UN: ‘Fossil fuel production will be more than double what is needed to stop global warming’

A new report from the UNEP claims that by 2030, governments will be producing 240% more coal than what is needed to keep warming at 1.5°C

Korea and UNEP partner to support technology transfer to combat climate change

They have signed a host country agreement, which is expected to pave the way for the establishment of a Partnership and Liaison Office in Korea for the UN Climate Technology Centre and Network

UNEP, IEA and Italy launch new initiative on power system modernisation

The Demand-Driven Electricity Networks Initiative (3DEN) will support countries on modernising their electricity systems through policy, regulation, technology and investment guidance

Sri Lanka and UN collaborate to fight plastic pollution

The CounterMEASURE project has developed an approach to tracking plastic pollution, using frontier technology like machine learning, GIS mapping and drones

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