New global initiative targets methane emissions from energy industry

The project aims to close the gap between observed methane emissions and those reported at the company level

Climate change ‘drives 37% of all heat-related deaths’

Global warming caused by human activities is to blame for more than a third of heat deaths, according to new research

Global temperatures likely to rise above 1.5°C by 2026

It is 90% likely that the planet will see the warmest year on record in the next five years, the World Meteorological Organisation estimates

Almost 44% of pensioners ‘would switch to green pension if offered the chance’

Nearly 63% of Brit pensioners don’t have a clue where their pension is invested, new research suggests

World celebrates US return to Paris Accord under President Biden

The UN Chief António Guterres, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the COP26 President were among the first to hail Biden’s move

Biden signs executive order to rejoin Paris climate change accord

The president also signed an executive order to halt the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline

IEA: Almost 70m tonnes of methane emitted by global oil and gas industry in 2020

The amount is equivalent to the total energy-related carbon dioxide emissions of the European Union

Human activity ‘could drive atmospheric CO2 in 2021 50% higher than pre-industrial levels’

The UK’s national weather service attributes the rise mainly to fossil fuel burning and deforestation

The great European bake off: 2020 was the hottest year ever recorded in Europe

Globally, temperatures were an average of 1.25°C higher than in pre-industrial times, according to the EU climate agency Copernicus Climate Change Service

Billion-dollar natural disasters: Natural catastrophes in 2020 ‘create global economic loss of $210bn’

A new study shows six-in-ten of the costliest natural catastrophes during 2020 occurred in the US