Amazon pledges €3.75m to improve urban green spaces in Germany and Europe

The commitment forms part of Amazon’s Climate Pledge that seeks to achieve net zero emission targets by 2040

Durham deemed ‘the greenest city in the UK’

The city, which declared a climate emergency in February 2019, has already reduced emissions by 47% between 2009-2019

Marine Protected Areas ‘just as polluted as many other beaches’

Public littering has been identified as the main source of plastic pollution in or near England’s Marine Protected Areas

Earth Hour goes digital in light of coronavirus pandemic

The Earth Hour organising team advise people if they are still considering organising a community event to follow national health guidelines

The world is ‘way off track to hitting either the 1.5°C or 2°C Paris Agreement targets’

António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, has warned ‘time is fast running out’

Budget 2020: Spending plans on climate, transport, CCS and environment revealed

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has promised the Conservative Party will “get things done” and “deliver on promises made to the people”

Around 750,000 seeds planted in UK’s biggest seagrass restoration scheme

The plant absorbs carbon 35 times quicker than rainforest but up to 92% of the UK’s seagrass has been destroyed in the last century

Plants ‘scream’ when being cut

Researchers from Tel Aviv University, Israel, have suggested plants stressed by drought or physical damage may emit high-frequency distress noises

Climate change’s coastal damage ‘could cost UK £12bn a year by 2050’

That’s the warning from the WWF, which highlights that this figure is equivalent to around 0.8% of GDP

Green Climate Fund provides $10m to reduce risk of flooding in Laos

Damages from floods in 2018 were equivalent to 10% of the country’s entire budget for the same year