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

Chile cancels UN climate summit amid ongoing protests

The COP25 climate summit was scheduled to take place between 2nd and 13th December

Vladimir Putin slams Greta Thunberg’s impassioned climate speech

The Russian leader said “nobody explained to Greta that the modern world is complicated and complex”

UN and Germany launch new initiative to accelerate green economy

The Global Opportunities for Sustainable Development Goals will foster exchange on innovative and successful practices through newly designed regional sustainability hubs

UK leads new global alliance to protect world’s oceans

The Global Ocean Alliance will push to ensure at least a third of the oceans is safeguarded in Marine Protected Areas by 2030

Climate change: Cool Coalition to turn down the heat with new commitments

Set up in April this year, the Coalition consists of more than 80 partners aiming to expand access to cooling while reducing the climate impact

Greta Thunberg tells world leaders: ‘You have stolen my dreams and my childhood’

In an impassioned speech delivered at a UN climate summit, the 16-year-old climate activist said politicians must deliver more ambition on reducing global greenhouse gas emissions

Video games industry levels up in fight against climate change

Commitments have been made by a total of 21 companies in the gaming sector as part of the Playing for the Planet Alliance