which has been tempered lately by optimism that the problem can be easily solved. This optimism has bred a kind of massive cheering section that urges us to the task, using various meme phrases such as "envir...

With regard to long-term aid from the West, African countries should continue efforts to move from dependency to achieve genuine self-reliance and create wholesome partnerships with others. Each bag of food aid, each concessional loan or vaccine, and each bale of used clothes may...

As close neighbors, the only choice for China and South Korea is to maintain friendly relations and work together for win-win outcomes, a Chinese envoy said on Aug 31. "Looking back at history, the most important experience in the development of the bilateral relationship between...

The Tsinghua Global Youth Dialogue concluded on Wednesday, with youth representatives launching a joint initiative to encourage worldwide participation in building a more harmonious, inclusive, open, and sustainable world. The dialogue, covering areas that included AI, the digita...

In what is considered a breakthrough in the large-scale industrial application of green hydrogen in China, the country's largest solar green hydrogen facility with an annual capacity to produce 20,000 metric tons of hydrogen a year became operational in the Xinjiang Uygur autonom...

Europe's ski resorts, which draw millions of visitors a year to their glistening white slopes, could become little more than steep, rocky inclines in the coming years, thanks to global warming. Glamorous resorts including Cortina D'Ampezzo in Italy, Zermat in Switzerland, and Va...

A Pacific islands meeting held last week raised the issue of climate change and sees the ocean environment as key to development. The 22nd Melanesian Spearhead Group Leaders Summit was held in the Vanuatu capital Port Vila from Aug 23-24. China and Australia were invited to the s...

When he arrives in Beijing on Wednesday, United Kingdom Foreign Secretary James Cleverly will become the first top diplomat of the UK to visit China since Jeremy Hunt in July 2018. Whatever the result of his talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, the visit sends a message th...

When Alicia Wang traveled to the northern part of Italy, she never expected to encounter a horrible hail. "The northern part of Italy has a Mediterranean climate and it seldom rains in summer, let alone hail," she said. "However, when we arrived there, suddenly, there was strong ...

Global cooperation on tackling climate change requires engagement from governments, industries, and companies, while technology advancements are also crucial, analysts say. Qu Sixiao, senior project manager of the global consultancy Roland Berger, said extreme weather events high...

By Bjorn Lomborg/Jordan B. Peterson The meaningful exchange of truly diverse ideas and perspectives has withered over recent decades. Unorthodox thinking is increasingly trashed or disregarded, even as the chattering class's fear- and force-predicated approaches repeatedly prove ...

While the world's attention was focused on the Maui wildfires in Hawaii, and rightly so given the high death toll (115 with about 1,000 people reported missing) and scale of devastation (economic loss of about $6 billion), the Canadian, Greek and Spanish governments were also str...

By Li Wanxin The extreme weather events across the world are just some of the consequences of climate change. To mitigate climate change, the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris pledged to limit the increase in average global temperature to well below 2...

OTTAWA -- Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault left for Beijing on Saturday to attend a meeting on climate change and biodiversity issues. The annual general meeting of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development...

Two weeks after the deadliest US wildfire in more than a century swept through the Maui community of Lahaina, Hawaii, authorities say hundreds of people remain unaccounted for, a staggering number for officials facing huge challenges to determine how many of those perished and ho...

Relations between China and Latin American countries have improved substantially over the past two decades. In addition to trade and investment, we have seen the deepening of political ties. In recent years, Panama, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and, more recently, ...

In Hongfan village in Xiaogan, Hubei province, solar panels cover the roofs of houses; an electric vehicle charging station is operational at the entrance of the village committee's office; and solar lights dot the roads. In short, green power is making Hongfan a "zero-carbon" vi...

SAO PAULO -- The upcoming BRICS summit should tackle inequality and the role of developed nations in combating climate change, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said. During his weekly program "Conversation with the President," broadcast by state-owned media on Monday...

Last month was the hottest July in 174 years, and the world is likely heading toward an even warmer 2024, scientists indicated on Monday, underlining the urgency to cap greenhouse gas emissions. The average global surface temperature in July was 1.12 C above average, making it th...

The country's first forest biodiversity insurance providing compensation for environmental damage caused by a range of factors from natural disasters to invasive species was introduced in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, in July, the local government said. The pioneering insurance prod...

Chinese makers of air conditioners have witnessed explosive growth of exports to Europe, Southeast Asia and North America so far this year as record-setting heat waves have scorched the northern hemisphere since June against the backdrop of climate change, industry experts said. ...

The wildfire in Maui county of Hawaii had claimed 96 lives till Monday. Maybe the death toll would not have been this high had the warning system there worked. There are around 400 alarms, 80 of them in Maui, but when the fire broke out none of them worked. Reports say two local ...

Countries need to properly manage the mixture of competition and cooperation to tackle the looming climate crisis, and decoupling would prove disastrous for the world, said Erik Solheim, former chief of the United Nations Environment Programme....

This could be achieved through agriculture, education, empowerment of people, infrastructure development, health and being able to communicate among themselves, he said."We need to ... look at other areas that bring these countries together, like having an understanding on climat...

By Adnan Akfirat The fable of the wolf and the lamb comes to mind whenever a bully tries to defend his behavior. Like the ravenous wolf in the fable, the United States has issued legislation after legislation and taken measures after measures to disrupt China's development and ch...

Recent weeks have witnessed a tumultuous interplay of nature's forces in China as Beijing and Dezhou, Shandong, grappled with the impacts of a severe flood and a notable earthquake. These events, occurring in August, have prompted a closer examination of disaster preparedness, re...

By Khalid Taimur Akram China has not only transformed its economy, lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, but also promoted development initiatives aimed at fostering growth and prosperity, and improving the well-being of people in other developing countries. In d...

Despite the initial fault lying with the Philippines, China has been exercising great restraint following the incident at Ren'ai Reef, in which China Coast Guard vessels had to block Philippine ships from transporting construction materials to the warship the Philippines has grou...

Joanna Lewis reviewed the 50-year history of energy cooperation between China and the United States, which can be traced back to the 1980s. She believes that international cooperation is the main way for the world to deal with climate problems; this also has an impact on domestic...

The G20 Environment and Climate Sustainability Ministers' Meeting in Chennai, India, late last month failed to produce a communique. This was because some developed countries tried to mix geopolitical issues with the climate agenda. However, some Western media baselessly attribut...

At least 36 people have died after wildfires, fanned by winds from a faraway hurricane, devastated much of the resort city of Lahaina on Hawaii's Maui island, amid extreme weather conditions experienced across the globe. Multiple neighborhoods were burned to the ground as the wes...

The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council know that relations with the East, unlike those with the West, are interactions among equals and far from the high-handed colonial attitude and imposed views of the Western countries. As Nguyen Minh Triet, this year's periodic chairma...

On Aug 12, 1978, Japan and China signed the Treaty of Peace and Friendship. I would like to sincerely celebrate the 45th anniversary of the treaty. The treaty affirms the principles of mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity, mutual non-aggression, non-interferen...

BELEM, Brazil Eight Amazon countries called on industrialized countries to do more to help preserve the world's largest rainforest as they met at a major summit in Brazil to chart a common course on how to combat climate change. The leaders of the South American countries that a...

The abrupt shift in the weather this year, from a semi-dry first half of the year to the unprecedented, widespread rainfall and flooding due to Typhoon Doksuri in many parts of China, is a stark reminder of the threat climate change poses to humankind. And since the disaster-stri...

BRASILIA - Countries attending the Amazon Summit in Belem, Brazil, on Tuesday adopted a declaration that would lay the foundation for a joint regional agenda on efforts to save the rainforest, including forging an alliance to combat deforestation. The Belem Declaration, signed by...

German discount supermarket Penny has drawn a mixed reaction from critics after temporarily increasing the prices of some of its products to incorporate hidden climate costs. The trial price rise last week was part of a campaign that sought to raise awareness of the environmental...

Senior officials and observers from around the world have been impressed by China's enterprising diplomatic efforts in recent months in engaging wealthy nations as well as the most vulnerable countries in tackling the increasingly challenging global problem of climate change. The...

Severe flooding in the mountainous European nation of Slovenia late last week and on the weekend that caused widespread destruction and claimed at least four lives amounted to "the greatest damages by natural disasters in the history of independent Slovenia", its prime minister s...

The Belt and Road Initiative, which marks its 10th anniversary this year, has become well recognized and acclaimed by the world as an international cooperative platform and global public good. Meanwhile, third-party market cooperation, an innovation of China, contributes to the c...

With interest growing in Gulf countries for sustainable and climate-friendly food such as that based on plant-based diets, experts have warned that carbon footprint logistics and supply chains of such produce need to be carefully assessed and upgraded. They have also said food pr...

In the face of growing threats from climate change, countries around the world are now under mounting pressure to accelerate their energy transition. Collaboration between nations can effectively reduce the costs of the energy transition and exert a positive influence on global c...

Torrential rainfall and subsequent flooding in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region have focused renewed attention on China's determination to strengthen protection against natural disasters. By implementing the sponge city concept and comprehensive upgrades to infrastructure, the na...

A heated discussion on room-temperature superconducting has been storming Chinese social media, as a video duplicating the finding of South Korean physicists, who claimed they created a kind of new material that could change the world, has gathered nearly 10 million views on vide...

In May 2022, American scholar Joseph S. Nye Jr. published an article in International Affairs entitled , in which he cites the "Kindleberger trap" to explain the current Sino-American situation. Charles Kindleberger, an economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, argu...

UNITED NATIONS - A UN official on Thursday called for a reinvigorated multilateral system for peace in order to address the root causes of hunger. A quarter billion people suffered from acute food insecurity last year, the highest number recorded in recent years. Of these people,...

China launched a meteorological satellite on Thursday for weather forecasting, climate change monitoring and research on atmospheric chemistry. A Long March 4C carrier rocket lifted off at 11:47 am at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China and flew about 22 min...

VALLETTA - The heads of state of six Mediterranean countries have issued a joint declaration calling for urgent actions to tackle climate change and its effect on the region, the presidential office of Malta said in a statement on Thursday. "As expected, the climate crisis has ar...

The impending departure of the European Union's Green Deal chief Frans Timmermans will likely slow the pace of the bloc's 2050 climate neutrality ambition, experts say. Timmermans, a former Dutch foreign minister, has served in the commission since 2014 and became the first execu...

China has made the right policy decision to expeditiously increase its economically efficient and eco-friendly hydropower capacity, which will boost the country's long-term efforts to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Simultaneously, China is also using dams to manage ...

China launched a meteorological satellite on Thursday for weather forecasting, climate change monitoring and research on atmospheric chemistry. A Long March 4C carrier rocket lifted off at 11:47 am at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China and flew about 22 min...

The Foreign Ministry blasted on Wednesday reports accusing China of obstructing climate negotiations at a Group of 20 meeting, saying it is regrettable that some countries introduced geopolitical issues, thereby preventing the meeting from adopting a communique. After three days ...

Living in Beijing, among the constant growth and change of the city, you are never too far from construction of some sort. The noise, the dust and the heavy vehicles coming and going seem to be an intrinsic part of city life that is unavoidable. However, with an increasing number...

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been accused of moving toward "a culture war on climate" after announcing plans to issue hundreds of new licenses for oil and gas drilling in the North Sea. Sunak's Downing Street office said the move would "boost British energy independence...

Chinese-made electric vehicles are in a noteworthy position to drive the sector's growth in the Middle East, which could help shape government policy, meet national carbon emission reduction targets, and develop local expertise, experts said. China-made models are faring particul...

Wildfires in Greece. Heat waves across the US Southwest. The highest temperature ever recorded in China 52.2 C in Turpan in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. All these in July marked the planet's hottest month on record. Scientists at the World Meteorological Organization an...

We are witnessing history again. This July might be the hottest single month on Earth on record and possibly in more than 100,000 years. "We are hurtling towards disaster; it is time to wake up and step up", the United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said, calling for immediate gl...

LONDON - Britain will grant hundreds of new North Sea oil and gas licenses in a bid to boost the country's energy independence. The decision has elicited criticism as concerns mount over its impact on the environment. According to the government, the move will increase the countr...

Climate change is hitting Asia and the Pacific hard, with many countries ill-prepared to deal with the crisis. However, financial institutions stand poised to make a difference by promoting sustainable practices and receiving the right support. People in Asia and the Pacific are ...

Climate change is hitting the Asia and the Pacific hard, with many countries ill-prepared to deal with the crisis. However, financial institutions stand poised to make a difference by promoting sustainable practices and receiving the right support. People in the Asia and the Paci...

With climate change high on the agenda, Zhejiang province, an economic powerhouse in East China, is leading the way in tackling the problem. In September 2022, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment approved Zhejiang to build China's first collaborative innovation zone to reduce...

Energy has been the anchor for the cooperation between China and Central Asian countries over the past 30 years. Their interaction in the energy sector is now rapidly diversifying from hydrocarbons to higher value-added renewable energy. China has become the undisputed world lead...

Chemical incidents, including fires, explosions and toxic releases, are occurring far too frequently every year, harming workers and communities in the United States, said the Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters, or CPCD, a coalition of organizations concerned about environme...

DUBAI -- COP28 President-Designate Sultan Al Jaber on Friday called on the Group of 20 nations to take a leadership role in mitigating climate change, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) official news agency WAM reported. Al Jaber, also the UAE's special envoy for climate change, made...

The ongoing scorching summer is pushing up global food prices, once again putting the food security in spotlight. And CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) crops could be part of the needed response, assuming governments allow them to be grown. In the...

China's special envoy for climate change, Xie Zhenhua, held talks with the United States Presidential Special Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, via video on Thursday at the invitation of the US side, according to a media release from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. The duo ...

UNITED NATIONS - Humanity is in the hot seat, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday, underscoring the need to accelerate climate action. Citing the latest data, Guterres told reporters that July 2023 has already seen the hottest three-week period ever recorded, the ...

The fingerprints of climate change are all over the intense heat waves gripping the globe this month, a new study on Tuesday finds. Researchers say the deadly hot spells in areas, including Europe, could not have happened without the continuing buildup of warming gases in the air...

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2023 report shows we are far off track to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG 2), which is about creating a world free of hunger by 2030. The report estimates that in 2022, up to 783 million people or one in nine peop...

Following US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's visits to China, US Special Presidential Climate Envoy John Kerry visited China from July 16 to 19, in an attempt to promote bilateral climate cooperation. Climate change is undoubtedly a core...

Sky News cited a wildfires expert who said poorly managed land and the effects of climate change have created "more flammable landscapes" on Greek islands. During a debate in Parliament, Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis warned islanders and holidaymakers to prepare for...

Thousands of people have been evacuated from the Greek islands of Rhodes and Corfu as wildfires wreak havoc across the country, while a blaze in Sicily, Italy forced the closure of its Palermo airport. Temperatures in Greece have exceeded 40 C this month, with fires burning for n...

Four major deficits the deficits in peace, development, security, and governance have emerged in the world today amid the major changes taking place. The global governance deficit, especially the worsening and retrogression of global issues such as climate change, the ecology a...

Over the past 40 years, over 20 percent of mangroves globally were lost due to both human activities and natural retraction. But climate change has made humanity to re-evaluate its natural resources, and mangroves are now increasingly understood to be far more valuable when stand...

The Global North should make reparations to compensate the Global South for the damage caused by their past and continuing excessive carbon emissions, Jeremy Webb, a former Australian diplomat and a researcher in environmental economics at the Queensland University of Technology ...

China and Europe have generally been on good terms with each other in recent decades. Their close economic interdependence and friendly overall relations have formed a virtuous circle that has made bilateral ties particularly resilient. In spite of all the geopolitical factors di...

BANGKOK - The Asia-Pacific region faces a critical window to fortify its defenses against climate-induced disasters, a UN report warned on Tuesday. According to the latest report released by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the regio...

Editor's note: The Global Development Initiative aims to steer global development toward a new stage of balanced, coordinated and inclusive development. China has been seeking to renew global focus on development issues and explore pathways for practical cooperation in an era whe...

In November this year, government representatives will gather in the United Arab Emirates to discuss ways to make progress with action to halt global warming. This 28th Conference of Parties to the Climate Change Convention (COP 28) will take stock of the progress, and look for w...

Wu Shulin, head of the Publishers Association of China, said at the forum that, in international communications and exchanges within the publishing industry, what matters most is that all countries need to use new ideas and methods to spread knowledge, deliver innovation, and pus...

ATHENS -- Wildfires continued to rage on Greece's Rhodes Island on Sunday, forcing more evacuations as the firefighting front was reinforced by ground and air. As a precautionary measure, a total of 19,000 people were evacuated from the fire-stricken areas, making it the largest ...

The upcoming International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem on July 26 reminds us of the purposes of its designation by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2015: to raise awareness of the importance of mangrove ecosystems and ...

By Saroj Gautam Nepal and China, as neighbors, have for years been engaging in cordial cooperation and enjoying trouble-free friendship. Ever since becoming the world's second-largest economy, China has been supporting Nepal to boost its socioeconomic development with no politica...

China's first Model United Nations Conference with the theme of sustainable development - 2023 Model United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development opened at Shenzhen MSU-BIT University July 17, 2023. Co-sponsored by the Western Returned Scholars Foundation, the Working Com...

Inner Mongolia has a biodiverse eco-system, from wetland to grasslands to desert, the province is probably one of the most diverse within China, something that the local government recognises and supports whole heartily. When I was invited along to "A date with China" tour in Inn...

RAIGAD, India Rescue efforts resumed on Friday after an overnight halt in India's western Maharashtra state, where a landslide triggered by torrential rains killed at least 20 people, with many others feared trapped under debris, officials said. Scores of rescuers and trained tr...

Danny Alexander, vice-president for policy and strategy at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, has urged concerted global efforts to put climate change at the top of the policy agenda at all times. Climate change is already having direct consequences for people all over the...

BEIJING -- The approach of summer coincides with the maturing of seagrass seeds, and it is at this time when Chinese researchers collect seeds underwater, process their reproductive branches and then put them back in the sea along the Jiaodong Peninsula, East China's Shandong pro...

BEIJING - China and the United States have held dialogues on addressing climate change in Beijing, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said Thursday. China's special envoy for climate change Xie Zhenhua and his US counterpart John Kerry met in Beijing, exchanging views on imp...

The United Arab Emirates has launched a summit plan focused on fast-tracking energy transition, climate finance, livelihoods and inclusivity as it prepares to host this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP28, in Dubai in November. COP28 President-Designate Sult...

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told CNN's State of the Union aired on Sunday that the world should "pressure China to take more dramatic action to reduce emissions". It is not known whether Sullivan was prompted by CNN anchor Jake Tapper's question to say so or he cou...

As China actively responds to climate change by following the green and low-carbon development path depicted by President Xi Jinping, curbing coal consumption in a phased manner will serve national interests and guarantee the country's long-term energy security, experts said. The...

The world faces a disaster emergency, yet nowhere is the threat more immediate than in Asia and the Pacific. Ours is a region where climate change-induced disasters are becoming more frequent and intense. Since 1970, 2 million people have lost their lives to disasters. Tragically...

Premier Li Qiang told United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry on Tuesday that China and the US should cooperate more closely to address climate change, saying that enhanced cooperation between the two countries would not only benefit each other, but also t...

The dangers caused by extreme heat conditions currently being experienced across continental Europe have been highlighted in Greece, after 1,200 children had to be evacuated from a summer camp near the capital Athens because of forest fires being made worse by high winds. The fir...

COPENHAGEN - With 60,000 deaths in Europe last year due to extreme heat, a top World Health Organization (WHO) official has stressed the "desperate and urgent need" to tackle the climate crisis. The number of deaths from extreme heat "is set to rise year-on-year," the WHO's Regio...

Vice-President Han Zheng stressed Beijing's readiness to find common ground with Washington on the basis of respecting core concerns and conducting adequate dialogue and exchanges to ensure the implementation of the Paris Agreement and responding to climate change. During a meeti...

Experts have expressed high expectations for climate-themed technological cooperation between China and the United States, saying this will greatly reduce the cost of the world's efforts to cope with the global climate crisis. They made the remarks on Monday at a news conference ...

China stands ready to strengthen communication with the United States to jointly tackle climate change, senior diplomat Wang Yi said in Beijing on Tuesday, urging the US to adopt a China policy that is reasonable, pragmatic and positive. Wang, a member of the Political Bureau of ...

Climate change is a severe challenge of common concern globally. At the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2020, President Xi Jinping announced that China would aim to reach peak emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. On the...

The visit to China by John Kerry, the United States' special presidential envoy for climate, is expected to focus on enhancing engagement on climate and clean energy issues between the two countries, while possibly addressing how they can coordinate for the success of the upcomin...

The top climate envoys of the world's two largest greenhouse gas emitters are holding face-to-face discussions as the world swelters in record-setting heat waves spanning the Northern Hemisphere. This highlights how imperative it is that they find a way for the two countries to w...

ROME - Temperatures reached near all-time highs in Italy and Spain on Sunday with even higher temperatures predicted in the coming days. The latest heatwave -- the third in Europe this summer -- comes as the continent is hosting a record number of tourists, the first record-setti...

US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry is on a three-day visit to China from Sunday during which he will meet with high-level officials, including China's Special Climate Envoy Xie Zhenhua . Kerry's visit to China signals the resumption of Sino-US climate diplomacy ...

The degree of urbanization worldwide reached 57 percent last year, indicating that more people are living in cities and other urban settings than in rural areas. Cities are very important to human activity and economic development, but at the same time they are more vulnerable to...

The Belt and Road Initiative has made significant contributions to global economic recovery through the promotion of infrastructure interconnectivity, analysts said, expressing confidence in the initiative's vigorous development in the future. The analysts, also members of the Ad...

Small island developing states (SIDS) face unique social, economic and environmental problems. The United Nations has identified 57 small island developing states, which are divided into three regions: the Caribbean; the Pacific; and the Atlantic and Indian oceans and the South C...

The trading of carbon emission allowances in China is expected to increasingly affect investment decisions as the carbon price rises steadily, according to the 2022 China Carbon Pricing Survey report. Undertaken in late 2022, the survey received responses from 465 stakeholders, o...

With extreme weather events having occurred in so many parts of the world, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that if humans continue to delay in taking critical steps they were headed for a "catastrophic situation". Developed countries bear legal obligation...

BEIJING -- With many regions in China scorched by their worst heatwaves in decades, Chinese authorities are beefing up efforts to ease the impact of the broiling summer heat. The country experienced four regional heatwaves last month, which arrived earlier and were more widesprea...

The degree of urbanization worldwide reached 57 percent last year, indicating more people are living in cities and other urban settings than in rural areas. Cities are very important to human activity and economic development, but at the same time they are more vulnerable to heat...

The European Parliament on Wednesday voted in favor of the EU Nature Restoration Law that aims to restore the ecosystem and combat climate change, despite strong opposition from its largest political group. The vote was won by a thin margin with 336 MEPs in favor, 300 against and...

A subtropical high-pressure system lingering in eastern China will continue to pester the region, making the next 10 days feel like a sauna with high temperatures and high humidity, the National Meteorological Center said on Wednesday. Heat waves will also remain prevalent and in...

US climate envoy John Kerry's upcoming visit to China is expected to focus on enhancing engagement on climate and clean energy issues between the two countries, while possibly addressing how they can coordinate for the success of the upcoming COP28 meeting, experts have said. Whi...

Addressing climate change is an important issue that all countries are facing together. China and Africa have comprehensively promoted coordination and cooperation under the South-South cooperation mechanism, and established a strategic cooperative partnership to address it, whic...

Due to the combined effects of El Nino and global warming, extreme heat and droughts or drought-like conditions are making life difficult in China and many parts of the world. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the average temperature in June this year was ...

Climate cooperation between China and the United States should feature mutual appreciation and acknowledgment, experts said. Their remarks came ahead of the four-day China visit by John Kerry, US special presidential envoy for climate, which is scheduled to start on Sunday. The M...

Fears about global temperatures touching record highs have become a reality, as the average temperature of the Earth reached 17.01 C on July 3 and 17.18 C on July 4 and 5. The redline of 17 C was crossed thrice on three consecutive days. Worse, the heatwave is hitting more places...

UNITED NATIONS - The world risks big misses across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) unless actions to accelerate implementation are taken, said a UN report released on Monday. Failure to redouble global efforts to achieve the SDGs may fuel greater political instability, u...

The global average temperature reached 17.01 degrees Celsius on July 3, the highest average temperature in the world since records began being maintained, shows data from the US National Centers for Environmental Prediction. A day later, the record was broken as the global averag...

The world has just endured the hottest few days and the hottest June on record, say experts from the World Meteorological Organization, or WMO, and the temperature is expected to rise further because of the developing El Nino weather pattern. Addressing a news conference in Genev...

Floods that have engulfed the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna, killing at least 14 people, are another sign of the accelerating climate crisis, according to researchers. The floods come after years of severe drought in the region, which has compacted the soil, reducing ...

Extreme weather such as droughts, cyclones, wildfires and heat waves are becoming more frequent and intense around the world, as climate change continues to cause a lot of damage. The damage is huge. People are losing their homes, livelihoods and their lives. Last month was the h...

El Nino conditions have developed in the tropical Pacific for the first time in seven years, setting the stage for a likely surge in global temperatures and disruptive weather and climate patterns. A new update from the World Meteorological Organization last week forecasts that t...

The latest findings from the Zhurong rover have shed light on both the geological and the climate changes that Mars underwent about 400,000 years ago, offering new insight into the study of climate evolution on the red planet, according to a study published on Thursday in the jou...

In yet another sign that both sides are making efforts to halt the downward spiral in China-US relations, John Kerry, US President Joe Biden's special envoy for climate change, is reportedly scheduled to visit China next week to restart global warming negotiations between the wor...

In South Asia's Pakistan, the eastern city of Lahore recently witnessed a 30-year record-breaking rainfall of 291 millimeters, causing widespread flooding. The heavy rain is a painful reminder of the country's vulnerability to extreme weather events, which are becoming more frequ...

LEADING ROLE In recent years, China has been leading in addressing climate change, protecting biodiversity and promoting a green transformation. The green technologies developed in China have benefited other parts of the world. In his written statement for the World Leaders Summi...

GUIYANG -- As rare heatwaves grill China, an ongoing global forum themed on ecological civilization in southwest China's Guizhou Province became all the more relevant as parts of its discussions are dedicated to climate change. Eco Forum Global Guiyang 2023, China's only national...

Eco Forum Global Guiyang, China's only national-level global forum focusing on ecological civilization, has become a showcase of the country's sweeping ecological conservation efforts and an important vehicle for global exchanges in the area, said Governor of Guizhou Li Bingjun. ...

PARIS The world saw its hottest June on record last month, the European Union's climate monitoring service said on Thursday, as climate change and the El Nino weather pattern looked likely to drive another scorching northern summer. The EU monitor Copernicus Climate Change Servi...

The global warming has been the major force behind the extreme hot weather in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region recently, although some other factors also added fuel, according to an expert on atmospheric physics. The majority of this region has suffered many hot days of temperatu...

European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans said he had a "very positive "visit to China in the last couple of days to discuss with Chinese officials on working together in tackling the global climate crisis. Timmermans was in China to attend the fourth China-EU...

OTTAWA, July 6 (Xinhua) -- Natural Resources Canada said Thursday the country's record-breaking wildfire season will continue to be challenging. The 2023 wildfire season has already been Canada's most severe on record and current projections indicate that this may continue to be ...

Interactive TV program seeks to popularize marine sciences and understanding of the ocean among the general public, Li Yingxue reports. Liang Xixiang, captain of the research vessel Kexue, welcomes a group of children aboard the ship as part of an educational tour. They explore v...

The Earth soared to the unofficial hottest temperature in human record-keeping on July 3, became even hotter the next day, and Wednesday could be the third straight day that the planet notches a record high, scientists said. On Tuesday, the globe's average temperature reached 17....

With vast areas of China sweltering recently under heat waves, manufacturers are exploring new products that not only shield people from the fierce sun, but are also eye-catching fashion accessories. According to a report by China Central Television, an updated version of the "fa...

People in northern China will remember the ongoing summer of 2023 for the extremely hot weather in and around Beijing and Tianjin, Hebei, Henan, Anhui and Shandong provinces, and the Inner Mongolia autonomous region and Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. For the first time in hist...

XINING -- Researchers have found typical paleokarst landforms in the Sanjiangyuan area in Northwest China's Qinghai province, which further challenges the hypothesis that the area was once covered by a large ice sheet during the Quaternary period. Four ancient karst landforms, in...

COPENHAGEN -- The "triple threat" of climate change, pollution and loss of biodiversity to health must urgently be addressed, said World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Dr. Hans Kluge on Wednesday. At the 7th Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health...

Leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization countries sought to forge closer ties and boost cooperation for a fair and just world order conducive to long-term peace, common security and prosperity. The New Delhi Declaration of the Council of Heads of State of the SCO, issued...

As is well-known, Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed building the Silk Road Economic Belt in Kazakhstan in September 2013 and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road in Indonesia the following month. In March 2015 the Vision and Actions on Jointly Building Silk Road Economic Belt ...

Evolution is defined as a process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form. Driven by natural selection, those organisms that are different from the norm and are able to survive an environmental change become the new normal. The evolutio...

The first high-level conference of the Forum on Global Action for Shared Development will be held in Beijing on Monday in a bid to transform the Global Development Initiative from being a Chinese proposal to an international consensus, and from a unilateral initiative to multilat...

Editor's Note: The following are excerpts of an address New Development Bank President Dilma Vana Rousseff, former president of Brazil, made at the 11th World Peace Forum in Beijing on Sunday, as translated from the Chinese reports about it: The current global macroeconomic situa...

Manufacturing equipment that promotes the use of clean energy, or the clean energy industry, such as electric vehicles, solar photovoltaic and wind turbine manufacturing, has become a top priority in the policies of the world's major economies to advance economic transformation a...

Guizhou province, home to a sprawling cloud computing industry, is poised to showcase its progress in advancing cleaner development via the Eco Forum Global Guiyang 2023, which will open on Saturday in the provincial capital Guiyang, an official said. The two-day event will featu...

The European Commission presented the Green Deal Industrial Plan on Feb 1, a sign that the European Union, a global leader in climate action and energy transition, is stepping up efforts to seek more competitive advantages amid rising global turbulence and the industrial transfor...

The country's average number of days with high temperatures in the first half of this year outpaced the same period in all other years since 1961, with 100 national meteorological stations registering temperatures of record highs, according to the National Climate Center. The hea...

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit, to be held virtually on Tuesday, is expected to further strengthen cooperation and ensure regional stability in the region, analysts say. Leaders of China, Russia and Pakistan will attend the summit with the other SCO member states. I...

It is estimated that so far over 150 countries have joined the Belt and Road Initiative. Together with China, they are inhabited by about 75 percent of the world's population and account for more than half of the world's GDP. While certain countries are considering participating ...

As companies in Asia pick up pace to catch up with global peers, China appears to be on the fast track when it comes to ESG advancement. Environmental, Social and Governance issues have been increasingly gaining traction among Chinese investors, corporates and policymakers as the...

PARIS - President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday informed Berlin he was postponing a state visit to deal with the urban rioting that has rocked France for the last four nights, as the 17-year-old whose killing by police sparked the protests was laid to rest. Police arrested 1,311 pe...

The 4th Huangshan Dialogue on UNESCO-designated Sites and Sustainable Development kicked off in Huangshan, Anhui province on Thursday. With the theme "Digital Technologies Enabling Sustainable Development of UNESCO-designated Sites", the dialogue this year brought together more t...

China will strive to relaunch the China Certified Emission Reduction program, a voluntary mechanism in which participants can earn carbon credits to trade, as soon as possible this year. The basic infrastructure required to launch the program has been largely completed, said Liu ...

Domestically developed weather satellites and technology have played a pivotal role in China's real-time monitoring of the melting of the Greenland ice sheet, according to scientists with Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. Marking a step forward for the nati...

According to climate advisory body the Climate Change Committee, Britain is not doing enough to meet its plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2050....

HOUSTON -- At least 17 people have died from heat-related illnesses as a heat wave continues baking Texas while spreading into other parts of the southern United States. In Webb County, southern Texas, medical examiner Dr. Corinne Stern said on Wednesday that 11 residents over th...

Jiao Nianzhi, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, led a research team that collaborated with global scientists on the Ocean Negative Carbon Emissions (ONCE) initiative. Their goal was to find scientific theories and solutions to increase ocean carbon sinks, address...

LOS ANGELES - The extreme heat wave that has baked much of southern United States continues to spread to other regions of the country this week, with over 55 million people now under heat alerts. The heat wave has scorched Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, among other southern parts o...

Human exploitation of the Earth's natural resources is often underestimated. Yet as The World Counts puts it, "If the Earth's history is compared to a calendar year, modern human life has existed for 37 minutes, and we have used one-third of Earth's natural resources in the last ...

Spain has been so ravaged by extreme heat recently that the government is planning to set up a ministry tasked with solving hot-weather problems. The Observatory for Health and Climate Change would study the impacts of hot weather on people's health and upon the nation and its pr...

The onset of El Nino may cause more extreme weather events and record high global temperatures in 2023 and 2024. While this will have major humanitarian and ecological implications, we think fears that El Nino will increase the risk of global stagflation significantly are wide of...

Chinese people are leading increasingly greener lifestyles, but the country still needs to ramp up efforts to promote green consumption, a survey released on Monday has found. Compiled by the Policy Research Center for Environment and Economy, the annual report on people's enviro...

NAIROBI - Chinese and African scientists on Monday renewed the call for upscaling farming systems that are in harmony with nature and resilient to climatic shocks in order to overcome hunger and malnutrition. Speaking at a forum in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, the scientists ac...

Urgent efforts are needed to mitigate global warming as any extreme warming scenario could lead to significant costs for listed companies and investors, especially when it comes to the utilities and energy sectors, said experts from global index and analytics company MSCI. "We ne...

Next-generation security architecture for peace in Asia calls for bold and creative thinking Editor's note: The world has undergone many changes and shocks in recent years. Enhanced dialogue between scholars from China and overseas is needed to build mutual understanding on many ...

Developed Western economies should respect the actual needs of developing countries to achieve net-zero emissions in phases while being consistent with their own actions, said officials and experts during a forum in Indonesia. Efforts to achieve net-zero emissions should not hind...

Diplomats, officials and scholars from around the world said the tangible, accessible benefits that their countries have enjoyed are a great testimony to China's capability to deliver on the Global Development Initiative. They made the comments as Saturday marked the anniversary ...

