U.N. targets small farm businesses to help poorest producers

WNM | Feb 16, 2020 at 1:23 AM

As harvests fall and hunger rises on a warming planet, the United Nations plans to use new financial tools and work with banks and other partners to help fill a gaping hole in agricultural investment over the next decade.

Total CEO says governments not oil firms must drive carbon curbs

WNM | Feb 13, 2020 at 6:06 AM

It is up to governments to drive decarbonisation and consumers will have to pay more to achieve carbon neutrality, Total’s chief executive said, adding the French firm has no intention of moving away from oil and gas production.

Saudi Aramco sees increase in attempted cyber attacks

WNM | Feb 13, 2020 at 12:05 AM

Saudi Aramco has seen an increase in attempted cyber attacks since the final quarter of 2019, which the company has so far successfully countered, the state oil giant’s chief information security officer said.

Road tanker refuelling (BP Images/Flickr)

BP sets net zero carbon target for 2050

WNM | Feb 12, 2020 at 4:17 PM

BP plans deep cuts to its carbon emissions by 2050, setting one of the oil sector’s most ambitious targets, as part of the biggest overhaul in the company’s 111-year history by new chief executive Bernard Looney.