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

Action plan launched to restore ecosystems in Latin America and the Caribbean

The plan aims to revert the negative impacts of degradation that are already underway as well as those that are likely to emerge in the near future

World’s richest 1% ‘create more than double the combined emissions of the poorest 50%’

The richest 1% will need to reduce their current emissions by at least a factor of 30 to help the planet meet the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement, according to a new report

Oil and gas majors commit to report and reduce methane emissions

The Oil and Gas Methane Partnership aims to deliver a 45% reduction in the industry’s methane emissions by 2025 and a 60% to 75% reduction by 2030