India says setting a net zero target is ‘not a solution’ ahead of COP26

The country is willing to be ‘part of the solution’ at the summit but will not set a target for carbon-neutrality

China sets out old emissions pledges but nothing new in light of COP26

This follows reports that Xi Jinping will not be attending the summit – a blow to global climate negotiations

Saudi Arabia commits to net zero by 2060

The Gulf state will invest $180 billion to achieve the aim but will continue to produce oil for years to come

UN: ‘Fossil fuel production will be more than double what is needed to stop global warming’

A new report from the UNEP claims that by 2030, governments will be producing 240% more coal than what is needed to keep warming at 1.5°C

Small businesses need to accelerate sustainability goals – but many aren’t doing enough

Shockingly, nearly a third of SMEs say they do not intend to put a sustainability strategy in place at all

‘Only 18% of transport firms have plans to keep global warming to 2°C or below by 2050’

A new Transition Pathway Initiative study highlights the aviation sector is performing ‘particularly badly’ in terms of setting goals

Raft of cities commit to match or exceed EU climate targets

On the eve of the Communication on the European Green Deal, the cities pledged to reach to voluntary emissions targets in either 2030 or 2050

Seven major energy firms call on EU to step up 2030 green targets

EDP, Enel, Iberdrola, SSE, Statkraft, Verbund and Ørsted have called for European Environment and Climate Ministers to increase the 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target from 40% to at least 55%

ITV pledges to turn down the volume on emissions by 10% a year

The television producer and broadcaster says the move will put it in line with limiting global warming to 1.5°C

More than 20 multinational businesses commit to 1.5°C climate goal

The firms, worth more than $1.7 trillion, have made the climate pledges through the Science Based Targets initiative