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EU pledges to stay green in recovery from coronavirus

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission pledged Thursday to stay away from fossil-fueled projects in its coronavirus recovery strategy, and to stick to its target of making Europe the first climate ne...

EU wants to reduce pesticides use, promotes organic farming

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission unveiled plans Wednesday to protect biodiversity across the 27-nation bloc while building a more sustainable food system, insisting on the need to both reduce t...

Spain drafts law eyeing climate neutrality by mid-century

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government is submitting for parliamentary approval a draft bill that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by mid-century, in line with the Paris Accord on cli...

Asia Today: Beijing reopening parks in easing of virus rules

BANGKOK (AP) — Beijing will open public parks to visitors over the five-day May 1 holiday but at 30% capacity as coronavirus cases subside in the country where the pandemic began. L...

UN chief: World should follow South Korea on COVID-19 fight

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief said he hopes many countries in the world will follow the “remarkable example” of South Korea, which he said has been “extremely successful” in addressin...

EU commission unveils climate law amid criticism

BRUSSELS (AP) — Amid fierce criticism from environmental activists, the European Commission unveiled plans Wednesday for its first ever climate law, which will act as the basis of the European Union's...

Business Highlights

___ Dow sinks 2.9% after rate cut fails to stem market's dread NEW YORK (AP) — Fear and uncertainty continue to control Wall Street, and stocks fell sharply Tuesday...

Taiwan wages war on single-use plastics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan aims to cut its decades-long dependency on plastic by following the European Union (EU) and its European Green Deal (EGD), a circular economy strategy to realize su...

Should Taiwan establish Asia's first Green Deal?

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The European Union (EU) repositioned itself as a world leader on climate issues last December by announcing the European Green Deal and the goal to become climate neutral ...

Let's move on: EU wants to keep big role after Brexit

BRUSSELS (AP) — As the United Kingdom prepared to bring to an end its 47-year EU membership, the bloc's top officials on Friday pledged to continue playing a prominent role “in the ever-louder cacopho...

EU launches 1 trillion-euro plan to support Green Deal

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union plans to dedicate a quarter of its budget to tackling climate change and has set up a scheme to shift 1 trillion euros ($1.1 trillion) in investment towards making t...

EU leaders include nuclear energy in green transition

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Friday that nuclear energy will be part of the bloc's solution to making its economy carbon neutral by 2050, allowing them to win the support of two coal-...

Climate activists lashed to EU building as leaders gather

BRUSSELS (AP) — Greenpeace activists on Thursday scaled the European Union’s new headquarters, unfurling a huge banner warning of a “climate emergency” hours before the bloc’s leaders gather for a sum...

Business Highlights

___ Fed leaves low rates alone and foresees no moves in 2020 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve's decision to leave interest rates alone follows three rate cuts ...

EU to offer billions to help poorer member states cut CO2

In her bid to lead the EU toward climate neutrality, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen wants to put up 100 billion euros ($130 billion) to help member countries that still heavily re...