Update: Live map depicts spread of coronavirus

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has cost the lives of more than 1,432,000 while confirmed cases exceed 60,900,000. Although coronavirus started in China in early 2020, now it has spread all over the world, with the US accounting for the most deaths. Also, Europe, South America and India top the list with the regions affected significantly.

China eyes launch of national emissions trade scheme by 2025

China is targeting the launch of a national emissions trading scheme during 2021-2025, said the head of the environment ministry’s climate change office in a briefing, Wednesday. This signals another delay for the long-awaited carbon trading platform.

ITF urges for end of standoff in China to protect crew welfare

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is urging the governments of China, India and Australia to collaborate and urgently end the stalemate regarding the berthing of the coal-carrying vessels in Chinese ports, as some of the seafarers have been on board for more than 20 months.

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