UN and EU adopt new roadmap to tackle marine pollution

They aim to support the conservation of marine biodiversity and ecosystems and keep the world’s oceans healthy, cleaner and resilient

Global health, environment and climate change coalition launched

Many pollutants that damage health also harm the environment and contribute to climate change, including carbon from diesel engines and waste incineration

India on the ball to promote ‘green’ cricket

The nation has kicked off celebrations for World Environment Day on 5th June

Athletics association joins race to beat global air pollution crisis

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition will be working to create an air quality monitoring network that will eventually link almost 1,000 athletics tracks around the world

World invested more in solar power than fossil fuels in 2017

A record 98GW of new solar capacity was installed last year compared to 70GW of fossil fuel generation

UN launches Environmental Rights Initiative

Almost four environmental defenders are said to be killed per week – with the true total expected to be higher – and many more harassed, intimidated and forced from their lands

Eight energy firms pledge methane reductions from natural gas

BP, ExxonMobil, Shell, Statoil and Total are among eight energy companies that have committed to further reduce methane emissions from their natural gas assets. The firms, which include Eni, Repsol and Wintershall, have also agreed to encourage others across the natural gas value chain – from production to the final consumer – to follow suit. […]

Oil and gas giants invest in low emission tech

A $1 billion (£0.7bn) fund created by oil and gas majors to fight climate change has announced its first three investments. The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) is made up of 10 firms including BP, CNPC, Shell, Statoil and Total. Its investment arm, OGCI Climate Investments, is supporting US firm Solidia Technologies to make […]

Chile unveils new district energy strategy

The Government of Chile has announced a new district energy strategy in a bid to improve air quality. According to official figures, air pollution is responsible for 4,000 premature deaths in the country, costing $8 billion (£6.4bn) per year in medical expenses and lost labour productivity. The government is working in collaboration with UN Environment […]

UN launches campaign to stop oceans of plastic

The UN has launched a global campaign to eliminate marine litter. Dubbed #CleanSeas, it aims to get rid of micro plastics in cosmetics and the excessive usage of single-use plastic bags by 2022. It is urging governments to implement plastic reduction policies, targeting industry to minimise plastic packaging and redesign products. UN Environment is also […]