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U.S. Blocks U.N. Resolution on Geoengineering

"The United States joined Saudi Arabia to derail a U.N. resolution that sought to improve the world’s understanding of potential efforts to lace the sky with sunlight-reflecting aerosols or use carbon-catching fans." An excerpt from Scientific American"

World Bank commits $22.5 billion more to Africa for climate change

"World Bank Group announced Thursday it is providing USD$22.5 billion to Africa for climate mitigation and adaptation across five years beginning with 2021, adding to the $17 billion already committed through the Africa Climate Business Plan. World Bank also announced an Emission Reductions Purchase Agreement (ERPA) will be signed between the Carbon Initiative for Development (Ci-Dev)trust fund, with World Bank...

European Parliament votes against Turkey’s upcoming nuclear power plant

"The European Parliament (EP) debated over the construction of Turkey's first nuclear energy reactor, Akkuyu, and voted to call on the Turkish government to halts its building on Wednesday. According to the report, the Turkish government should ""involve, or at least consult, the governments of the neighbouring countries, such as Greece and Cyprus, in relation to any further developments...

The African Development Bank pledges US$ 25 billion to climate finance for 2020-2025, doubling its commitments

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) will double its climate finance commitments for the period 2020-2025, the Bank’s President announced today at the One Planet Summit taking place in Nairobi. Akinwumi A. Adesina said that the Bank would commit at least US$25 billion towards climate finance. the Bank launched the African Financial Alliance for Climate Change (AFAC) to link all stock...

[IMO] Bunker delivery note amendments enter into force as sulphur 2020 requirement looms

Amendments to the bunker delivery note relating to the supply of marine fuel oil to ships which have fitted alternative mechanisms to address sulphur emission requirements entered into force on 1 January 2019. The amendments to Appendix V of MARPOL Annex VI are intended to address situations where the fuel oil supplied does not meet low sulphur requirements, but has...

[IMO] Implementation of sulphur 2020 limit – carriage ban adopted

An amendment to support consistent implementation of the forthcoming 0.50% limit on sulphur in ships fuel oil was adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday (26 October). The new 0.50% limit (reduced from 3.50% currently) on sulphur in ships' fuel oil will be in force from 1 January 2020, under IMO's MARPOL treaty, with benefits for the environment...