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.