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

Italy to become first nation to make climate change part of the national curriculum

Italy’s Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti told Reuters the move would put Italy at the forefront of environmental education worldwide

More than 100 celebrities admit they are ‘climate change hypocrites’

Famous figures such as Jude Law, Benedict Cumberbatch and Mel B have conceded that they ‘live high carbon lives’ and make significant contributions to global warming

Government to table landmark Environmental Bill

The bill introduces a raft of measures to improve air and water quality, tackle plastic pollution and restore natural habitats

The Commonwealth says ‘indigenous wisdom’ is vital in tackling climate crisis

It has announced its Common Earth programme will create a ‘regenerative climate change model’