Plans for China-Africa Environmental Co-operational Centre

It aims to become a platform for capacity development in support of environmental policy to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Panama to implement national electric mobility strategy

Replacing the current fleet of buses and taxis in the capital with electric vehicles could help save around £392m in fuel costs by 2030

Global tourism sector travels towards climate neutrality

The World Travel and Tourism Council has pledged to measure its greenhouse gas emissions, reduce what it can and offset the rest

Austrian cyclist speeds up for chain reaction on climate action

The ‘Ice2Ice’ journey will take Michael Strasser from Alaska to Patagonia

UN and Google team up to monitor environmental damage

They aim to establish a platform for open-source data and analysis of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Climate vulnerable nations ‘face additional $168bn in debt payments’

A new report warns borrowing for climate finance will become more expensive over time if action is not taken quickly

UN aviation agency endorses scheme to cut emissions

Domestic and international flights are said to account for around 2% of global CO2 emissions

UN climate chief urges oil producers to join low carbon transition

Patricia Espinosa said the transformation towards a greener energy system will be critical to achieve the Paris climate targets

UN: ‘Climate change could cause severe economic downturn’

The organisation says a rising global average temperature could translate into a slower growth of per capita output in hot countries

UN: Fracking should be approached with caution

It suggests investments in shale gas should not be made at the expense of energy efficiency and renewable power deployment