Governments agree to strengthen climate education and awareness

The decision will be formally adopted at the UN Climate Change Conference in Chile in December

UK looks set to host UN COP26 climate summit

Under the proposal, the UK will host the main event with a preliminary meeting held in Italy

Business and MPs support UK bid to host UN COP26 climate conference

It will be the first time countries will come together to present updated Nationally Determined Contributions since the climate agreement was signed in Paris

UN to help Saudi Arabia strengthen environmental protection

It will provide technical experts in the fields of environmental law, air quality management and climate change

Global goals
Ensuring energy access for all by 2030 ‘needs more sustained efforts’

A new report suggests despite more people having access to electricity than ever before, the world is falling short of meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

New guidance for global investors to assess climate change impacts

It enables them to evaluate how their investment portfolios would respond to different levels of global warming

Burning plastic bags
Plastic bag bans ‘can slash air pollution’

A new study published by UN Environment highlights that incineration of plastic waste is a major source of toxic fumes, especially in continents such as Africa

Supermarkets urged to step up to the plate and halve food waste

Every year 100,000 tonnes of ‘readily available and perfectly edible’ food – equivalent to 250m meals a year – is thrown away

Green spending
UN and Luxembourg ink deal to boost green finance

The country is providing $500,000 to the International Network of Financial Centres for Sustainability

Michael Bloomberg pledges $5.5m to fill US gap in UN climate funding

The billionaire and former New York mayor contributed $4.5m for the same purpose last year