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

Global tourism sector travels towards climate neutrality

The World Travel and Tourism Council has pledged to measure its greenhouse gas emissions, reduce what it can and offset the rest

Austrian cyclist speeds up for chain reaction on climate action

The ‘Ice2Ice’ journey will take Michael Strasser from Alaska to Patagonia

UN and Google team up to monitor environmental damage

They aim to establish a platform for open-source data and analysis of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Climate vulnerable nations ‘face additional $168bn in debt payments’

A new report warns borrowing for climate finance will become more expensive over time if action is not taken quickly