UK and Chile urge countries to take ambitious climate action

Speaking during the week of the UN General Assembly, COP26 President Alok Sharma invited the world leaders to attend a virtual event on 12th December and come forward with new ambitious commitments

China’s new net zero goal ‘could lower global warming projections by 0.3°C by 2100’

Without China’s new pledge, global temperature is forecast to increase by 2.7°C by this time, according to a new report

Boris Johnson: ‘Climate action cannot be another victim of coronavirus’

Speaking to UN Climate Action Roundtable this afternoon, Prime Minister is expected to urge leaders ‘look how we will rebuild’

China vows to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2060

Speaking to the UN General Assembly, Chinese President Xi Jinping said the country will reach peak emissions before 2030

UN launches new partnership to promote renewable energy in India

The collaboration with India’s largest renewable energy company, ReNew Power, will see the deployment of renewable energy and solar off-grid projects

‘Planet needs additional 3,000GW of renewables by 2030 to meet Paris Agreement goal’

Planned investments currently fall far below the $2.7 trillion committed to renewables during the last decade, according to a new report

World population facing water stress ‘could double by 2050’

Even if the world does meet international climate targets, the number of people exposed to water stress could still rise by 50% by 2050, a new study warns

Brazilian miner Vale announces $2bn investment to cut carbon emissions

The firm aims to cut 33% of its scope 1 and scope 2 carbon emissions by 2030

Oxford University takes ‘historic’ decision to divest from fossil fuels

The university has also asked its endowment office to engage with fund managers and request evidence of net zero carbon business plans

Glasgow’s COP26 climate conference delayed until 2021 due to coronavirus

The event, originally scheduled for November, was heralded as being the ‘most important meeting of minds since the Paris Agreement was signed’