Cities ‘must beef up action against climate change’

A new report says the climate impact of beef could be cut by 60% if cities co-operate to change global supply chains

Carbon emissions ‘to rise for first time in five years’

The IEA expects greenhouse gases from advanced economies to spike as oil and gas use increases

Picture of a power station with emissions at dusk.
Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at record levels, says UN

A new report warns there is no sign of a reversal in this trend, which is driving long term climate change, sea level rise and more extreme weather

Solar and wind ‘keep cutting costs in nearly every economy’

Bloomberg New Energy Finance says this is the case even in previously coal-intensive countries such as China and India

IEA: World needs flexible power systems as renewables rise

Their share is forecast to increase from 25% today to more than 40% by 2040

Global organisations commit to eliminate plastic pollution at source

They will set targets that include eliminating problematic or unnecessary plastic packaging and move from single-use to reusable packaging models

Saharan solar or fast food? The choice is ours

A new study suggests covering 1.2% of the Sahara Desert in solar panels could provide the world’s energy

IEA: Rising consumption of plastics to drive oil demand growth

Petrochemicals – i.e. components derived from oil and gas used in daily products like plastics, clothing and detergents – are to account for more than a third of growth to 2030

London ‘among cities sinking into the sea’

Christian Aid says climate change means coastal cities are becoming more vulnerable to flooding

Kingspan joins global initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Around 69% of total energy used by its operations came from renewable sources last year