Florida pulls $2 bln from BlackRock in largest anti-ESG divestment

Florida pulls  bln from BlackRock in largest anti-ESG divestment

Dec 1 (Reuters) – Florida’s chief financial officer said on Thursday his department would pull $2 billion worth of its assets managed by BlackRock Inc (BLK.N), the biggest such divestment by a state opposed to the asset manager’s environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) policies. The move will hardly dent BlackRock’s $8 trillion in assets … Read more

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focus on ‘disruptive’ China

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focus on ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Canada launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, vowing more resources to deal with a “disruptive” China while working with the world’s second-biggest economy on climate change and trade issues. The 26-page document outlined C$2.3 billion ($1.7 billion) spending, including to boost Canada’s military presence and cyber security in the … Read more

COP27 delivers climate fund breakthrough at cost of progress on emissions

COP27 delivers climate fund breakthrough at cost of progress on emissions

COP27 climate summit ends after marathon weekend negotiations Final deal delivers on creating historic climate finance fund Negotiators say some blocked tighter emissions targets SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Countries closed this year’s U.N. climate summit on Sunday with a hard-fought deal to create a fund to help poor countries being battered by … Read more

Flour thrown at Warhol car in Milan climate change protest

Flour thrown at Warhol car in Milan climate change protest

MILAN, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Climate-change protesters threw flour on Friday over a sports car painted by the U.S. pop artist Andy Warhol that is on display in Italy’s financial capital. It was at the third time this month that activists from the group Ultima Generazione (Last Generation) have targeted art exhibitions. On Nov. 4, … Read more

Climate protesters in Portugal storm building, urge minister to step down

Climate protesters in Portugal storm building, urge minister to step down

LISBON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters angry about the climate crisis took to the streets of Lisbon on Saturday, with dozens storming a building where Portugal’s Economy Minister Antonio Costa e Silva was speaking demanding that the former oil executive resign. Holding banners and chanting slogans, protesters demanded climate action. As some demonstrators … Read more

COP27: Polluters must pay for climate change, poor nations tell rich

COP27: Polluters must pay for climate change, poor nations tell rich

Island nations call for global carbon tax ‘While they are profiting, the planet is burning’ Fears grow for jailed hunger striker in Egypt SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 8 (Reuters) – Leaders from poor countries criticized wealthy governments and oil companies for driving global warming, using their speeches on Tuesday at the COP27 climate summit in … Read more

COP27: We’re on a highway to climate hell, U.N. boss says

COP27: We’re on a highway to climate hell, U.N. boss says

China, United States have leading role Guterres seeks coal phase-out by 2040 UAE, host of 2023 talks, says will keep producing fossil fuel SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT, Nov 7 (Reuters) – United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres told countries gathered at the start of the COP27 summit in Egypt on Monday they face a stark choice: … Read more

Activists glue themselves to Goya paintings in Spanish climate protest

Activists glue themselves to Goya paintings in Spanish climate protest

MADRID, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Climate activists glued their hands to the frames of two world-famous paintings by Spanish master Francisco de Goya in Madrid’s Prado museum on Saturday, the latest in a string of protests targeting artworks across Europe. A man and a woman attached themselves to Goya’s “La Maja Vestida” (The Clothed Maja) … Read more

Climate activists block private jet take-offs at Schiphol Airport

Climate activists block private jet take-offs at Schiphol Airport

AMSTERDAM, Nov 5 (Reuters) – More than 100 environmental activists wearing white suits stormed into an area where private jets are kept at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Saturday and stopped several aircraft from departing by sitting in front of their wheels. The protest was part of a day of demonstrations in and around the airport … Read more

Soup thrown at Van Gogh painting in Rome climate change protest

Soup thrown at Van Gogh painting in Rome climate change protest

ROME, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Italian environmental protesters threw pea soup over a Vincent Van Gogh painting on display in Rome on Friday before gluing themselves to the wall of the gallery. The stunt directed at “The Sower” was carried out by four women from the group Ultima Generazione (Last Generation) who shouted slogans against … Read more