UNEP declares end of leaded petrol era

UN’s leading environmental authority predicts the official end of the use of leaded petrol will prevent more than 1.2 million premature deaths every year

Queen to attend COP26

The climate conference has confirmed the British monarch’s attendance, as the world looks to push on from the environmental progress already made

‘Climate change puts one billion children’s lives at risk’

New UNICEF report reveals young people living in the Central African Republic, Chad, Nigeria and Guinea are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change

Industry reacts to landmark IPCC report findings

Following the publication of the sixth Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Report, the industry, academia and campaigners respond to its key findings

‘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