The European Union committed 50 million euros to help the countries of West Africa's Sahel region set up a multinational force to combat Islamist militant groups.
The United States and Russia have found a new geopolitical 'battlefield' in Venezuela.
The governor of the Bank of Portugal has called the measures that the European Commission has taken.
Nearly 200 nations, including the US, agreed in 2015 to voluntarily reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to combat climate change.
China has been the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases stoking global warming since 2007.