Sweet! Nestlé commits to net zero emissions by 2050

One of its commitments include launching more products that have a better environmental footprint and contribute a balanced diet

UN: Solar leads $2.6tn global renewable energy investment

Solar power capacity will have risen to more than 26 times the 2009 level – from 25GW to an estimated 663GW – by the end of the year

Drinking water ‘still urgently needed by 845m people’

In order to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, these people will need to gain access to water and sanitation by 2030

UN steps up commitment to protect environmental rights defenders

People defending the environment have faced violence, including killings and sexual violence, smear campaigns and other forms of intimidation

COP26: Glasgow chosen to host major UN climate summit in 2020

If the UK’s bid, in partnership with Italy, is successful, the event will take place at the Scottish Events Campus

UN and IRENA join forces to accelerate renewable energy uptake

They intend to step up the exchange of knowledge on the energy transition to help tackle climate change

Greta Thunberg to sail across Atlantic for UN climate summit

She has refused to fly because of the high greenhouse gases emitted by aeroplanes

Five-course menu served up for sustainable food system

Agriculture and related land-use change generate one quarter of annual greenhouse gas emissions

New knowledge platforms for green finance and greening business

They will provide the financial and private sectors with the latest research, data, guidance and tools from leading experts and institutions to help green their operations

UN: Climate crisis partly to blame for world hunger increase

More than 820m people did not have enough to eat last year