Big British butterflies due to climate change

Butterflies are growing along with global temperatures, a new study shows

New partnership seeks to accelerate action on climate change adaptation

The focus areas of collaboration include financing adaptation solutions, supporting knowledge, tolls and capacity-building on adaptation and sharing best practices and data

UK launches new global coalition to address climate change impacts

The Adaptation Action Coalition has been developed by the UK in partnership with Bangladesh, Egypt, Malawi, the Netherlands, Saint Lucia and the UN

Many bird and animal species ‘not adapting fast enough to climate change’

New research warns slow adaptation is putting ‘a majority of species’ at the risk of extinction

‘Almost all EEA member nations have climate strategy but around half lack solid action plan’

Common challenges include gaps in climate data, integrating quantitative and qualitative information and trying to compare diverse risks across different sectors

New app sees China save 150k tonnes of CO2

More than 200 million Chinese customers of a digital payment firm have saved nearly 150,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. Ant Financial Services Group’s new mobile app tracks purchases made through its payment platform to award ‘green energy points’, based on how environmentally friendly a purchase is. Both the business and UN Environment are founding members of the Green Digital […]

‘UK needs clear policies, not distractions’

The UK needs to stop using global shake-ups and surprises as an excuse not to release clear energy policies. That’s according to Patrick Pringle, Director of the UK Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP), who spoke to ELN at an All Party Parliamentary Climate Change group meeting organsied by Policy Connect. He said the UK Government tends to hide behind and get sidetracked […]

US to oppose separate UN climate change ‘reparations’

US negotiators have been told to oppose calls for a separate mechanism to pay for climate change ‘reparations’ at the UN climate change talks in Warsaw, according to an internal State Department memo seen by The Hindu. The issue has been pushed up the agenda by the destruction caused in the Philippines by Typhoon Haiyan. […]