COP26 Live: Boris Johnson urges world leaders to act now as “it’s one minute to midnight”

In the COP26 opening ceremony later today, the Prime Minister will commit to increasing the climate finance to £1 billion by 2025

UK becomes first G20 country to mandate large businesses disclose climate risks

Banks, insurers and private companies with more than 500 employees will have to disclose climate-related financial information from April 2022

A five times faster cut in energy-related carbon intensity ‘could help the world hit the 1.5°C target’

New research finds that there is no country in the G20 that has achieved the 12.9% rate of decarbonisation required to limit global warming

Fossil fuel share of global energy mix is ‘just as high as a decade ago’

In 2019, fossil fuels made up 80.2% of the global energy mix, compared to 80.3% in 2009, according to a new report

‘UK needs 49.5GW of flexibility to become 100% renewable’

Wärtsilä says this is necessary for the UK’s energy systems to be powered by 100% renewable energy

‘Richest 1% generate more than double the total emissions of the poorest half of the world’

The richest 10% accounted for more than half of all emissions generated between 1990 and 2015, according to a new report

Climate change and Covid-19 ‘threaten to push almost 270m people to the brink of starvation’

UN Food Chief has warned food scarcity could be a ‘terrifying possibility’ in up to three dozen countries if the world stops actions against global hunger crisis

‘At least 40% of the world must adopt healthy diets by 2030 to tackle climate threat’

Currently, the food systems in G20 countries are emitting nearly 75% of the total global food-related carbon emissions, according to a new report

Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance surges to almost $4tn

Four more investors have joined the UN-convened network

EU, Japan and US to co-operate on hydrogen and fuel cells

They believe the technologies could bring significant benefits to the energy sector, the economy and the environment