Efficient use of materials for homes and cars ‘key to cutting emissions’

New analysis suggests CO2 equivalent emissions could be reduced by up to 25 gigatons between 2016 and 2060 across the G7 countries

Brazil to reject $20m of G7 aid for Amazon rainforest fires

French President Emmanuel Macron said the funds would be made available immediately to tackle the blazes

Boris Johnson pledges £10m to protect Amazon rainforest

Fires have been raging across the world’s largest tropical rainforest, one of the most important carbon sinks

Claire Perry: Price cap ‘isn’t underground attempt to renationalise energy sector’

The energy and clean growth minister insisted bills have gone down since 2012

UK outperforms G20 nations on decarbonisation

The UK decarbonised at a faster rate compared to other G20 countries last year. New analysis reveals the carbon intensity of the UK economy fell by 7.7% – almost three times the global average of 2.6%. That was due to a decline in coal usage, improved energy efficiency and “moderate” economic growth. Coal now represents […]

Investors worth $15tn call for climate change action

Global investors worth more than $15 trillion (£11.6tn) have signed a letter calling for G7 and G20 nations to stand by their commitments to the Paris Agreement. The 214 institutions, which include financial firms, pension funds and church groups, believe mitigating climate change is essential for the safeguarding of global investments. The letter urges governments to […]

‘UK is most successful G7 nation for green growth’

The UK has been the most successful G7 nation in growing its economy whilst reducing emissions. That’s according to a new report from the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU), which shows in the 25 years since the signing of the UN’s Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Britons have become 130% wealthier, on average, […]

G7 commits to accelerate energy transition

The G7 leaders have committed to accelerate the transition towards a low carbon energy system to decarbonise the global economy. In a joint statement, the seven biggest economies of the world recognised the “important role of the implementation of the Paris Agreement” and pledged to facilitate energy investments and encourage stakeholders “despite the increased uncertainty posed by […]

Global health professionals call on G7 to phase out coal

Health professionals worldwide are calling on the G7 nations to accelerate the transition away from coal-fired electricity. A total of 82 organisations, representing more than 300,000 doctors, nurses and professionals in the health sector from 30 countries, have written to the world’s seven largest economies. They highlight the health benefits and savings brought by eliminating […]

IKEA invests €1bn on climate action

IKEA is investing €1 billion (£0.63bn) on renewables and climate action. It will use €400 million (£252m) to support communities and families impacted by climate change through 2020 and €600 million (£378m) for renewable energy. Peter Agnefjäll, President and CEO, IKEA Group said: “Climate change is one of the world’s biggest challenges and we need bold commitments […]