Sir David Attenborough: Climate change ‘our greatest threat’

He was speaking at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland

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Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at record levels, says UN

A new report warns there is no sign of a reversal in this trend, which is driving long term climate change, sea level rise and more extreme weather

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UK-Poland launch initiative to drive low emission vehicles growth

They have issued a joint declaration to all countries calling on them to renew their efforts to boost the transition to greener cars

UN-backed fund pledges $1bn for 19 climate action projects

It was set up to respond to climate change by investing in low-emission and climate-resilient development

Landmark UN climate report urges ‘rapid and unprecedented’ action to limit global warming

It warns human activities have already caused around 1°C of warming above pre-industrial levels and is likely to reach 1.5°C by as early as 2030

UN launches new platform to fight global plastic pollution

It aims to encourage countries to make new commitments while helping them deliver old ones

New UN research partnership to battle big pollution with big data

It is working with Boston College to establish a ‘Global Pollution Observatory’

UK calls for 30% of world’s oceans to be protected by 2030

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey is to urge other nations at the UN General Assembly in New York this week to push for the global target

Plans for China-Africa Environmental Co-operational Centre

It aims to become a platform for capacity development in support of environmental policy to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Panama to implement national electric mobility strategy

Replacing the current fleet of buses and taxis in the capital with electric vehicles could help save around £392m in fuel costs by 2030