World’s most important biodiversity hotspots to benefit from £100m UK funding

The environmentally-critical landscapes, across 18 countries, will receive the funding to tackle biodiversity and combat climate change

EU targets ‘zero pollution’ in air, water and soil by 2050

The Zero Pollution Action Plan sets out key 2030 targets to reduce pollution at source and ensure people could all live in a toxic-free environment

Action plan launched to restore ecosystems in Latin America and the Caribbean

The plan aims to revert the negative impacts of degradation that are already underway as well as those that are likely to emerge in the near future

Bristol declares ecological emergency

The city council said there has been a ‘worrying decline’ in numbers and diversity of wildlife

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Average size of animals ‘to plummet as humans drive extinction’

Researchers from the University of Southampton say human-pressures mean the average size of animals on Earth will shrink by a quarter in the next 100 years

UN: Healthy ecosystems can provide 37% of climate solution

Since 1990, deforestation has caused the loss of more than 290m hectares of forests that help absorb harmful carbon emissions from the atmosphere

Drought increases CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, say researchers

They found natural ecosystems removed around 30% less carbon from the atmosphere during the driest years