The New York Times (3/10) reported that the U.S. and Canada announced a package of joint climate measures at an official meeting between President Obama and Prime Minister Trudeau in Washington, DC.
A White House statement (3/10) detailed the joint climate measures, which include reducing methane emissions, enhancing cooperation to preserve the Artic and accelerating the implementation of pledges made at the 2015 Paris climate talks.
The Guardian (3/7) said the U.S. paid $500 million to the Green Climate Fund, part of a $3 billion pledge to support developing countries fight climate change.
Devex (3/10) covered Gayle Smith’s first policy speech as USAID’s Administrator. She told legislators she aims to strengthen USAID and consolidate several important initiatives.
Bloomberg (3/7) reported that JPMorgan Chase & Co joined ranks with other major banks in pulling away from financing coal. The bank said it will no longer finance new coal mines around the world or new coal-fired power plants in high-income countries.
Climate Central (3/2) said 2015 was a good year for wind power, according to new data released by the Global Wind Energy Council. China led the world in adding wind power capacity, while the U.S. produced the most power from wind turbines.
And Quartz (2/29) reported that South Africa opened Africa’s first solar-powered airport.