Costa Rica receives UN’s highest environmental honour

The Central American country has won the UN Environment Programme’s 2019 Champions of the Earth award

UK scientists granted £60m share to tackle global environmental challenges

The funding will be matched by international collaborators from nations including China, India, Japan and the US

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Amnesty International questions ethics of EV batteries

The charity has suggested the mining and production processes associated with batteries may be ethically and environmentally harmful

EU invests €116m in climate and environmental projects

They include the development of sustainable public transport and infrastructure for cycling and electric vehicles

UK Government doesn’t commit to replacing all EU environment laws

The Environmental Audit Committee has voiced disappointment a firm pledge has not been made

New legislation means pension funds must assess climate risks

The UK Government will require trustees to be able to explain investment decisions by the 1st of October 2019

Plans for China-Africa Environmental Co-operational Centre

It aims to become a platform for capacity development in support of environmental policy to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

EU launches proposals to help investors lead way to green economy

It says leveraging funding to reduce the region’s environmental footprint while enhancing the competitiveness of its economy is vital

Not all of UK’s pension funds taking climate risks into account

The Environmental Audit Committee said six out of 25 industry leaders do not formally consider climate change as a strategic danger

Ministry of Justice responds to environmental report

In its original report, the Environmental Audit Committee claimed the department failed to meet its own “unambitious” environmental targets