BEIJING - From Tuesday to Friday, heatwaves are forecast to scorch northern China, areas between the Yellow River and the Huaihe River, as well as the Fenhe-Weihe Plain, said China's national observatory. Areas including the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, Shandong, Henan, and Inne...

Visiting Chinese Premier Li Qiang, who wrapped up back-to-back visits to Germany and France on Friday, was reassured by his hosts that the two major powers of the European Union both oppose "decoupling" with China. The reaffirming by Paris and Berlin that they do not seek to seve...

Visiting Chinese Premier Li Qiang, who wrapped up back-to-back visits to Germany and France on Friday, was reassured by his hosts that the two major powers of the European Union both oppose "decoupling" with China. The reaffirming by Paris and Berlin that they do not seek to seve...

For tourists who want to engage in marine life protection, especially the conservation of the majestic turtles of the Andaman Sea, the Thai Muang Turtle Sanctuary is a great option for an enriching and informative experience. Travelers can visit this sanctuary which is open on a ...

On Thursday, Li also met with President of the European Council Charles Michel in Paris. During the meeting, Li stressed that China's development brings opportunities rather than risks to the world, brings stability rather than shocks to global industrial and supply chains. He ur...

Increasing the proportion of climate change elements in schools, on the other hand, could ensure that young people from low-income backgrounds, who may not be able to have ready access to higher education, would get a better grasp of the problem and obtain the information they ne...

A global financial summit aiming to address common challenges including climate change, fighting inequality and protecting biodiversity to achieve sustainable development is about to take place on Thursday in Paris. The two-day Summit for a New Global Financial Pact will gather n...

China and Germany have agreed to enhance cooperation in a wide range of fields, including climate change response, innovation, advanced manufacturing and vocational education, as they vowed to maintain a higher-level partnership to jointly ensure the stability of global industria...

BERLIN -- Visiting Chinese Premier Li Qiang on Tuesday said China and Germany should work more closely, make more contributions to world peace and development, play the role of stabilizer in the midst of changes, and speed up the building of a community with a shared future for m...

Energy ministers from the European Union's 27 member states failed to agree on the bloc's electricity market reform during their meeting in Luxembourg on Monday due to disagreements over subsidies for backup coal power generation and the lifetime extension of existing nuclear pow...

Addressing poverty and food insecurity, mitigating the effects of climate change, and reducing technology and digital gaps require urgent attention, Zimbabwean Ambassador to China Martin Chedondo said. These problems can never be solved by individual countries, thus the proposal ...

The European Union will begin applying its Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism on Oct 1. The CBAM will usher in a new chapter wherein carbon emissions reductions directly affect global industries and businesses. The carbon border tax will have far-reaching significance on promotin...

BERLIN -- China and Germany has agreed to set a dialogue and cooperation mechanism on climate change and green transition. The agreement was made during the seventh China-Germany inter-governmental consultation on Tuesday co-chaired by visiting Chinese Premier Li Qiang and German...

Many places in the southern United States have been hit by a series of extreme weather such as high temperatures, tornadoes and storms, causing several deaths and dozens of injuries. Some places in Texas felt temperatures as high as 115 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit....

The Global Development Initiative, with its significant progress and early outcomes, has become a catalyst for international development cooperation and presents an "excellent, inclusive and transparent" platform to share best practices, said senior diplomats from China and other...

BERLIN - Germany rejects all forms of decoupling and "de-risking" is not "de-sinicization," said German Chancellor Olaf Scholz here on Tuesday. The German side welcomes China's development and prosperity, which is conducive to world peace and stability, he said during a meeting w...

One of India's most brutal heat waves has claimed at least 166 lives over the past several days and climate scientists have warned that the suffering might continue upon the delay of monsoon rains. Nearly 170 people have died in two of India's most populous states in recent days ...

BEIJING -- China's development is an opportunity rather than a challenge or a threat to Germany, and the two countries should cooperate rather than confront each other, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang said on Monday. Qin made the remarks during a phone conve...

Voters in Switzerland got to choose on Sunday whether the wealthy European nation should do more to combat global warming. A referendum triggered by scientists and environmentalists gave them the option of leaving things as they are, or of introducing ambitious new measures to sl...

China will play an indispensable role in Tesla accelerating the world's transition to sustainable energy, Grace Tao, vice-president of Tesla, said in an interview on Wednesday. The vision, Tao said, goes beyond a mere slogan it resonates within the minds of every Tesla employee....

CAIRO -- China donated a batch of energy-saving public facilities to Egypt on Sunday to help promote the green transformation and climate adaptation of the North African country. The donation, including solar LED street lights, LED bulbs, solar home systems, and energy-efficient ...

BERLIN - Chinese Premier Li Qiang met with German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the presidential palace here on Monday. Li conveyed warm greetings from Chinese President Xi Jinping to President Steinmeier. As last year marked the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Ch...

In terms of economic growth, since the commodity prices collapsed globally around 2015, the growth momentum in Africa has begun to decline, and political, economic and development challenges have been accumulating. The shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ukraine crisis and the s...

URUMQI/NAIROBI -- Nestled in a shelterbelt bordering the Taklimakan Desert in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, a few mulberry trees had just yielded their fruits. Finding solace in the sprawling greenery, Zinabu Bora, an Ethiopian ecology scholar, took a moment...

A trip to Qinghai province is an opportunity to see the vision set out by President Xi Jinping to develop the province into a powerhouse for China's green development being translated into reality, and to witness the nation's commitments in green transformation. Such were the obs...

TIANJIN After investigating the carbon footprint of raw materials, production processes and energy consumption, and optimizing them in a targeted manner, Tupo Lubricant Co Ltd successfully reduced carbon emissions of its products before it neutralized these emissions through the...

BEIJING -- President Xi Jinping met with Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in Beijing on Friday. Xi applauded Gates and the Gates Foundation for their long-term work to promote poverty reduction, health, development and philanthropy around the world. "A...

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for accelerating action to address climate change, as he voiced concerns over the world's off-tracking and backtracking in reaching climate goals. "I am very worried about where the world stands on climate....

Human civilization stands at a crossroads between peace and perishment. It is a great irony that human civilization has not only enabled us to achieve unprecedented levels of prosperity, but also brought about the seemingly irreversible sustainability crisis we now face. Humanity...

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates tweeted on Wednesday that he had landed in Beijing for the first time since 2019, and that he is excited to visit with partners who have been working on global health and development challenges with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for more than...

Public transport must be prioritized in the development of big cities across Africa for the convenience of city dwellers and the reduction of emissions to tackle climate change, said officials from the United Nations and African countries. Many of the UN's Sustainable Development...

Environmental experts in Southeast Asia have expressed caution over Japan's plans to release nuclear-contaminated wastewater into the Pacific Ocean, noting the possible harm on human health, fisheries and livelihoods of people living in the Asia-Pacific. On Monday, the Tokyo Elec...

Officials and experts from around the world came together in Qingdao, Shandong province, on Friday to address climate change and promote low-carbon development. At the 2023 Qingdao Forum on International Standardization, Sergio Mujica, secretary-general of the International Stand...

China's steel industry, which has significant potential for decarbonization due to its large scale, presents massive opportunities for multinational corporations in mining, and the process will also further accelerate the global green transition, said industry experts. In industr...

A Chinese envoy to the United Nations on Tuesday urged the international community to further support developing countries fostering advancements in global climate governance. China supports the international community in strengthening policy coordination and increasing support f...

Historically, the majority of the people in the world have lived in places where mean annual temperatures have been between 13 and 25 degrees Celsius. Outside this range, living conditions are either too hot or too cold. Such places also have lower agricultural yield, higher ener...

Amid rising temperatures threatening living conditions and food security in the Gulf and the broader Middle East, collaborative projects aiming to beat the heat with a focus on enhancing the production of drought-resilient crops have taken root in Saudi Arabia. Environmentally fr...

Editor's note: As Asia's seasonal temperature records continued to tumble through last month and are expected to last well into this month, this page takes a close look at the impact of global warming and how collaborative projects manage to beat the heat across the continent. Co...

Editor's note: As Asia's seasonal temperature records continued to tumble through last month and are expected to last well into this month, this page takes a close look at the impact of global warming and how collaborative projects manage to beat the heat across the continent. Co...

Like their peers in many other parts of North China, generations of farmers in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region once used a simple method to dispose of straw stalks they simply set them on fire on the farmland. However, since the turn of the new millennium, when the central ...

Since the start of 2023, many "de-dollarization" events have taken place. Russia and Iran jointly announced the launch of cryptocurrencies for international trade. Saudi Arabia gave approval for selling oil in currencies other than the US dollar. Argentina and Brazil planned to e...

The IPEF is not a regional trade pact but a tool of the US aimed at excluding China from the global supply chains Stable global supply chains rest on free and open access at all levels of the trade relationship. Physical barriers are the most obvious impediments, but tariffs, inc...

Statistics show that all four first-tier cities in China Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen have experienced negative growth in permanent residents last year. This is the first time Shenzhen has seen its population contract. The number of migrant workers in Guangdong pro...

With her idea of "de-risking" now becoming the official trademark of the West's China policy, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is now pushing for that to be translated into a tougher European policy on China. As her leadership prepares the European Union member ...

The Shanghai International Carbon Neutrality Expo 2023 began on Sunday at the city's National Exhibition and Convention Center. "The international carbon neutrality expo is devoted to creating a platform of collaboration and communication on green and low carbon innovation, and a...

For Chinese curator Wang Naiyi, the word care carries a lot of meanings, takes multiple forms, and could be interpreted through different dimensions. That is the underlying theme of the Care Pavilion that she curated for this year's London Design Biennale, which opened on June 1 ...

The Qingdao Forum on International Standardization, launched in 2017 and held biennially, was themed "standardization on green, low-carbon, and high-quality development" this year. Representatives from governments and organizations such as the State Administration for Market Regu...

Officials and experts from around the world came together in Qingdao, Shandong province, on Friday, to address climate change and promote low-carbon development through international standardization. At the 2023 Qingdao Forum on International Standardization, Sergio Mujica, secre...

For Chinese curator Wang Naiyi, the word care carries a lot of meanings, takes multiple forms, and could be interpreted through different dimensions. That is the underlying theme of the Care Pavilion that she curated for this year's London Design Biennale, which opened on June 1 ...

Smoke from Canadian wildfires shrouded cities in the United States in a noxious haze again on Thursday, delaying flights and disrupting outdoor events in what US President Joe Biden called a "stark reminder" of climate change. Thick skies and an acrid campfire smell hung over the...

Menstruation is too often treated as a taboo topic and this stigma is pronounced in emergencies, where the challenges of managing menstruation are amplified. Asia and the Pacific is especially vulnerable to climate change, with droughts, floods and extreme storms that will contin...

As smoke and haze from Canada's wildfires swept over the Northeast for a third day Thursday, and spread to the Midwest and the South, there was little that the millions of people engulfed by it could do but ask when it will end. Not very soon, said forecasters. The air pollution ...

BEIJING -- Chinese scientists have made a new breakthrough in the graph-based genome research of foxtail millet, which will facilitate rapid breeding of the crop and help ensure world food security. The new study, conducted by an international team led by scientists from the Inst...

Nuku says that this perspective is especially important today, as the world is faced with problems such as the climate crisis that requires everyone to come together to tackle. Nuku then spoke about her favorite object in the exhibition a canoe prow from the Solomon Islands made...

LANZHOU -- Chinese researchers recently proposed a new solution for evaluating desert carbon sequestration, shedding light on the global carbon cycle, according to Lanzhou University. The study helps assess the contributions made by deserts to the global carbon cycle, said Huang ...

On May 27, 2023, 27 Republicans in the US Senate, led by Shelley Moore Capito, called on the Biden administration to abandon its plan to cut vehicle emissions across the board and significantly increase electric vehicle sales by 2032. Earlier, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the Energy a...

