China solar for Suriname remote villages

13/04/2024 CEN_net 0

BRI: China helps Suriname solve power shortage in remote villages Under the Belt and Road Initiative, China is helping local people in remote areas build small hybrid power plants in the South American country of Suriname. Nine of the villages are so remote that diesel can only be brought in by boat on the river. In May 2018 Suriname signed a memorandum of understanding with China to jointly build the […]

Major global environmental treaties US won’t ratify

12/04/2024 CEN_net 0

Published 2021/08/23 Most of the world’s countries support these global agreements on conservation and pollution. China has ratified each of them, but the United States of America refuses In one of his first acts after taking power US, President Biden signed an executive order to have the United States rejoin the Paris climate agreement. This was expected by the international community, and it was described by the new US regime […]

The Kunming Declaration: Ecological Civilization

12/04/2024 CEN_net 0

The Kunming Declaration: Ecological Civilization – Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth CHINA CHAIRS UN CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY Published2022/08/26 China currently holds the rotating Presidency of the Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biodiversity (CBD). This is the first time China has overseen a major UN intergovernmental negotiation on the environment. The first meeting in the current round of Conference of Parties (COP15) of the […]

Vietnam working on BRICS membership bid 

12/04/2024 CEN_net 0

Vietnam is actively working on a bid to join the BRICS economic group, Russia’s Izvestia newspaper has reported. Vietnam is a developing country with a population of over 99 million people, and has a mixed socialist-oriented market economy. It is the 35th-largest economy in the world by nominal gross domestic product and the 26th-largest economy in the world by purchasing power parity. It is strategically positioned on the South China […]

Iran joining BRICS ‘will add value’

11/04/2024 CEN_net 0

Published2022/08/19 The 14th BRICS summit took place on 23rd and 24th June 2022 by video conference hosted by China. Iran has applied to become a member of BRICS, and Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi was invited by Chinese President Xi Jinping to attend the summit. President Raisi gave a speech, elaborating on Iran’s viewpoints on the most important international issues and expansion of cooperation with other countries. According to a report […]

BRICS grain exchange proposal

03/04/2024 CEN_net 0

Proposal for a BRICS grain exchange: High-tech digital marketplace In recent years, the international status of agriculture in the BRICS countries has continuously improved. As far back as 2018, the gross agricultural production of the BRICS countries accounted for more than 50% of the world’s total. Further strengthening the developing cooperation of the BRICS countries is of great significance for ensuring global food security A Russian proposal for a BRICS […]

Quarter of 2024 Europe EVs Chinese: estimate

01/04/2024 CEN_net 0

Almost a fifth (19.5%) of electric vehicles sold in Europe in 2023 were made in China and this is on track to reach a quarter (25%) in 2024, according to new analysis by NGO the European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E).The forecast comes as the EU is considering a range of environmental tariffs on Chinese imports, including on China’s EV industry. Chinese imports into Europe have largely been Tesla, […]

China urges global efforts on marine issues

31/03/2024 CEN_net 0

China’s climate change envoy urges global efforts to address marine issues Liu Zhenmin, China’s special envoy for climate change, has called for intensified global efforts at different levels to address the fragmentation in marine governance amid maritime tensions that threaten the world’s economic prosperity and overexploitation that jeopardizes ocean sustainability. He made the remarks during the 2024 RCEP Youth Dialogue on Regional Cooperation in Marine Economy, which was held on […]

China shares green technology

31/03/2024 CEN_net 0

China biggest contributor of green technologies China has not only become the world’s top filer of patent applications but also the top contributor of green technologies to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)’s green technology sharing platform, the head of the WIPO said on Thursday. In a group interview with the Global Times and several other media outlets on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference […]

China sends Tibetan glacier water to Maldives

30/03/2024 CEN_net 0

China ships a million bottles of melting Tibetan glacier water to climate-threatened Maldives China has sent more than a million bottles of water from melting Tibetan glaciers to the Maldives, officials said Thursday, a gift from the world’s highest mountains to a low-lying archipelago threatened by rising seas. The Indian Ocean nation of 1,192 tiny coral islands is on the frontlines of the climate crisis, with salt levels seeping into […]