Britain’s National Health Service pledged to become the world’s first health care system to cut carbon emissions to net zero, hoping to achieve that by 2040 with measures from electric ambulances to energy-efficient hospitals.
England must launch the biggest council and social house building drive in its history to rescue millions of people from a future in dangerous, overcrowded or unsuitable homes, a cross-party commission told the government.
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, a Social Democrat, threatened to make pensions a central theme in the next national elections in 2021 unless Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives agree to guarantee pension levels until 2040.
If climate change curbs live up to their promise, oil demand may fall 20 percent by 2040, Exxon Mobil Corp. said in one forward-looking report. But a more likely scenario is it will grow by 20 percent, the company said in separate outlook, Bloomberg reported.