Water levels on the Rhine River could reach a critically low point in the coming days, German officials said on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, making it increasingly difficult to transport goods — including coal and gasoline — as drought and an energy crisis grip Europe.
With the world reeling from the economic fallout of the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, senior officials from 40 countries met on Monday, July 18, 2022, in Berlin for heart−to−heart talks on how to stay focused on fighting climate change and addressing its impact.
German lawmakers on Thursday, July 7, 2022, approved a major package of reforms aimed at boosting the production of renewable power, as Chancellor Olaf Scholz warned that the country has for too long relied on energy supplies from Russia.
Rich countries including the European Union and the United States have pushed back against efforts to put financial help for poor nations suffering the devastating effects of global warming firmly on the agenda for this year’s U.N. climate summit.
Nations must keep up hope and focus on tackling global warming despite the many obstacles now to international cooperation — including the war in Ukraine, the coronavirus pandemic, food shortages and rising energy costs, the U.N. climate chief urged on Monday, June 6, 2022.
Officials from the Group of Seven wealthy nations announced on Friday, May 27, 2022, that they will aim to largely end greenhouse gas emissions from their power sectors by 2035, making it highly unlikely that those countries will burn coal for electricity beyond that date.
A German court on Friday, May 20, 2022, is set to begin hearing a case brought against Volkswagen by a farmer who claims the automaker is partly responsible for the impact that global warming is having on his family business.