Floods swept Germany, fires ravaged the American West and another heat wave loomed, driving home the reality that the world’s richest nations remain unprepared for the intensifying consequences of climate change.
The proposals, expected Wednesday, are likely to be more ambitious and specific than other countries’ efforts to fight climate change and may include a border tax on imports deemed to be polluting.
The gap between rich and poor countries on vaccinations highlights the failure of richer nations to see it in their self-interest to urgently help poorer ones fight a shared crisis.
To slow down climate change, new coal projects need to end. A global forecast this week shows demand rising sharply.
With dozens of countries struggling to manage both staggering debt and mounting climate disasters, some financial leaders are debating green debt relief.
John Kerry’s remarks stood in sharp contrast to the American stance under the previous administration, which tried to block even general mentions of global warming at the world body.