In response to the urgent threat posed by climate change, planners and service authorities from across the globe have been urged to adapt their approach to wastewater and fecal sludge management. In a report published by UN-Habitat on Tuesday, researchers found nearly half of the...

Net-zero carbon emission is achievable in the development of rural areas, according to research released at the second session of the United Nations Habitat Assembly in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Tuesday. The research, conducted in island villages in East China, could offer us...

BEIJING - The United States would become the biggest debtor responsible for excessive levels of CO2 emissions by 2050, said a recent study. Global North countries hold "overwhelming responsibility" for climate breakdown, and could be liable to pay 170 trillion US dollars in compe...

The impacts of climate change are becoming increasingly severe and widespread, with heat waves and droughts occurring more frequently. And many parts of China are also hit by the latest wave of heat this week. Last summer, the Yangtze River region experienced the most severe drou...

A dwarf sperm whale was found stranded on a beach in Sanya, Hainan, in February this year. It was immediately transferred to Haichang Conservation Center for rescue. Wang Miao was part of the team. She was helping hold the whale up straight so it could get an IV with its blowhole...

The world is not on track to meet the United Nations' sustainable development goals for energy by the target year of 2030, new research from the International Energy Agency, International Renewable Energy Agency, United Nations Statistics Division, World Bank, and World Health Or...

China is willing to improve cooperation with African countries to achieve sustainable development for cities in the continent, said China's minister of housing and urban-rural development. China has rich experience in promoting the sustainable development of cities over the past ...

As Asia experiences fast economic growth, cities in the region need to address environmental problems caused by transportation. The past two decades has seen Asia rapidly growing into one of the most economically vibrant regions in the world. However, with economic prosperity com...

The 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations' Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 28) will be held at the end of November in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. As the global climate crisis develops at an accelerated pace, the global climate governance system is ...

It is absurd for some Western media to criticize China for not doing enough to reduce carbon emissions, said Erik Solheim, former head of the United Nations Environment Programme. Solheim said China is acting much more determinedly than any other country in the world in fighting ...

The global food and nutrition security situation remains grim and, unfortunately, progress in eliminating hunger, food insecurity and multiple forms of malnutrition has been hindered or even reversed. It is estimated that, globally, 702 million to 828 million people (8.9 to 10.5 ...

With only seven years to go before the deadline arrives for the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Human Settlements Programme, or UNHabitat, is calling for partnerships among governments, the private sector and the community to realize Goal 11, which calls for...

Erik Solheim, a former chief of the United Nations Environment Programme, said it is absurd that some Western media criticize China for not contributing its fair share to the global fight against climate change. "I think it is completely crazy that Western media are running aroun...

With Monday being China's ninth National Environment Day, themed this year on modernization characterized by harmonious coexistence between man and nature, experts are calling for greater attention to an emerging issue: the coming surge in photovoltaic panel waste. Modernization ...

Fifty years ago, plastic was not as ubiquitous as it is today microplastics in soil were not limiting crop growth and the equivalent of a garbage truck's worth was not dumped in our oceans every minute. Fifty years ago, plastic was not found in our food chains, organs, blood or ...

Guo Zhihong, an official at the Liupan Mountain nature reserve bureau in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region, has been busy lately, collecting photos and videos of leopards roaming in the mountains. High-tech automatic infrared cameras strategically placed in location...

With the upsurge in green practices and green bonds, it has become apparent that some firms have been failing to take actions of reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, or have been making misleading claims about the environmental benefits of their products or services in ...

While infrastructure development has brought huge benefits to most parts of the world, it has also faced new challenges such as climate change, and the way forward to sustainable development with high-quality Belt and Road Initiative is to promote digital, green infrastructure, e...

As sustainability becomes a hot topic in the field of international infrastructure, ESG standards can provide important direction and momentum for the sector's green and low-carbon transition, analysts told a global industry panel. The "ESG Empowerment and Green Financing for Sus...

BEIJING -- A three-month water-replenishment project that aims to supply water to the Grand Canal, a vast waterway connecting the northern and southern parts of China, has been successfully completed, the Ministry of Water Resources said Friday. A total of 926 million cubic meter...

Jobs are central to our lives. They enable us to make a living. Productive jobs create wealth and drive development. Full employment ensures not only economic prosperity but also social cohesion and stability. That is why the International Labour Organization, as one of the UN ag...

Apple Inc is stepping up to raise awareness of leveraging technologies for environmental protection through a string of "Today at Apple" lessons, which are designed to encourage more people to protect the environment and biodiversity and speak up for the planet. The curriculum ha...

At a keynote forum titled "Dialogue with Senior Management-Green Orientation, Financial Innovation Empowers Sustainable Development of International Infrastructure", Jonathan Muga, Global Head of Infrastructure Sector, Client Coverage of Standard Bank Group, said that infrastruct...

Of the estimated 100 billion planets within our galaxy, there is only one we know of that is capable of sustaining life our own. The Earth is a cosmic miracle. It has given birth to millions of species, including humankind. But this miracle is a fragile one, and it is under thre...

China is accelerating efforts to achieve greater self-reliance and strength in science and technology, while pursuing more collaboration with other countries to promote sci-tech innovation. In the past decade, China has seen success on various technological fronts and emerged as ...

Top scientists have emphasized the importance of forest carbon sinks as having an irreplaceable role in reducing carbon in the atmosphere and ultimately combating climate change. Yin Weilun, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and former principal of Beijing Fore...

The urgent need for green development has gained significant traction. As nations grapple with the devastating consequences of climate change, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China have emerged as key players in fostering a green transformation. In 2021, ASEAN and ...

Fierce rivalry in human endeavor is as long as the history of humanity itself and often spills over into something more destructive and dangerous. Fortunately, this is not the only human story. Collaboration, cooperation and constructive alliances have also played major roles in ...

Biodiversity is the basis of life on Earth. We live biodiversity, we eat biodiversity and we are biodiversity. Without it, our world would be lifeless. The Earth's diverse ecosystems provide us with essential services, from clean air and water to food and medicine. In today's rap...

Since the first day of 2023, extreme heat events have increased the threat to human health and the environment. Europe experienced the warmest New Year in history, with temperatures in some places reaching early summer levels. The highest temperature, of 25.1 Celsius, was recorde...

Clean energy has been a focus of cooperation between California and China in various sectors, said US officials who are looking forward to deepening the engagement to achieve ambitious climate goals and economic benefits. The cities of Shanghai and Los Angeles provide an example ...

Since the beginning of this summer, northern China has been experiencing abnormally high temperatures and low precipitation. For instance, in the Huang-Huai region (Northern China Plain) and some other parts of northern China, temperatures were 2-4 degree Celsius above normal whi...

: Lin Boqiang Temperatures in most parts of China are expected to be above normal this summer, with some places likely to experience droughts or drought-like conditions, according to the National Climate Center. This means the demand for electricity will be higher, meeting which ...

Chinese science communicators are being encouraged to overcome the challenges of the complicated international environment and enhance their storytelling skills to popularize science, experts said at an event in Beijing on Saturday. Wang Jinzhan, a member of the leading Party mem...

ISLAMABAD - The Global Development Initiative (GDI) proposed by China is aimed at accelerating the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by focusing on people-oriented development, Pakistani experts said. The GDI promotes stronger, greener and ...

Greater global cooperation in science and technology is needed to help the world promote economic recovery, advance green development and deal with mounting uncertainties such as the potential risks of decoupling and regional conflicts, officials and experts said on Friday. Highl...

The central authorities have issued a guideline for shoring up the construction of a national water network as China strives to enhance its capability to guarantee water security. The overarching document, jointly issued by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the S...

LHASA -- Global warming and the cross-border transport of air pollutants have accelerated the melting of glaciers in the Mt. Qomolangma region, but its retreat trend is relatively slow compared with other parts of the world, a Chinese scientist has said. Decades of ground and rem...

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates called for greater cooperation among humanity to address global challenges, while highlighting that China will be able to make unique contributions by sharing its technologies and its lessons. Gates said in a speech via video link at a meeting of t...

African envoys in China gathered in Beijing on May 25 to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Organization of African Union now African Union formed in 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ambassador Rahamtalla Mohamed Osman, the permanent representative of the African...

Since it was launched in 2013, the Belt and Road Initiative with the support and participation of 150 countries (more than 40 from Africa) and 32 international organizations has grown into a multifaceted global initiative and is increasingly recognized as a historic development...

BERLIN - German police have conducted a nationwide raid targeting members of climate activist group Last Generation on suspicion of forming or supporting a criminal organization, the Munich State Prosecutor's Office said on Wednesday. Following "numerous criminal complaints" from...

Climate change is accelerating habitat loss and fragmentation, changing some animals' features, reducing the populations of various species and, ultimately, damaging global biodiversity, according to experts at the National Climate Center. Global warming puts certain types of tur...

The economy of the Lao People's Democratic Republic has undergone rapid transformation in the past two decades, with GDP rates increasing and huge investments being made in the natural resources sector and national infrastructure. However, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic...

A team of Chinese scientists and climbers reached the summit of Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, on Tuesday, the second time since last year for the science expedition team to reach the top. At around 12:30 pm on Tuesday, 13 Chinese scientists and climbers reached the pea...

More than 1.9 million children under the age of 5 are at risk of dying from severe malnutrition in the Horn of Africa, and 7 million others remain malnourished and in need of urgent nutrition support, the United Nations Children's Fund has warned. Communities across Kenya, Ethiop...

The report to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China declared respecting nature, adapting to nature and protecting nature are inherent requirements of a socialist modernized country. The report also promoted carbon peaking and carbon neutrality. Considering in...

Around 12:30 Tuesday, 13 Chinese scientists and climbers reached the peak of Mount Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, making it the second time since last year for the science expedition team to reach the top. The team departed at an altitude of 8,300 meters at around 3 am ...

Chinese scientists have started a scientific expedition to the region of Mount Qomolangma, known as Mount Everest in the West, in Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, as part of the second comprehensive scientific expedition to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. A total of 170 scie...

Some parts of northwestern China have experienced a recent round of snowfall, which has sparked public concerns on the extreme weather conditions caused by climate change. According to online photos, falling snow turned the world white; covered the ground, trees and flowers and t...

China and the European Union have been cooperating in the field of clean energy for more than 30 years. Facing the challenge of achieving carbon neutrality, the cooperation has displayed some new patterns. In March, the European Commission published two new acts: the Net-Zero Ind...

Although the Quad summit scheduled to open in Sydney on May 24 was canceled as US President Joe Biden had to return home for debt-ceiling negotiations with the speaker of the House of Representatives, the leaders of the four countries Japan, Australia and India being the other t...

There is a terrible irony in the location of the Group of Seven meeting and the changing focus of the G7. Held in Hiroshima, Japan, the first city to be destroyed by a nuclear attack, this year's meeting has made maintaining the hegemonic order its primary agenda. Founded primari...

GUANGZHOU -- Scientists on Sunday called for heightened sci-tech cooperations in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and across the globe to address common challenges from climate change to aging population. They made the remarks at the ongoing Greater Bay Area Science...

The fresh accusations made by the Group of Seven wealthy member nations against China cannot conceal their failures in advancing global governance as well as the G7's declining influence and obsession with fanning bloc confrontation, officials and experts said. As the annual G7 S...

COVID-19 has directly or indirectly killed 14.9 million people globally in 2020 and 2021, the World Health Organization said in its latest annual world health statistics report released on Friday. As of March 11, 6.9 million deaths have been reported to the WHO. But the figure is...

Establish a head-of-state meeting mechanism. Establish ministerial-level meeting mechanisms in priority areas, including foreign ministers, economic and trade ministers and ministers of agriculture. Study the feasibility of establishing a permanent secretariat of the China-Cent...

