UN: World must invest $8.1tn to tackle climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises

Governments, financial institutions and businesses are being urged to overcome the investment gap by placing nature at the heart of economic decision-making in the future

UN: Global nations to miss environment-related Sustainable Development Goals

A new report has found some environmental areas – such as biodiversity loss and climate change – has continued to deteriorate, despite progress in key environmental areas such as clean energy, sanitation and clean water, forest management and waste

Methane emissions ‘could be slashed by 45% this decade to keep temperature rise to 1.5°C’

Governments need to focus their efforts on three sectors, fossil fuels, waste and agriculture, a UN report warns

EU and UNEP set out common priorities for environmental co-operation in Latin America and Caribbean

They aim to tackle the triple planetary crises of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution in the context of the region’s COVID-19 pandemic recovery

Just 18% of announced global green recovery spending is actually green

A new report finds only $368 billion of $14.6 trillion Covid-induced investments in 2020 was green

Are Covid vaccines making world’s sand shortage worse?

Experts warn some places already run out of sand, a commodity used in the production of vaccine glass vials

UN: Almost a fifth of all food ends up in the bin

Nearly 931 million tonnes of food sold to households, retailers, restaurants and other food services was thrown away in 2019

UN publishes guidance for financial institutions to invest in ocean health

Banks, insurers and investors have a ‘major role’ to play in financing the transition towards a sustainable blue economy, helping to rebuild ocean prosperity and restore biodiversity to the ocean

Circular economy: New coalition launched for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Regional Coalition on Circular Economy will support access to financing by governments and the private sector, with special emphasis on small and medium businesses

EV charging points to be rolled out in Mumbai railway stations

Central Railway, Mumbai, has partnered with the UN Environment Programme and Tata Power to promote electric mobility in the city