Global nations, apart from US, agree pact to cut plastic pollution

They amended the Basel Convention to include plastic waste as a legally binding framework

New guidance for global investors to assess climate change impacts

It enables them to evaluate how their investment portfolios would respond to different levels of global warming

Burning plastic bags
Plastic bag bans ‘can slash air pollution’

A new study published by UN Environment highlights that incineration of plastic waste is a major source of toxic fumes, especially in continents such as Africa

Climate change
UK Government should be put on ‘war footing’ against climate change

The Institute for Public Policy Research has launched the Environmental Justice Commission to tackle global warming

Winds of change: New global initiative to empower women

Women currently make up only 22% of the global workforce

Renewable energy
Renewables ‘now make up third of global power capacity’

A new report shows total renewable energy generation capacity reached 2,351GW by the end of last year

ABB and Rolls-Royce team up for energy efficient microgrids

They will work together on developing solutions that integrates digital technology and efficient hybrid power systems.

Coral bleaching
Coral bleaching is now affecting the southernmost reef in the world

Warmer ocean temperatures due to climate change mean around 90% of some reefs at Lord Howe Island Marine Park have now been damaged

Global coal production forecast to grow to 2022

That’s despite major players pledging to scale down capacity

Europe largest region for renewables M&A last year

The region also contributed the most to global power and utilities deals last year