Iraq launches National Adaption Plan process for climate change

The three-year project will support Iraq in formulating and implementing its plan through strategic planning based on projections of future climate change

Facebook launches online climate science hub to fight misinformation

The tool will be rolled out in the US, France, Germany, the UK and will eventually expand to other countries

New UN-backed label to help consumers choose environmentally-friendly rice

Rice farming consumes up to one-third of the world’s developed freshwater resources and generates up to 20% of global methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas

UN launches ‘green nudges’ to encourage universities to become environmentally friendly

‘The Little Book of Green Nudges’ is the UN Environment Programme’s first publication on behavioural science and nudge theory, which focuses on human actions and how to change them

UN launches new partnership to promote renewable energy in India

The collaboration with India’s largest renewable energy company, ReNew Power, will see the deployment of renewable energy and solar off-grid projects

Ghana to develop national climate adaptation plan

The project is the first of its kind in Ghana to use future climate projections to plan over large timescales, up to the year 2080

Energy-efficient air conditioners could ‘avoid nearly eight years of emissions’

A doubling of climate-friendly cooling could result in a saving of $2.9 trillion by reducing electricity generation, according to a new report

Climate action: UN celebrates 100th Kigali ratification

Liberia is the latest country to commit to reducing the use of hydrofluorocarbons, commonly found in fridges and air conditioning units

Game on! Sony PlayStation and UN team up to boost gamers’ climate awareness

The immersive video seeks to bring consumers ‘face to face’ with their individual carbon footprints and make them aware of what a climate change-friendly lifestyle looks like

Iceland and UNEP lend support to East Africa to harness geothermal power

It is estimated East Africa could generate 20GW of electricity from geothermal energy