The world is ‘way off track to hitting either the 1.5°C or 2°C Paris Agreement targets’

António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, has warned ‘time is fast running out’

The world’s smelliest fruit ‘could become a super power bank’

Scientists claim to have converted the fruits’ waste portions into super-capacitors that can be used to store electricity efficiently

Antartica’s temperature exceeds 20°C for first time since records began

The temperature recorded on Seymour Island at the northernmost point of the continent reached 20.75°C on the ninth of February

Norway commits £0.27bn for UN-backed Green Climate Fund

The funding will support projects in developing countries that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the negative effects of climate change

Natural History Museum declares planetary emergency

The museum has outlined a new biodiversity strategy up to 2031 and set a science-based carbon reduction target to limit global warming to 1.5°C

More than a third of Brits ‘paying more for their energy’

Around 9.7m households have not taken steps to change their home energy usage, despite the opportunity to reduce their energy bills and contribute towards cutting carbon emissions

Warmer temperatures cause Russian bears to wake from hibernation early

The zoo suggested the animals would not be able to hibernate properly until the temperature fell to -10°C

Global supply chains ‘hold key to gigaton of greenhouse gas savings’

This could be unlocked if suppliers to 125 of the world’s biggest corporate purchasers increase their proportion of renewable electricity by 20%, according to new research released by CDP

European Parliament declares climate emergency

EU lawmakers have voted in favour of the symbolic move ahead of the UN COP25 Climate Change Conference in Madrid in early December

AXA to axe coal across EU and OECD countries by 2030

It notes the policy will exclude around 400 businesses with plans to expand coal plants and mines