Policymakers need to get serious about pressing social challenges, says Swedish politician

In this week’s Net Hero Podcast, we spoke to chairman of Climate-KIC, Anders Wijkman who told us that developed countries must help the global South to develop climate technology

UN: World grants protected status to 30% of global seas

The High Seas Treaty signed between 200 countries aims to control deep sea mining and other activities in a bid to protect marine life

COP15: Deal struck to protect 30% of the Earth by 2030

The ’30×30′ agreement will see ocean and land conserved across the globe

The Carbon Column – Hotting up with The Earthshot Prize

The Earthshot Prize happened over the weekend and in this article, I discuss some of the winning solutions

Government consults on sustainable approach to marine development

It is seeking views on marine net gain, which would protect valuable marine species and habitats, for example, through planting seagrass which stores and absorbs carbon or removing plastics and other litter from the oceans

Project to grow corals on offshore wind turbine foundations launched

Ørsted will trial cultivating corals on the steel surfaces of four wind turbine foundations

Countries pledge record $5.25bn for Global Environment Facility

The funding will scale up efforts to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and pollution

‘Plastic pollution exacerbates climate change’

Both issues should be intrinsically linked and have joined solutions, rather than being considered separate suggests a new report

Marine plastic pollution
Ocean pollution to get £16.2m flush of funding

The government has announced the funding to combat plastic pollution, stop the extinction of global coral reefs and boost the UK’s ability to help in marine pollution disasters

UK joins global alliance to protect oceans and communities at risk

The Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance aims to drive $500m of global investment by 2030 into nature-based solutions to climate change