‘Political inaction to blame for slow climate progress’

Renewable think tank REN21 suggests bolder and ‘less erratic’ policy decisions are required to make energy systems more environmentally-friendly

Forest area twice the size of UK ‘cut down to grow food since 2010’

Greenpeace International says millions of trees have been cut down to set up plantations supplying some of the world’s leading food companies

Nearly 600 plant species ‘have gone extinct in the last 250 years’

Researchers suggest this is more than twice the number of other animals that have died out over the same time period

The world’s biggest businesses ‘face trillion dollars in climate risk’

A new report from CDP suggests many of these impacts are likely to take effect within the next five years

Finland commits to carbon neutrality by 2035

The move makes the Scandinavian nation home to one of the earliest timelines for cutting out carbon

HAVI trucks
HAVI signs, seals and delivers new science-based target

The global supply chain management and logistics giant has committed to cutting its carbon emissions by 40% before 2030

Tree planting
Philippines introduces new law requiring students to plant trees

Elementary school, high school and college students will now have to plant at least 10 trees before they can graduate

What’s the climate footprint of your travel?

Researchers have developed a tool which they hope will encourage consumers to fly less by highlighting the climate impact of their choices

Bees
Changing environment ‘packs a powerful sting for England’s bees’

A new report from WWF and Bugslife suggests many species are at risk of extinction, with some having already vanished from certain areas

City skyscrapers
Just 7% of cities score ‘A’-grade on going green

The CDP has ranked 596 cities on how effectively they are tackling greenhouse gas emissions and managing climate risks