COP26: New financial facility launched to support countries to transition to clean energy

The Rapid Response Facility will provide a broad range of assistance to developing countries such as strategic planning and technical expertise to streamline decision-making and accelerate energy transitions

UK to host Global Summit on Climate and Development this month

Countries that are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change will be the focus of the Summit later this month

New £20m UK investment to tackle plastic waste in developing nations

UK Research and Innovation is supporting partnerships with researchers across 11 countries: China, Chile, Egypt, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Peru, Malawi, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Vietnam

COP26: UK appoints champion to help developing nations deal with climate change

Anne-Marie Trevelyan will help drive forward global ambition and action to support countries on the frontline of climate change to adapt to its impacts and build resilience

New €25m facility launched to promote investment in forest landscape restoration

The Restoration Seed Capital Facility seeks to help private investment fund managers set up dedicated investment funds and forest restoration projects in developing countries

Rockefeller Foundation commits $1bn for green recovery from COVID-19

The funding will be used to scale distributed renewable energy across developing countries

Environment Bill to give new powers to stop exports of plastic waste

The government has also committed to set a legally binding target to reduce fine particulate matter, the pollutant of greatest harm to human health

Norway commits £0.27bn for UN-backed Green Climate Fund

The funding will support projects in developing countries that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the negative effects of climate change

Wind and solar infrastructure
New $105m funding approved for renewable energy projects across eight nations

Projects include the installation of 20 biogas digesters which will convert organic waste into energy in Nepal and an 8MW solar and wind hybrid power plant in Antigua and Barbuda

New $7.1m forestry project to help nations meet climate change commitments

Efficient monitoring of and reporting on forests and land-use change is essential for tracking progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals