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Biden Wants World Leaders to Make Climate Change Commitments – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is nearing agreements with Japan, Korea and Canada to bolster carbon emission reduction targets in all four countries ahead of a closely watched summit of global leaders on Earth Day, April 22. But in the…

Energy Producers Score Big Win in New York Climate Change Case – JD Supra

In a significant victory for fossil fuel companies, on April 1, 2021, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of New York City’s claims against five multinational oil companies, holding that municipalities may not utilize state tort law…

Second Circuit Climate Change Ruling Affirms Dismissal of State-law Claims – JD Supra

In the past four years, state attorneys general or municipalities have brought 21 lawsuits based on state-law claims (e.g., nuisance, trespass, consumer fraud) seeking to hold fossil fuel companies liable for costs allegedly resulting from climate change. Of these 21…

As Russia Fortifies Ukraine Border, Kerry Talks Climate With Foreign Minister

John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s special representative on climate change, met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday for an impromptu meeting on “the climate agenda” in India. The meeting occurred as Russian troops and weaponry continue to amass…

Biden’s Big Climate Conference Looking Expensive And Useless

The Biden administration is desperate to demonstrate global leadership. President Biden has settled upon climate change as the ideal issue with which to be seen in command of the world. He has decided to lead a “climate summit” for forty…

A Green New Deal Is Actually More Affordable in the Long Term Than Fossil… – Truthout

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Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal Of NYC’s Climate Lawfare Suit

The climate litigation campaign was dealt yet another stinging defeat in New York on Thursday after a federal appeals court rejected New York City’s attempt to revive its climate lawsuit against energy companies. It’s the second major loss in the…

New York City Loses Appeal Seeking to Hold Oil Firms Liable for Global Warming Effects – Insurance Journal

Article 1 Comment A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected New York City’s effort to hold five major oil companies liable to help pay the costs of addressing harm caused by global warming. Ruling in favor of BP Plc, Chevron…

Germany urges EU to engage with Russia on climate change – Financial Times

Germany has called for greater co-operation with Russia on climate change in a contentious new effort to restore frayed EU ties with Moscow. The European bloc should develop a “concrete and detailed strategy” on global warming as part of a…

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POLITICS: Senate confirms Thomas-Greenfield as U.N. ambassador

The Senate yesterday confirmed Linda Thomas-Greenfield as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations — deepening the bench of foreign policy veterans President Biden has charged with advancing his overseas climate agenda.