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

More than 170 nations agree to halve shipping emissions by 2050

The industry currently represents nearly 3% of global emissions

UN organisations commit to e-waste management

In 2016, around 44.7 million metric tonnes of e-waste was generated globally

Historic agreement to protect globally important carbon store

The equivalent of three years of global greenhouse gas emissions are stored in the Congo peatlands

UN appoints Michael Bloomberg as special climate envoy

The former mayor of New York City hopes US President Donald Trump will change his views about climate change

UN collects data on climate change losses

Around 26 million people are pushed into poverty every year due to extreme weather events, 90% of which are linked to climate change.

India to host World Environment Day 2018

India is the global host of the World Environment Day this year. It will take place on 5th June, with ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’ the theme for this year’s edition urging governments, industry, communities and individuals to come together and explore sustainable alternatives and urgently cut the production and excessive use of single-use plastic polluting the […]

UK-UN pledge support for Uganda’s solar industry

The UK and UN has joined forces to help boost the solar energy industry in Uganda. The partnership between the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has pledged to support the Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA). More than 70% of the population in Uganda currently don’t have access […]

UN: Gender equality crucial to tackling climate change

Successful action on climate change depends on the engagement of women as stakeholders and planners. That’s according to the UN, which believes women and girls play a “crucial role” in the fight against climate change – such involvement could range from the role of women in building resilience against natural disasters to being key agents […]

Norwegian DJ spins a climate positive tour

  A Norwegian DJ and producer has joined a UN initiative and worked towards making his tour climate positive. Before taking to the road, Matoma and his team measured, reduced and overcompensated the carbon footprint of the tour to achieve the feat. He worked in collaboration with Norwegian firm Chooose and joined Climate Neutral Now, […]