Drax joins the UN Race To Zero

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

Basketball commits to cut emissions

The International Basketball Federation plans to have its major events carbon-neutral by 2050

UN launches 2050 ‘Race to Zero’ emissions target

A new initiative aims to coordinate commitments by providing comparability and establishing criteria for best carbon reduction practices

UNEP awards innovative start-ups working to build a greener Asia

Each winner will receive $10,000 in funding, in addition to training, business mentoring and technical analysis of their environmental impacts

‘Water is an under-used weapon in climate change fight’

Issued on World Water Day, a new UN report states that ‘efficient usage of water could help reduce planet warming emissions and curb climate change’

UN Secretary General urges youth to speak out over climate change

In his New Year’s message António Guterres says young people are his hope and that he is inspired by their passion and determination

Drought
Extreme weather and climate events affected 62m people in 2018

A new report from the WMO says greenhouse gas concentrations are driving global temperatures towards increasingly dangerous levels

Regional leaders agree to cut emissions by 12%

State and regional governments have agreed to cut their carbon emissions by 12.4% by 2030. The Compact of States and Regions – a group which allows participants to submit climate targets which it tracks and reports on – made the announcement at a report launch during COP21. The goal is greater than China’s current annual output. The […]

Musicians, nations join to end ‘deadly’ pollution

Government officials from around the world joined top musicians such as will.i.am, Gwen Stefani and Usher to commit to ending air pollution. The ‘Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day’ in Washington DC attracted thousands of people and took place over the weekend, with officials from Egypt, Germany, Nigeria and Norway. The star-studded free concert was put […]

Carbon emissions rise in the US

Energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions have increased for the second year in a row in the US. The growth rate however was much smaller (0.7%) in 2015 than 2014 (2.4%), according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). An estimated 5,404 million metric tons of CO2 were emitted from energy-related sources last year and are projected […]