UN launches ‘world’s largest platform’ for air quality data

Air pollution not only affects people’s health but also the ecosystems and food production and is linked to climate change

Climate change ‘could cost global economy nearly $10tn by 2050’

A new report warns nature losses and environmental damage need to be rapidly reversed in order to avoid severe financial losses across multiple vital sectors

Global corporates bought record 19.5GW of clean energy in 2019

More than 100 corporations in 23 different countries signed PPAs last year

Climate change: UN and nature conservation group launch fund to manage ecosystems

Ecosystem-based adaptation is said to be a key part of promoting nature-based measures for climate change adaptation

Priceless Planet: Mastercard and partners launch coalition for climate action

The Priceless Planet Coalition brings together organisations including Citibank, Saks Fifth Avenue and Transport for London and aims to plant 100m trees over five years

Climate action ‘A list’: H&M, L’Oreal and Sainsbury’s among 179 corporates named

Non-profit CDP recognises companies leading on environmental transparency and performance, helping address climate risks and build a future that is zero carbon

US gains on China in clean investment stakes

Bloomberg New Energy Finance says despite China remaining the world’s largest investor in renewables, with $83.4 billion of new spending in the sector last year, this was 8% down on 2018

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Siemens and Saudi Aramco among new members joining the Hydrogen Council

The CEO-led organisation is a global initiative of leading energy, transport and industry companies with a vision and long term goal for hydrogen to foster the energy transition

Climate threats top chart of global concerns for 2020

The World Economic Forum says politicians must work to avoid economic and political polarisation and instead encourage collective efforts to tackle environmental issues

Climate change increases risk of wildfires, scientists confirm

A review of research shows links between climate change and increased frequency or severity of so-called ‘fire weather’