New report sets out urgent priorities to rapidly make more clean technologies the most affordable options in key sectors
Against the backdrop of the energy crisis and the threat of a global food crisis, expert authors urge leaders at COP27 to follow through on actions that would accelerate progress towards net Read More
The Bank of England asked banks and insurers participating in the Climate Biennial Exploratory Scenario (CBES) to use three scenarios to look at how climate-related risks could affect them. Two scenarios featured policies to limit global temperature rises (Early Action scenario and Late Action scenario), the third featured unchecked global Read More
The fossil record over the last 178 million years – since mammals first appeared – reveals that the average mammalian species exists for about a million years
before it evolves into something else or vanishes into extinction.
Of our allotted lifespan of a million years, humanity has been around for about 200,000.
In 1.5 degreesclimate emergencyguterresKatowice Read More
A disaster related to a weather, climate or water hazard occurred every day on average over the past 50 years – killing 115 people and causing US$ 202 million in losses daily, according to a comprehensive new report from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
The number of disasters has increased by Read More
The climate crisis is the defining human and child’s rights challenge of this generation, and is already having a devastating impact on the well-being of children globally, according to a new report from Unicef. Understanding where and how children are uniquely vulnerable to this crisis is crucial in responding to Read More
Action to improve the nation’s resilience is failing to keep pace with the impacts of a warming planet and increasing climate risks facing the UK. That is the conclusion of a comprehensive independent assessment led by the Climate Change Committee (CCC) which considered a catalogue of risks and opportunities affecting every Read More
The UK on Monday (3 May 2021) played host to a meeting of foreign ministers from the G7, welcoming senior officials from the world’s most powerful and wealthy nations.
The UK welcomed senior officials from the G7 countries on Monday. Foreign ministers from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the US Read More
During the first hours of his administration, President Biden has placed climate change prominently on the White House ‘to do’ list. He has pledged to rejoin the Paris climate accord and start unpicking environmental actions taken by her predecessor.
White House officials have briefed that the intention is to go well Read More
Climate change has not stopped for COVID19. