Countries promise green recovery at virtual summit

Ministers from China, EU, and other major economies outlined plans to build back better after the coronavirus pandemic at a meeting convened by Japan. But since the start of the pandemic, G20 governments have pledged 52% of energy support to fossil fuels.

New UK law to curb deforestation in supply chains

A proposed law would require larger companies operating in the UK to show where commodities such as cocoa, soy, rubber, and palm oil originated from. Critics though say the plan is flawed and lacks detail on penalties.