UN climate chief urges oil producers to join low carbon transition

Patricia Espinosa said the transformation towards a greener energy system will be critical to achieve the Paris climate targets

UN: ‘Climate change could cause severe economic downturn’

The organisation says a rising global average temperature could translate into a slower growth of per capita output in hot countries

UN: Fracking should be approached with caution

It suggests investments in shale gas should not be made at the expense of energy efficiency and renewable power deployment

Energy efficiency ‘should be a priority for governments and businesses’

The Sustainable Energy for All initiative aims to ensure “no one is left behind” in the low carbon energy transition

Global leaders and businesses discuss universal energy access

The Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) Forum will address the key challenges in ensuring “no one is left behind” in the energy transition

‘International green goals won’t be met without accelerated ambition’

The International Energy Agency (IEA) says hitting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is essential for reducing poverty, improving health and ensuring environmental sustainability

Bicycle projects can earn saleable carbon credits

Transportation of urban passengers is said to have accounted for 7% of global emissions in 2015

Banks publish plan to help understand climate impacts

They aim to help other banks be more transparent about their exposure to climate-related risks

EU e-waste ‘being illegally shipped to Nigeria’

The annual volume of total imported e-waste was assessed at around 60,000 metric tonnes in both 2015 and 2016

Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5m to cover US climate commitment

The contribution provides the UN Climate Change Secretariat with around 60% of the anticipated US Government support this year