Nearly 60% of Brits ‘would support ban on products linked to deforestation’

New research finds more than half of the UK public would like to see the government reduce emissions at a faster pace

Renowned environmentalist Dr Jane Goodall named COP26 Advocate

She will help bring the world’s attention to the importance of tackling climate change and the summit in her new role, in addition to raising awareness about the importance of climate action globally

UK joins international alliance to reduce deforestation in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest

It has committed to spend at least £3bn to support efforts to protect and restore nature, reduce global deforestation and support communities that rely on forests for their livelihoods

G7 nations agree to stop new overseas coal funding in 2021

They have also made a commitment to accelerate the transition away from unabated coal capacity and to an ‘overwhelmingly decarbonised’ power system in the 2030s

An area of virgin rainforest the size of the Netherlands was lost in 2020 

Tropical forests lost 12.2 million hectares of tree cover in 2020, new report estimates

Nepal to cut carbon emissions from deforestation with $45m support

The Emissions Reductions Payment Agreement is expected to help reduce nine million tons of carbon emissions in the Terai Arc Landscape

UK commits £3bn of climate finance to support nature and biodiversity

Programmes supported will include the flagship Blue Planet Fund for marine conversation as well as projects to maintain forests and tackle the illegal timber trade and deforestation

Government announces £12m for planting 500 hectares of trees in the next five months

The new package will finance ten community forests in various regions, including Yorkshire, Manchester and Bristol

Government to set out new measures to protect rainforests and clean up the nation’s shopping baskets

A new law in the Environmental Bill is expected to ban UK firms from selling products which create negative impacts on rainforests during their production

Smoke from US wildfires to ‘reach Europe this weekend’

Fires in California and Oregon have already emitted ‘far more carbon’ in 2020 than in any other year since 2003, according to a new report