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Sebastien Malo

Chefs in New York whip up support for ending food waste

Sep 28 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some ideas are easier to sell when they're topped with melted cheese.

Seeking global attention, Philippines moves human rights probe to New York

Sep 27 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Philippines human rights commission opened hearings in New York on Thursday into whether oil companies violate human rights by causing climate change, hoping to attract the attention of world leaders meeting at the United Nations.

Businesses pledge climate change action at New York summit

Sep 26 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new investment fund for green businesses and a tool to measure emissions were among the pledges to help governments curb global warming at a summit on climate financing convened by the French president on Wednesday.

Marshall Islands marches toward zero greenhouse emissions by 2050

Sep 24 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Marshall Islands, an atoll-nation vulnerable to sea level rise from climate change, announced steps on Monday toward an ambitious plan to cut its greenhouse emissions to zero by 2050.

U.S. blocks slave-made goods to 'safeguard American jobs'

Sep 20 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States said on Thursday it was boosting its fight against slave-made goods "to safeguard American jobs", signaling that the Trump administration regards forced labor as a trade, rather than a human rights issue.

U.S. blocks slave-made goods to 'safeguard American jobs'

Sep 20 2018

NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United States said on Thursday it was boosting its fight against slave-made goods "to safeguard American jobs", signaling that the Trump administration regards forced labor as a trade, rather than a human rights issue.

Cape Town mayor looks to apartheid's legacy to curb climate change

Sep 14 2018

((This version of the Sept. 13 story corrects incorrect figures provided by Cape Town's mayor in paragraph seven.))

U.S. climate summit ends with California promising satellite carbon monitoring

Sep 14 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After a week in which cities and companies announced plans to speed action on global warming, a San Francisco climate summit ended Friday with host California promising to launch its own satellite to track major emissions sources.

REFILE-CORRECTED-INTERVIEW-Cape Town mayor looks to apartheid's legacy to curb climate change

Sep 14 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The outgoing mayor of Cape Town, known for averting a near catastrophic water shortage, said she hopes to leave office on the heels of another victory in the fight against climate change - slashing greenhouse emissions from transportation.

U.S. climate summit aims for a new carbon goal: zero

Sep 14 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When the chairman of Indian conglomerate Mahindra announced on stage at a climate summit in San Francisco that his $20 billion multinational would slash its greenhouse gas emissions to zero, it came as a surprise - even to the company's chief sustainability officer.

World News

'Savage' Khashoggi killing was planned: Turkey's leader

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday there were strong signs Jamal Khashoggi's "savage" killing was planned and attempts to blame it on intelligence operatives - Riyadh has suggested it was a rogue operation -- "will not satisfy us".