British Olympians and Paralympians urge government to ‘race to win’ against climate change

A total of 300 British athletes have signed a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling for a ‘truly green approach’ to the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic

EU proposes more efficient air traffic management to reduce emissions

The upgrade of the Single European Sky regulatory framework is expected to help reduce up to 10% of air transport emissions

China vows to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2060

Speaking to the UN General Assembly, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country will reach peak emissions before 2030

Government proposes tax on gas suppliers to fund green gas production plants

It expects the effect on consumer bills to be ‘relatively minor’, estimated to peak at around £6.90 on an annual gas bill

Arctic sea ice has reached its ‘second-lowest’ level in 42-year satellite record

The heatwaves in Siberia and the massive fires may be responsible for the ice melt, according to a new report

Metals made from deep-sea rocks ‘could help slash environmental impact of EV batteries’

A study has found producing battery metals from underwater ‘nodules’ can reduce related carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 75% compared to mining operations on land

UK launches COP26 Energy Transition Council to accelerate switch to clean power

The new body will work with representatives of governments to ensure that for every country renewable energy is the most attractive option

Prince Charles: ‘Climate crisis could dwarf the impact of coronavirus pandemic’

The Prince of Wales spoke during the opening ceremony of international climate summit Climate Week

‘Richest 1% generate more than double the total emissions of the poorest half of the world’

The richest 10% accounted for more than half of all emissions generated between 1990 and 2015, according to a new report

Global coalition launches liability roadmap to make big polluters pay

Liability refers to using tools – legal, legislative, policy, cultural – to hold corporations and industries responsible for their roles in driving the climate crisis and undermining action to address it