US economists win Nobel prize for work on climate and sustainable growth

William Nordhaus and Paul Romer will receive SEK9 million (£0.75m)

OECD says progress on green growth ‘is too slow’

Many countries’ progress on green growth is too slow. That’s according to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which suggests although the world’s nations are generally becoming more efficient, advances in environmental productivity are more modest when emissions from international trade are factored in. The study of 46 countries […]

Nearly a third of Africa still without electricity access

Around a third of the African population still lack access to electricity. That’s according to a new ‘Atlas’ report from UN Environment and the African Development Bank, which suggests 53% of people are still reliant on burning biomass for cooking food, heating homes and drying clothes. It says although the continent is home to a wealth […]