New research and innovation hub to tackle global plastic waste

The UK is contributing £25m and will play a leading role in designing and running the Marine Plastics Research and Innovation Framework

Scientific advisors promote climate change knowledge exchange

Experts from across the Commonwealth are to establish a knowledge exchange network to tackle issues such as climate change, food security and the state of the oceans

UK Government to ban plastic straws and cotton buds

It is part of the government’s efforts to reduce plastic waste in the world’s oceans

Fiji launches international green bond

It started trading on the London Stock Exchange this morning

Game on! Michael Gove calls on sports sector to join plastic pollution fight

Representatives from the sports industry will explore how the sector can help tackle plastic waste

Theresa May announces £61.4m to tackle global plastic waste

The Prime Minister is to call on Commonwealth Heads of Government to join an alliance to fight plastic pollution

$100bn of green funding for vulnerable nations

A new Commonwealth initiative will unlock billions in climate finance for developing countries. The ‘Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub’ was officially launched last month by Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland and Mauritius Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth at a signing ceremony in New York. It will help 31 vulnerable nations such as Jamaica, Barbados, Mauritius and Namibia deal […]

UK launches climate support for small islands

The UK Government will provide climate change support for the Commomwealth’s small islands. Prime Minister David Cameron launched a “multi-billion” pound package to help those regions preserve their marine environments and economic developments. The UK will invest in locating valuable marine resources, strengthening their capacity to manage their local fisheries, tackling pollution and developing coastal […]