Cut methane emissions to fight climate crisis, UN report says

2020 saw a record rise in the amount of the powerful greenhouse gas emitted by the fossil fuel industry, cattle, and rotting waste. Cutting it is the strongest action available to slow global heating in the near term, the UN’s environment chief said.

German climate law is partly unconstitutional, top court rules

Germany’s Constitutional Court has ruled that the government’s climate protection measures are insufficient to protect future generations and that the law does not explain in enough detail how greenhouse gas emissions are to be reduced after 2031.

Biden unveils new US target at climate summit

The US has pledged to cut carbon emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels by the year 2030. This new target was unveiled at a virtual summit of 40 global leaders. But the leaders of India and China made no new commitments.