Arguably the world's most distinguished exhibition of contemporary building design, the Venice Biennale of Architecture opens on Saturday, with among the collateral events. Jointly organized by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Hong Kong Institute of Architects Biennale ...

UNITED NATIONS, May 18 (Xinhua) -- President of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), Csaba Korosi, on Thursday expressed grave concerns over the escalating impact of disasters worldwide, revealing that the known number of people affected by disasters has surged by ...

The Group of Seven (G7), a collection of the world's most industrialized countries, asserts to share the fundamental values of freedom, democracy and human rights as well as claims to have jointly responded to global challenges. However, when one analyzes the group through a crit...

The climate and environmental challenges facing the world have become severe and urgent. The continuous deterioration of the environment affects the utilization of resources necessary for the development of human rights and the economic and geopolitical relations of various count...

In a recent article published on , an Australian platform for informed analysis and commentary, John Menadue rebuked the Western narrative of China and denied their claims of China being a threat in the South Pacific. Menadue criticized the Western media for not acknowledging Ame...

The world could reduce plastic pollution by 80 percent by 2040 if countries and companies make deep policy and market shifts using existing technologies, a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme has found. The report launched virtually on Tuesday, said systems cou...

Urgent action is needed to combat climate change and prevent 7.5 million people from falling into poverty by 2030, according to the 79th session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, or ESCAP. The potential environmental impacts in Asia-Pacific are al...

The wealthy Group of Seven (G7) countries owe low- and middle-income countries $13.3 trillion in unpaid aid and support for climate action, according to Oxfam International. A press release was published Wednesday on Oxfam official website before the G7 Summit, which is to be hel...

International development cooperation has always been a key area for China to develop relations with the Caribbean countries. Since the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative, especially since Caribbean states began participating in the initiative in the past five years...

Despite the increase risk of fires due to climate change, China has seen a sharp decline in the number of forest and prairie fires, thanks to its intensified efforts to enhance prevention work, according to the Ministry of Emergency Management. Since the ministry was established ...

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz hit the bull's eye when he offered a reality check on the West's double standards in a speech in Berlin on Monday, attributing the reluctance of some influential countries such as India, Vietnam and South Africa to criticize Moscow for the Russia-Ukr...

Premier Li Qiang has called on the Netherlands to uphold the spirit of contract and the principles of the market and the World Trade Organization to protect the interests of Chinese and Dutch companies and ensure unimpeded global industry and supply chains. Li reiterated Beijing'...

The United States and its Western allies have been the major perpetrators of economic coercion that have inflicted suffering on millions of people around the world, according to international experts and scholars. G7 leaders meeting in Hiroshima, Japan, from Friday to Sunday are ...

Interestingly, a new "continent "of multiculturalism is in the making in the shape of a strategic expansion of the BRICS grouping of emerging economies Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa with more countries keen to join. The role of China will be important in achievi...

In the years preceding the COVID-19 pandemic, food security was on the back burner for most member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations amid robust GDP growth brought about by globalization. While the region was still in the throes of COVID-19, the size of the hun...

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's recent visits to four African states Egypt, Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique were aimed at rallying support from the Global South, including African countries, for the West ahead of the G7 summit to be held in Hiroshima. During his African tri...

That China is the world's largest developing country is a fact that is recognized by the world. The "developed country" label the United States wants to put on China will not stick. China's per capita gross domestic product last year was $12,741, one-sixth that of the United Stat...

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) remains one of China's most important global programs. In the past, most efforts were related to promoting the primary targets of the initiative, the land-based Silk Road Economic Belt and the sea-based 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. In recent...

BEIJING -- On Wednesday, Wang Yi, director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, met with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan in the Austrian capital of Vienna. Their discussions were candid, in-depth, substantiv...

Vice-President Han Zheng underlined China's readiness to advance its ties with the European Union through pragmatic cooperation during a visit to the Netherlands from Wednesday to Friday. There are no fundamental conflicts of interests between China and the EU, and the two sides ...

OSLO - China appreciates Norway's firm adherence to the one-China policy and appreciates that the two countries respect and accommodate each other's core interests and major concerns, visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang said on Friday. Qin made the rema...

Nobel-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz said "hostile" US policies on China risk splitting the world into two blocs and urged the West to offer investment not "lectures" to developing countries, according to AFP on Friday. "It would be a good idea... for the other G7 countries to...

UNITED NATIONS - UN General Assembly President Csaba Korosi on Thursday called for debt relief, as well as equitable access to new technologies, for middle-income countries. The 110 middle-income countries, which account for three-quarters of the global population and nearly one-...

African governments have been urged to invest in mental health infrastructure to tackle the rising but hidden cases of climate-related stress among farmers and livestock keepers. In a recent virtual event organized by the Kenya Red Cross Society and the African Coalition of Commu...

For decades, Africa's industrial development either as a concept or in practice has featured in all bilateral and multilateral engagements at regional, continental and global levels. A latecomer in transforming its resources-based economy to one that is driven by technology and...

She is an environmental engineer with more than 20 years of development experience and has worked in China, the Philippines, Turkiye, Malawi and other countries. She has a deep insight into China's development over the past 30 years. She is the World Bank official who was in char...

From the Donald Trump administration to the Joe Biden administration, the United States has maintained a China strategy that focuses on containment and suppression, and regards China as its main strategic rival. This strategy has been continuously strengthened in both concept and...

The latest synthesis report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes for grim reading: Every fraction of a degree of warming comes with escalated threats, from deadly heat waves to severe hurricanes and droughts, affecting all economies and communities. It is a re...

Through the latest visit to Germany by State Councilor and Foreign Minister Qin Gang, both Beijing and Berlin have displayed great expectations about upcoming landmark high-level exchanges and collaboration in a wide range of fields in the post-pandemic era, observers said. China...

Tourism, expeditions and crossing activities are all forbidden in the core protected areas of the Three-River-Source National Park, the administration of the park said. No organization or individual is allowed to enter these core areas without permission, it said in a post in its...

WASHINGTON The United Arab Emirates said on Tuesday that countries should agree to phase out fuel emissions not the production of oil, gas and coal at the upcoming United Nations climate change negotiations that it will host in December. The comments reflect deep divisions bet...

China has made significant progress in developing a green Belt and Road Initiative over the past 10 years as it forges ahead with its own green transition, officials said at a roundtable in Beijing on Wednesday. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of the BRI. Adher...

The German economy is expected to recover more slowly next year than previously forecast, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Monday. Germany's economy is on course to grow by 0.3 percent this year, and by 1.3 percent next year, according to projecti...

KARBALA, Iraq Haydar Mohamed once grew wheat and barley, but Iraq's relentless drought has forced him off the land and into the city where he now works in construction and drives a taxi. "The transition is difficult," said Mohamed, 42, who abandoned village life several years ag...

The United Nations raised the issue of the development of the least developed countries as early as the 1960s and 1970s. At that time, the "establishment of a new international economic order" was the main agenda for international development. However, the new global development ...

Germany's tentative economic recovery has been given encouragement after a newly-released report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, said its GDP is on course to grow by 0.3 percent this year, and by 1.3 percent next year. In addition, inflat...

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Belt and Road Initiative. Since its initiation in 2013, it has grown to be a grand geopolitical and geoeconomic initiative aimed at reviving the great ancient land and marine trade routes, mainly through commodity trading and infrastruc...

The environmental impacts of climate change in Asia and the Pacific are alarming, while most countries are still ill-prepared for multiple overlapping crises, a UN report released on Monday said. The report, published by the United Nation's Economic and Social Commission for Asia...

As the world grapples with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and the repercussions of the ongoing energy crunch stemming from the crisis in Ukraine, the Chinese economy is already bouncing back. According to recent figures from the International Monetary Fund, China's...

BEIJING -- Chinese scientists and their international counterparts have recently discovered that China's lakes have become bluer and greener in recent decades because of reasons that include higher temperatures and rainfall. Optically active substances in lake water can interact ...

China and Africa's relations stem from a long yet solid history of connectivity driven mainly, but not solely, by economic trade and cooperation. These relations have amplified and grown stronger in recent years, due to factors such as the constant development of technology and i...

In his latest charm offensive to seek their support for the Group of Seven in the Ukraine war, the Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida wrapped up his trip to Egypt, Ghana, Kenya and Mozambique. During his visit to four African countries, he stressed the Global South was sufferi...

LONDON -- Visiting Chinese Vice President Han Zheng attended the coronation ceremony of King Charles III of the United Kingdom (UK) and related activities upon invitation from May 5 to May 6. Han, who is also Chinese President Xi Jinping's special representative, conveyed to King...

NANJING -- Chinese scientists have revealed that the globe is undergoing a transition toward more frequent flash drought events, and that the transition is closely related to climate change caused by human activities. Flash droughts, or the rapid onset of drought, will be witness...

HONG KONG -- The International Finance Forum (IFF) together with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and the Hong Kong Academy of Finance on Friday hosted a major conference on multilateralism and globalization. In a recorded address to the conference, Chief Executive of the ...

The Global Development Initiative, Global Security Initiative and Global Civilization Initiative unveiled by China, are by nature the Chinese public goods in response to the waning global governance. All three initiatives are a response to the common challenges confronting humani...

Except for the communication channels on climate change, those for almost all other fields between China and the United States have largely remained closed since the Joe Biden administration allowed China hawks to hype up the so-called Chinese spy balloon incident in February to ...

The issue of a level-playing field in business has become even more bizarre these days given that Air France wants the French government to limit Chinese airlines' access to France due to their alleged "unfair advantage" of flying over Russian airspace. In a Bloomberg report on T...

A butterfly on the China Species Red List was observed recently at Donghu Lake in Wuhan, Hubei province. The small butterfly ( ) has a wingspan of about 3.5 centimeters. The front wing surface has orange-red markings, with brown and black outer edges and spots. The hind wing surf...

BEIJING - China's courier sector saw its delivery volume exceed 40 billion parcels this year on Thursday, according to the State Post Bureau. The country's courier companies hit the 40-billion-parcel mark 24 days earlier than last year, the bureau said. It has sent a positive sig...

NAIROBI - Developed countries, which are major contributors to the emission of planet-warming gases like methane and carbon dioxide, should honor their financial commitment to helping Africa adapt to the unfolding climate crisis, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ...

BEIJING -- A research team led by the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) under the Chinese Academy of Sciences has estimated the changes of lake water storage (LWS) volume on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The results of the research have been published in the journal Science Bul...

Islanders across the Pacific Ocean are watching their homes and way of life slowly disappear as seawater levels rise and saltwater turns once-clean drinking water into brine. These factors, brought about by climate change, are having an impact on water and food security, and the ...

Sangmin Nam, director of ESCAP's Environment and Development Division, said greenhouse gas, or GHG, emissions in the Asia-Pacific region rose by 25 percent from 2010 to 2019, or more than 100 percent from the levels in 1990. "This trend results in the region sharing more than hal...

SEOUL The Republic of Korea's President Yoon Suk-yeol wrapped up his weeklong visit to the United States on Sunday, with outcomes including for the US to dock nuclear submarines in the Korean Peninsula for the first time in 40 years, a move seen by observers as stirring uncertai...

BEIJING -- China's Mars rover Zhurong has provided key observational evidence of liquid water at low Martian latitudes, the warmest regions on the red planet, according to a new study published in the journal Science Advances this week. Previous studies found evidence of a large ...

The 30th edition of ATM has put a focus on sustainable tourism with the theme: "Working Towards Net Zero", and a high-level forum on the theme draws tourism officials, business representatives among others, who discuss how travel should tackle the climate crisis. Abed Al Razzaq A...

