Home > Environmental

Could biodiversity destruction lead to a global tipping point?

Just over 250 million years ago, the planet suffered what may be described as its greatest holocaust: ninety-six percent of marine genera (plural of genus) and seventy percent of land vertebrate vanished for good. Even insects suffered a mass extinction – the only time before or since. Entire classes of

Read More

11 videos that captured the spirit of sustainability in 2017

This year proved that reality is stranger than fiction. Set against a backdrop of climate catastrophes, dismantled legal safeguards, biodiversity loss, the buildup of plastic waste and other global problems, the holiday spirit of 2017 may feel closer to "Blade Runner 2049" than "It's a Wonderful Life." But inspiring breakthroughs and

Read More

Investors Worth $26.3 Trillion Push 100 Top Emitters To Align with Paris Goals

Climate Action 100+ Press Release Paris, 12 December 2017 - 225 of the most influential global institutional investors with more than USD $26.3 trillion in assets under management today launched a new collaborative initiative to engage with the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters so these companies step up their actions on

Read More

Inspirational environmental leaders from Chile, China and United States win UN’s top environmental honour

Nairobi, 5 December 2017 – Six inspirational environmental leaders today received the United Nations' highest environmental honour, the Champions of the Earth award, during the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya. President of Chile Michelle Bachelet, Paul A. Newman and his team at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, American filmmaker Jeff Orlowski,

Read More

Philips Lighting delivers one billion LED lights as part of Global Lighting Challenge

November 16, 2017 First company to break through the one billion LED milestone says it is on track to meet commitment of two billion LED lamps and luminaires ahead of 2020 target Savings realized equivalent to the energy generated by 30 medium-sized coal-fired power stations and CO2 emissions from 12

Read More

Winners of 2017 UN Climate Solutions Awards Announced

Nineteen ground-breaking initiatives from around the world were announced today, as recipients of the United Nations ‘Momentum for Change’ Climate Solutions Award. The winners underline how Global Climate Action is accelerating, two years after the Paris Agreement was universally adopted and in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. Representatives from the following

Read More

Governments Tackle Interlinked Challenges of Land Loss and Climate Change

A new UN report says that mismanagement of land coupled with the impacts of a changing climate are key factors responsible for the loss of valuable agricultural land. Current management practices in the land-use sector contributes to about 25 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Globally, 169 countries are

Read More