COP26: Nigel Topping appointed as UK climate action Champion

He will help drive action from businesses, investors, cities and regions on climate change

UN and IRENA join forces to accelerate renewable energy uptake

They intend to step up the exchange of knowledge on the energy transition to help tackle climate change

UK looks set to host UN COP26 climate summit

Under the proposal, the UK will host the main event with a preliminary meeting held in Italy

Costa Rica aims for net zero emissions by 2050

The country’s electricity mix consists of a 95% share of renewables

Bicycle projects can earn saleable carbon credits

Transportation of urban passengers is said to have accounted for 7% of global emissions in 2015

UN: 39 of its agencies achieve climate neutrality

A total of 39 UN agencies and entities achieved climate neutral status last year. That’s according to the latest edition of its report, which showcases UN entities that are making an effort to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and improve their overall environmental performance. The 39 agencies implemented a range of sustainable and energy efficiency […]

New portal showcases global climate action

A new portal to increase the visibility of climate action by cities, regions, businesses and investors has been launched by the Government of Peru. Developed with support from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), it aims to demonstrate strategic action being taken by non-state actors either individually or as part of co-operative initiatives. […]

COP23 aims for climate neutrality

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn aims to become fully climate neutral and is looking at different aspects of sustainability. The lion’s share of greenhouse gas emissions comes from long distance air travel with most delegates travelling from abroad. Further sources of emissions are from hotel overnight stays and the associated use of […]

Germany seeks carbon credits to offset official travel

Germany has launched a tender process to buy more than 235,000 credits to offset last year’s carbon emissions from business travel. The government is compensating for the climate footprint of all its official travel through UN-certified carbon offsets, according to the UN Framework for Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The tender process is open until […]

Blockchain technology ‘could boost climate action’

A new technology called blockchain could play a major role in tackling climate change. That’s the view of experts at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), who believe the technology could be used in a number of different ways. Blockchain is a distributed database that is continuously updated and verified by its users, […]