* G20 gives $297 billion to support fossil fuels since 2020
(Adds comments from UN chief, detail of Sunday climate
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's 20 largest economies face mounting calls to boost climate finance for poorer nations as ministers meet on Friday in Italy, with green groups warning a failure to deliver fresh money could throw November's key climate talks into doubt.
TBILISI/KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - China's sweeping ban on cryptocurrency mining delivered a blow to an industry criticised for its environmental impact, but emissions from the sector could grow as a result unless other countries follow China's lead, climate and tech experts said.
KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations climate chief said on Thursday a "significant amount of work" remains to be done ahead of November's COP26 summit in Britain, with developing nations warning issues of finance and vaccine inequity could derail a successful outcome.
KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The G7 wealthy nations failed to go far enough at their weekend summit to halt the use of coal, but a pledge to phase out international funding for new coal power this year could help shift Asia's policy on the dirty fuel, analysts said on Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Amid the high rises that tower over the Malaysian capital, tiny community gardens are taking shape in a trend that has seen urban dwellers staking claims to the city - one plot at a time.
KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The economic toll from the COVID-19 pandemic has left more than 25 million people in Africa and Asia unable to afford electricity, threatening a global goal to provide power to everyone by 2030, international agencies warned on Monday.
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The path to carbon neutrality should be seen as creating opportunities rather than threatening business, a South Korean minister told a climate forum on Monday, as he called for a change in perceptions and stronger global cooperation.
NAIROBI/KUALA LUMPUR, May 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -
W hen John Omondi received his COVID-19 vaccination last month,
the Kenyan taxi driver counted himself one of the lucky ones.
TORONTO/KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation)
- W hen Sharbano pictures the Islamic holy month of Ramadan back
home in Oman, she remembers precious time with her large family,
children running between houses, and neighbours delivering the
iftar evening meal to each other and to the mosque.