‘For a successful COP, Alok Sharma needs to be the DJ’

COP20 President said that Alok Sharma’s role is to build confidence among the leaders to achieve what is needed

Global temperatures likely to rise above 1.5°C by 2026

It is 90% likely that the planet will see the warmest year on record in the next five years, the World Meteorological Organisation estimates

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

Drax joins the UN Race To Zero

By joining the campaign, the company commits to further reducing its emissions

Chernobyl: 35 years after the ‘worst nuclear disaster’ in history

Three and a half decades after the Chernobyl meltdown officials seek to make it an UNESCO World Heritage site

Alok Sharma emphasises UK’s intention for live COP26 despite calls to make it virtual

COP Bureau announces virtual-only warm-up event this May and June

‘Day of hope’: America officially rejoins Paris climate accord

Joe Biden reversed the former President’s decision to withdraw from the treaty when he assumed office in January

UN and UK launch mission to clear up space junk

Space debris can be a hazard to active satellites and spacecraft

World celebrates US return to Paris Accord under President Biden

The UN Chief António Guterres, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the COP26 President were among the first to hail Biden’s move

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