UK commits £8.5m to help tackle climate change in Colombia

Part of the funding will be used to help the finance industry become green

UK looks set to host UN COP26 climate summit

Under the proposal, the UK will host the main event with a preliminary meeting held in Italy

Tory leadership debate: Will the environment and net zero emissions be top priorities?

A televised debate saw the five candidates answer various questions from the public

Wind and solar ‘could make up half of global grid by 2050’

Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggests the falling costs of wind, solar and battery technologies will help keep global temperatures from rising more than 2°C by 2030

Heathrow Airport unveils details of ‘expansion masterplan’

The new information has been released as part of a 12-week consultation to gather input regarding the construction of the controversial third runway

Fast fashion: Government rejects advice to tackle environmental impacts

Textile production contributes more to climate change – creating an estimated 1.2bn tonnes of CO2 equivalent every year – than international aviation and shipping combined

Heatwave in 2018 ‘could not have occurred without human-caused climate change’

Scientists say soaring temperatures are likely to become much more frequent unless significant decarbonisation is achieved

Young inventors offered share of £1m to tackle air pollution and climate change

They are being encouraged to build prototypes that uses AI and data to help the UK become greener and clean up transport among others

Delhi hits all-time record temperature for June

A heatwave sweeping across India has seen temperatures in the capital soar as high as 48°C

UK pledges export support for global climate change adaptation

International Trade Secretary Liam Fox also announced an agreement between UK Export Finance and AECOM to promote the nation’s expertise in climate resilience