Kaheawa Wind Project, Maui
Kaheawa Wind Project, Maui

G7 Nations to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies; U.S. Hosts Clean Energy Ministerial in San Francisco

The Guardian (5/27) reported that G7 nations – the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.K. – set a deadline of 2025 to end government subsidies for coal, oil and gas. 

 
USA Today (5/29) interviewed U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, who is hosting global officials at a Clean Energy Ministerial summit in San Francisco this week. The summit aims to expand international collaboration in clean energy. 
 
Reuters (5/26) said climate negotiators meeting in Bonn started hashing out specific rules for implementing December’s Paris climate agreement. Delegates told Reuters the process will take a maximum of two years. 
 
The Christian Science Monitor (5/27) said representatives from more than 170 nations gathered in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss the world’s most pressing environmental problems at a major U.N. Environment Program summit. 
 
The New York Times (5/28) said Vietnamese rice farmers are suffering from crop failures due to a severe El Nino-related drought in the Mekong Delta. A policy pushing farmers to grow three rice crops per year and the intrusion of salt water into the delta are exacerbating the impact of the drought. 
 
Strategic Objective
Mitigation, Adaptation
Topics
Sustainable Landscapes, Mitigation, Forestry, Disaster Risk Management, Climate Policy, Clean Energy, Adaptation
Region
Global, Asia

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