COP26: Mark Carney appointed as Finance Adviser for climate summit in Glasgow

He will help the UK Government to mobilise ambitious action from across the financial sector ahead of the conference in November

UN publishes draft proposals to reach 2030 biodiversity goals

The plan involves protecting nearly a third of the world’s oceans and land, as well as reaching ‘no net loss’ by 2030 in the area and integrity of freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems

Changing climate ‘worsens Somalian locust plague’

The United Nations suggested unseasonably heavy rainfall and floods in the region were causing the locusts to stay in one place, meaning they are likely to breed again

Greater agricultural innovation ‘is needed to tackle the risks of climate change’

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations warned farmers must not be left behind when it comes to new technologies and business models

UK businesses lead EU nations on sustainability ambitions

More than a quarter of British firms said they are frustrated by inconsistent measurement and reporting frameworks

‘The world is not doing enough to tackle rising greenhouse gas emissions’

A new UN Environment Programme report stresses emissions need to fall by 7.6% each year between 2020 and 2030 if the world is to get back on track towards the 1.5°C temperature goal of the Paris Agreement

Vogue publisher pledges to ‘inspire climate action’ in the fashion industry

Condé Nast will work with industry partners to influence consumers’ behaviours by promoting the reuse of clothes, sustainable fashion and innovative materials and technologies

UN: Tougher plastic waste policies needed in Southeast Asia

More than half of the land-based plastic pollution in the world’s oceans originates from just five countries, four of which are in Southeast Asia

Madrid to host COP25 climate summit in December

It comes after the Government of Chile decided to call it off last week amid ongoing protests

Trump starts process to formally exit Paris climate agreement

The US has to wait a year before finally leaving the deal