UN climate chief urges oil producers to join low carbon transition

Patricia Espinosa said the transformation towards a greener energy system will be critical to achieve the Paris climate targets

EU agrees 32.5% energy efficiency target for 2030

Environmental groups believe a 40% target is needed to cost-effectively meet the Paris climate goals

Agriculture can deliver 30% of climate solutions by 2030, says WWF

Around 95% of countries have included the agricultural sector in their national climate action plans under the Paris Agreement

EU appoints members of Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance

It consists of 35 members from civil society, academia, business and the finance sector

Global health, environment and climate change coalition launched

Many pollutants that damage health also harm the environment and contribute to climate change, including carbon from diesel engines and waste incineration

Businesses ‘must perform climate risk assessments and disclose their exposure’

That’s according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Global Centre of Excellence on Climate Adaptation

RBS vows to stop financing new coal and Arctic oil projects

The bank’s new policy changes is part of its efforts to tackle climate change

UN: ‘Climate change could cause severe economic downturn’

The organisation says a rising global average temperature could translate into a slower growth of per capita output in hot countries

UN: Fracking should be approached with caution

It suggests investments in shale gas should not be made at the expense of energy efficiency and renewable power deployment

UK scientists recruit seals to measure climate change effects

The deep diving animals collected data that could be used to sharpen projections of rising sea levels