Climate change: UN and nature conservation group launch fund to manage ecosystems

Ecosystem-based adaptation is said to be a key part of promoting nature-based measures for climate change adaptation

World Bank splashes out with new bond for sustainable rivers and seas

Credit Suisse Securities has acted as the sole manager of the transaction

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

Energy firms will work together to ‘protect’ the North Sea

Wind and fossil fuel energy companies from Germany and Holland have agreed to work together to protect the North Sea. At the North Sea Energy Symposium (NSES) conference held in Rotterdam earlier this week, the companies agreed to create sustainable, affordable and reliable energy without damaging the local ecosystem. The firms which included the Netherlands […]

Seagrass restoration project in Jamaica completed

A US marine environmental firm has finished a seagrass restoration project in Jamaica. The project for Jamaica’s National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is part of a €4.3 million (£3.34 million) Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction initiative. This includes improving coastal ecosystems and reducing natural hazard risks from the island. According to NEPA, […]

Gulf of Mexico spill scientists get $22m boost

Scientists looking into the long term environmental effects of last year’s Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico will receive $22m. The funding is the first part of BP’s commitment to provide $500 million over ten years to support independent scientific research into the effects of the spill and to develop innovative new ways […]