BEIJING -- For the United States, national security seems a panacea for fast-tracking a host of ill-founded policies, from tightening semiconductor export controls on China to proposing a ban on short-video platform TikTok. The United States has frequently invoked national securi...

Global carmakers are coming up with their solutions to seek status in the new segment similar to what they have long enjoyed in the gasoline car era. At the Shanghai Auto Show, German carmaker BMW showcased its concept i Vision Dee, which among other things boasts a projection of...

BEIJING -- The United States is notorious for its cyber record. Just ask the National Security Agency, which in 2013 suffered the biggest leak in its history when Edward Snowden, a former CIA contractor, walked out with a vast trove of secret documents. Snowden disclosed to the p...

NAIROBI -- Africa's political, business, and civil society leaders have reaffirmed their support for a new governance agenda that prioritizes civil liberties, equitable growth, peace, and stability. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2023 Ibrahim Governance Weekend in the Ke...

SHANGHAI - As the Chinese market is resilient and innovative, Bosch will expand its investment in China, said the leading German engineering and technology company. "The (Chinese) market is not only resilient. It's actually a market which is very innovative. And by the way, the C...

Europe used less coal during the winter than analysts had feared, according to energy think tank Ember. With the continent grappling with rapidly rising oil and natural gas prices because of supply issues attributed to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, experts had expected coal consum...

The frequent and strong sandstorms that have swept across northern China and some parts of southern China this year have surprised many people after years of relative lull during what had come to be known as the "sandstorm season" in March and April. Many are surprised also becau...

British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has spoken of the need for a "robust and constructive" new bilateral relationship with China, and said that any attempts to take steps toward isolating the country would be "a betrayal of (British) national interest and a willful misunders...

For a period of time, Washington has been sending mixed messages to China: seeking cooperation and communication while containing China in the name of "competition." Those paradoxical statements and actions reflect an increasingly clear tendency in Washington's China policy: to c...

UNITED NATIONS - During a UN flagship youth forum on Tuesday, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted the urgent need for youths' engagement in finding solutions to the world's most pressing issues, and Chinese youth leaders stood out with their innovative and practical so...

Two-thirds of people in Germany said they were willing to make personal sacrifices to fight climate change, according to a YouGov poll, further demonstrating the varied attitudes toward lifestyle changes for the environment among European Union countries. The survey, conducted on...

On April 15, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva concluded a successful state visit to China, resulting in 15 bilateral agreements focusing on technological cooperation, trade, energy and agriculture. Accompanying Lula were 40 top officials, including the minister of th...

As the world faces cascading crises including accelerating climate change, surging energy prices and sluggish growth of economy, the aspirations set out in the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are in jeopardy. Amid intensifying major-country competition, th...

No matter whether US President Joe Biden vetoes or not the congressional efforts to overturn his two-year tariff waiver on solar panels from four Southeast Asian nations this week, it is the United States that has paid and will continue to pay for his administration's self-decept...

Stronger actions will be taken to boost cooperation in the digital economy to support sustainable development and reduce the digital divide for emerging economies and developing countries, according to a new declaration by leading global young entrepreneurs on Tuesday. More effor...

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership. Following the visit by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz last year, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, French President Emmanuel Macron, European Commission President Urs...

Severe sandstorms have hit the northern and northeastern parts of China, even some provinces south of the Yangtze River for several times this spring. They have affected the Republic of Korea and Japan, too, and forced residents in some places to stay indoors for health reasons. ...

The year 2022 has brought frequent extreme weather worldwide. In March, an extraordinary heat wave hit India and Pakistan. Since June, persistent high temperatures in the United States have put about 90 million people under heat alerts. In July, temperatures in many European coun...

Students of world history learn that human civilizations are as diverse as what Mother Nature presents before our eyes. From ancient times and across every continent, human beings have risen to numerous challenges and created splendid civilizations with distinctive character. Wor...

CNS: What are the major challenges the world faces in tackling climate change? How should humanity respond to climate change? What efforts has China made in this regard? Chao:At present, there are challenges in implementing global climate change policies and measures in national-...

With the advent of summer, the whir of air conditioners can be heard across China. Few people might be aware that keeping indoor spaces cool is a growing driver of global warming. Fewer still are aware how technology and policy upgrades in China can help reduce the environmental ...

UNITED NATIONS - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called on the international community to accelerate climate action with deeper, faster emissions cuts. "We need accelerated climate action with deeper, faster emissions cuts to limit global temperature rise to 1.5...

In a Saturday interview with MSNBC, John Kerry, United States President Joe Biden's special envoy for climate change, again emphasized the need for climate cooperation with China. For all the tensions between the two countries, the US must collaborate with China so as to fulfill ...

URUMQI -- The installation of the first wind turbine in China's westernmost Kizilsu Kirgiz autonomous prefecture in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region was completed Saturday morning. As the wind speed dropped below 6 meters per second on Friday night, the 131-tonne turbine, with th...

Southern European farmers are experiencing an acute crop crisis due to months of drought. Spain's largest farmers' association has warned that severe droughts have damaged more than 35,000 square kilometers of crops in the country. The Coordinator of Farmers' and Ranchers' Organi...

Chinese modernization will provide new opportunities for global development with its latest accomplishments, giving fresh impetus to humanity's search for paths toward better social systems, President Xi Jinping said on Friday. Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist P...

The global average temperature could set a new record in 2023 or 2024, boosted by climate change and the anticipated return of the El Nino weather phenomenon, a report showed....

Though regional energy cooperation with the mainland is feasible, Hong Kong has been urged to develop local renewable energy sources for pushing the decarbonization drive and diversifying energy sources that can maintain the long-term stability of local electricity prices. Oswald...

Southern European farmers are experiencing an acute crop crisis due to months of drought. Spain's largest farmers' association has warned that severe droughts have damaged more than 35,000 square kilometers of crops in the country. The Coordinator of Farmers and Ranchers Organiza...

Environmental campaigners have lodged legal challenges against the European Union over the inclusion of fossil gas and nuclear energy in the EU's list of sustainable investments, known as the taxonomy. Separate lawsuits, filed at the EU's general court in Luxembourg on Tuesday, b...

The 2023 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund were held in Washington DC recently, with discussions on interest rates, banking crises, climate financing, debt relief and more. In an exclusive interview with China Daily on the sidelines of the meet...

The unveiling ceremony of the UNESCO Chair in Green Transition for Carbon Neutrality and Climate Change was held in Beijing on April 14, hosted by China University of Petroleum (Beijing). The UNESCO Chair Programme, established in 1992, aims to promote resource sharing, informati...

The impetuous way the White House lambasted a widely acclaimed peace proposal Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has made to end the Ukraine crisis demonstrates how adverse the United States is to the prospect of a cease-fire and peace being brokered in Europe. Lula sa...

The Paulson Institute, in partnership with Tsinghua University, announced on Tuesday the 2023 Paulson Prize for Sustainability is accepting applications until June 30. Entities registered in the Chinese mainland, including businesses, institutions, social organizations and NGOs, ...

During the recent Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2023, all eyes were on Premier Li Qiang as he delivered his keynote speech. We were not disappointed. The well-crafted speech Li's first to an international conference since becoming premier in early March highlighted the ...

A prominent participant in the recent World Bank/International Monetary Fund meeting used an analogy to describe the challenges to secure funding to fight climate change. Jin Liqun, president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), said if countries believe climate ch...

BEIJING - China and Brazil on Saturday released a joint statement on combating climate change. The following is the full text: Brazil-china joint statement on combating climate change 1. Presidents Xi Jinping and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva met in Beijing on 14 April 2023. During t...

China will soon ship a series of aids to three developing nations to help beef up their capabilities to cope with climate change, according to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. In moves to implement its plan to ramp up South-South Cooperation on climate change, China will ...

LONDON - A committee of experts has criticized the British government for its lack of preparation in tackling climate change. The Climate Change Committee (CCC) said in a report on Wednesday that Britain's first 40-degree Celsius day in the summer of 2022 "was the clearest indica...

Officials called for urgent actions to be taken regarding climate change during a sub-forum of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2023 on Wednesday. The forum began on Tuesday and will conclude on Friday in Boao, Hainan province. Ban Ki-moon, former secretary-general of th...

The tiny Pacific island nation Vanuatu on Wednesday led a "core group" of 18 countries in successfully persuading the United Nations General Assembly to adopt a resolution asking the world's top court to define the obligations of countries in the fight against climate change. The...

With the lessening of the COVID-19 pandemic's impact, the world is returning its focus to the most pressing existential threat global warming and climate change and their devastating effects on the world. Innovative technological solutions to the global water crisis can be a cen...

BEIJING - Chinese scientists have recently found that if the global temperature rises by 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius, the function of wetlands, as greenhouse-gas sinks, will reduce by more than half. Wetlands have a high potential for mitigating climate change because of their large...

BERLIN Humanity still has a chance, close to the last, to prevent the worst of climate change's future harms, a top United Nations panel of scientists said on Monday. But doing so requires quickly slashing nearly two-thirds of carbon pollution by 2035, the Intergovernmental Pane...

Global climate change is a common challenge for all mankind. It is not only an environmental issue, but also a development, political and security issue. With the Paris Agreement, the global low-carbon transition accelerated. In terms of the overall process of global climate gove...

Is climate change a trap for western countries to restrict developing countries? Under the current technological level, carbon emission reduction surely hurts economic growth. In recent years, the United States withdrew from the Paris Agreement with the excuse of "severe finance ...

The International Joint Mission on Climate Change and Carbon Neutrality was officially launched at Tsinghua University on Tuesday, demonstrating its commitment to environmental protection. During the event, Tsinghua inaugurated a green-style initiative it sponsored together with ...

SYDNEY - A recent study published in Science Advances has shown that the occurrence of simultaneous climate extremes is increasing globally due to human-induced climate change, and this trend is projected to worsen in the future. The research team, comprising researchers from Aus...

Climate change could cool Germany's economy by 900 billion euros ($957 billion) during the coming three decades, according to new government research. The study, conducted for the country's economy and environment ministries, suggests the nation may need to make a fivefold increa...

BERLIN - Germany is set to lose up to 900 billion euros (960 billion US dollars) by 2050 due to climate change related damages to its economy, according to a study published Monday by Germany's Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and the Ministry for the Envir...

Winemakers in Spain are working to identify grape vines more suitable to coping with rising temperatures, which have laid bare a crop that is particularly sensitive to environmental changes. The winemaking industry in Europe has been forced to face the challenge of climate change...

Xie Zhenhua, China's special envoy for climate change, has received an award from the Nobel Sustainable Trust Foundation for his contribution to tackling climate change and promoting sustainable development, according to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. The veteran climat...

Xie Zhenhua, China's special envoy for climate change, has received an award from the Nobel Sustainability Trust Foundation for his contribution to tackling the global problem and promoting sustainable development, according to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. The veteran...

Experts said reducing emissions is an urgent task in mitigating climate change at a seminar held by the National Climate Center in Beijing on Monday. Luo Yong, professor from the Department of Earth System Science at Tsinghua University, said adaptation to climate change cannot r...

As New Zealand begins the long, costly task of clearing up after Cyclone Gabrielle cut a devastating path across much of the North Island on Feb 12 and 13, the recriminations and finger pointing have started. The cleanup and rebuilding may take years, and even longer in remote pa...

Agriculture and food systems are profoundly vulnerable to climate change. Severe droughts and floods, changes in rainfall patterns, and other climatic impacts affect agriculture more than any other sector. Asia and the Pacific, in fact, will be the region most affected by worseni...

Deadly fungal infections are spreading across the US, and scientists said climate change may be to blame. Valley fever, an infection caused by coccidioides, a fungus that mostly founded in Southwest warm and dry environments, now have cropped up in other parts of the country. Hi...

Around 300 high school students from all over the world have taken part in an online Model United Nations (MUN) conference, called Good COP, Bad COP MUN Climate Change conference, to debate issues around climate change, in the style of the recent COP 27 climate summit. The studen...

Green development and eco-environmental progress are the responsibility of all humanity. China has always been a major participant, contributor, and torchbearer in the global movement for building an eco-civilization. It firmly safeguards multilateralism, and is actively forging ...

China will introduce more market mechanisms to encourage companies to accelerate their green, low-carbon transitions, according to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. In recent years, the ministry has announced a series of environmental protection policies to help guide and ...

The Arctic region lost over 2 million square kilometers of sea ice from 2002 to 2021, leaving around 3.96 million sq km of sea ice as of September 2021, according to a report by the National Remote Sensing Center of China, an institution affiliated with the Ministry of Science an...

The end of 2022 saw two major events to solve the problems of global climate change and biodiversity loss threatening our planet and the lives of people on it. In November signatory countries to the United Nation's Climate Change Convention met in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, for the ...

Xie Zhenhua, China's special envoy for climate change, spoke with his United States counterpart John Kerry via video on Wednesday, according to a media release from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. Xie and Kerry exchanged ideas on the implementation of a consensus reached...

An influential panel of UN-backed scientists say that airborne chemicals that had been destroying the ozone layer are now in decline for the first time, which could help repair the crucial layer that protects humans from the sun's most harmful rays. The report, released by the Un...

Syngenta Group China, the Shanghai-headquartered crop protection and nutrition product manufacturer, together with nine Chinese and multinational companies, jointly launched an industrial alliance to tackle climate change in Beijing on Tuesday. Formed by companies from agricultur...

Seraphine Mutindi, a villager in Makueni county, southern Kenya, used to rely on farming to support her family of six. However, things began to change three years ago. "There has been little rain due to changing weather patterns, and the land is so dry that I cannot even grow mai...

At the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, from Nov 7-18, the global community came together to discuss how to accelerate climate action. The findings are clear global climate commitments and needed action are set to fail in keeping ...

Despite efforts to mitigate biodiversity losses, the extinction of species around the globe continues to accelerate at unprecedented rates, climate experts warned ahead of the largest global gathering of environmental ministers on biodiversity. "The biggest challenge to biodivers...

As the chair of the COP 27 Group of 77 and China (i.e. developing countries), it was my responsibility to bring together the countries of the world to finally make realistic and significant steps to address the current and future implications of climate change and global warming ...

Our beautiful planet is our shared home. Its bountiful rewards are nature's gifts to us all, but its ailments are problems that concern everyone - challenges we must all respond to and face together. COP27, the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, recently concluded in ...

Despite projected emissions declines from China and the European Union, the world's overall carbon emissions this year remain at record levels, with no sign of the decrease urgently needed to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5 C, according to a recent study. The world's tot...

Researchers from France and Australia analyzed the impact of warmer temperatures and less rain on more than 3,100 tree and shrub species in 164 global cities. They found about half the trees already were experiencing conditions beyond their limits....

A report by the World Meteorological Organization, or WMO, warning that temperatures in Europe have increased at more than twice the global average over the past 30 years is proof that more immediate action must be taken to fight climate change, experts have said. Saleemul Huq, w...

LUSAKA - Africa and other developing countries should focus their attention on tackling climate change by partnering with China in developing renewable energy sources, a Zambian expert has said. Frederick Mutesa, a development expert and a former lecturer in the Department of Dev...

China supports the proposal that developed countries compensate developing countries, especially those most vulnerable to the impact of climate change, for the loss and damage they suffer because of global climate change, Xie Zhenhua, China's special envoy for climate change, sai...

From the conflict in Ukraine to the midterm elections in the United States, there are plenty of ongoing and impending events to distract countries and their leaders from this year's United Nations climate change conference now in session in Egypt. But the evidence of climate chan...

CAIRO - The 27th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP27) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) started Sunday in the Egyptian coastal city of Sharm El-Sheikh, with countries jointly seeking to combat the global climate crisis. In the past ...

Half a century ago, the Club of Rome came to the conclusion physical growth cannot continue forever on a finite planet. , commissioned by the group in 1970, warned rapid growth in population, use of resources and pollution would have to stop within 100 years if humanity was not g...

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt An international climate summit starting in several days in Egypt will test the resolve of nations to combat global warming, even as many of the biggest players are distracted by urgent crises ranging from conflict in Europe to rampant consumer inflation. ...

Artificial cloud technology could soon be used in the fight against environmental damage. Researchers in Australia have used turbines to spray salt water into the air, and noted that the reflective qualities of these artificial clouds helped protect the Great Barrier Reef from su...

An intriguing cross-shaped skylight sits atop Hangzhou West Railway Station in the capital of Zhejiang province, giving the structure a truly modern appearance. Covering 12,500 square meters, the skylight allows sunlight to reach a subway station under the 57-meter-high building,...

A government spokesperson has said Egypt is "disappointed" that King Charles III will no longer attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh next month and expressed concern that the United Kingdom is "backtracking" on its climate commitments. Ahead of t...

To relieve the grassland from herding, the NGO has helped residents find alternative ways to make a living, she added. Through a small handicraft workshop it organizes for women, the center plans to register a cooperative to help local residents sell handiwork with local characte...

This summer has been the hottest in China since 1961. Intensification of subtropical highs and heat waves in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River have raised temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius in many places along the river. Thanks to the heat waves, southern Chin...

We are living in dangerous times of our own making. Unprecedented heat waves have been sweeping the globe-turbocharged by climate change-causing pain, loss and even deaths. This is a wake-up call to everyone. In China, farmers are protecting their crops against heat waves. The po...

News has been coming thick and fast. Most of it worrying. That this is one of the hottest summers on record is news, but not new. The past few summers have been equally bad, if not worse. What's worrying is that extreme temperatures melted many roads into black goo in the United ...

Few people these days can reasonably deny that the globe is already experiencing many of the negative effects of climate change-making different places hotter, wetter or both. Quite like nations in Europe, the Americas and South Asia, China has recently undergone record-breaking ...

Climate change and post-pandemic recovery were among Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's top priorities as his country hosted the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and related meetings last week. Regional experts said the initiatives Cambodia proposed as the current chair of t...

The evidence of climate change causing or contributing to extreme weather events and natural disasters around the world is mounting daily, threatening the lives and jobs of hundreds of millions of people, according to scientists and analysts. Dangerous heat waves surpassing 40 C ...

China has stepped up efforts to help Pacific island nations bolster their resilience to climate change, according to analysts and observers. These nations are facing rising sea levels and more frequent extreme weather conditions. In April, China and Pacific island nations jointly...

India's permanent representative to the United Nations, T.S. Tirumurti, delivered a cross-regional joint statement on climate change, themed "Global Net Zero", on behalf of 10 countries, including China, on World Environment Day on June 8. "We need a clear recognition that develo...

Xie Zhenhua, China's special envoy for climate change, has called on nations to maintain the strategic focus on promoting the green transition despite challenges that are jeopardizing some nations' energy security. Addressing the opening ceremony on Monday of the annual general m...

Torrential rain, flooding and landslides have devastated entire communities in Brazil's Pernambuco region, highlighting the dangers climate change poses for the most vulnerable. While the region strives to recover from the damage, experts are urging investment in mitigation and p...

China and Africa should strengthen their cooperation on addressing challenges brought by climate change and contribute to building a fair and win-win global environmental governing system, participants at the China-Africa Round Table said on Friday. The round table is a dialogue ...

Climate change will drive thousands of viruses to jump between species over the next 50 years, a new study has predicted, and some of these transmissions will occur between animals and humans, increasing the likelihood of future pandemics. Viral transmission between nonhuman anim...

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg and other campaigners were quick to label the recently-concluded two weeks of climate change hand-wringing at COP26 in Glasgow as little more than "blah, blah, blah". They may well have been right, but they were not averse to adding to the ho...

The political atmosphere in the United States is making Chinese observers cautiously optimistic about the prospect of climate change cooperation between Beijing and Washington, said Ding Zhongli, a geologist and vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Con...

Last year, President Xi Jinping vowed at the UN General Assembly that China would aim to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060, an ambitious plan for the world's largest developing country. The following are some of Xi's pledges on responding to climate change, of which some have...

China published a white paper on Wednesday illustrating its progress in mitigating climate change and sharing its experiences and approaches with the rest of the world. The white paper, titled "Responding to Climate Change: China's Policy and Actions", was issued by the State Cou...

Editor's Note: The State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China issued a white paper, Responding to Climate Change: China's Policies and Actions, on Wednesday. Full text follows: Preface I. China's New Responses to Climate Change II. Implementing a National ...

Youth around the world vowed on Friday for practical measures to tackle climate change, realize the goal of carbon neutrality and protect biodiversity. They also called on all related parties to participate in making changes. At the 2021 Sino-American Youth Dialogue hosted by Chi...

HONG KONG -- The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) has announced it will invest about HK$240 billion (about $30.8 billion) in the next 15 to 20 years to take forward various measures on climate change mitigation and adaptation. Announcing the Hong ...

The global young generation is suffering profound psychological distress due to climate change, and it's affecting their decision to have children, according to a study published on Tuesday by US and British academics....

United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry will be in China from Tuesday to Friday to meet his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua in the lead-up to this year's United Nations climate change conference. The duo will exchange views in Tianjin on China-US climate c...

Residents of towns and cities across Northern Europe have begun to pick through the wreckage in the aftermath of devastating flooding that left at least 180 people dead, with many more still missing. Belgium and Germany have been hit particularly hard, and Austria now faces simil...

The big freeze in the United States, heavy snowfall in Southern Europe and the Middle East, melting glaciers in the Himalayas and melting polar caps, as well as deaths from extreme weather, have made the ravages of climate change all the more alarming. "These disasters represent ...

UNITED NATIONS - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday told the member states that 2021 is a "crucial year" for climate change. "2021 is a crucial year in the fight against climate change," the UN chief was speaking to a member states meeting as part of the ...

Across the world, poor people are among those worst hit by climate change and climate-induced natural disasters, resource scarcity and poverty. This is because they are often exposed to a higher degree or rely more on weather patterns and natural resources for their livelihoods a...

The year 2019 closed out a decade of abnormal global heating, with the last 10-year period almost certain to be the hottest on record, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Climate scientists believe this warming is related to increased levels of carbon dioxide, or ...

We only have one earth. Meeting the climate challenge together is the calling of our time. On 23 September 2019, Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres convened the UN Climate Change Summit at UN Headquarters in New York. The purpose of the summit is to display ...

Beijing endured its hottest day this summer on Thursday with the temperature reaching 39 degrees Celsius. But more than the temperature it was the unusually hot gust in the evening, when normally the city experiences a relatively cool and at times lilting breeze that brings respi...

Climate change is the defining global challenge of our time. It is real, and it is happening now. The past three years have been the warmest on record-one of many signs of climate change, which poses exceptional challenges on a global scale. More worrisome, climate change is runn...

BEIJING -- China is expected to play a bigger role in countering climate change as a tone-setting ecology and environmental protection meeting highlights the implementation of a national plan to tackle climate change, an expert observed. The meeting will speed up China's green de...

The follow-up meeting to the 2015 Paris climate accord on Dec 12 will be slightly less impressive than the original. Having dumped the Paris Agreement, US President Donald Trump is going to skip, and China and India are sending ministers instead of their leaders. But we will hear...

However, scientists warn that these weather phenomena are becoming more frequent and more powerful. Two deadly superstorms late last month, thousands of miles apart, once more raised the question of whether humankind has contributed to this trend through greenhouse gas-induced cl...