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

‘The world is not doing enough to tackle rising greenhouse gas emissions’

A new UN Environment Programme report stresses emissions need to fall by 7.6% each year between 2020 and 2030 if the world is to get back on track towards the 1.5°C temperature goal of the Paris Agreement

Governments ‘must prepare for sea level rise of three metres by 2100’

A new report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers warns sea level rises by the end of the century are likely to be significantly greater than previously estimated

New Zealand passes law for net zero carbon emissions by 2050

The Zero Carbon Bill provides a framework to support the country to prepare for and adapt to the effects of climate change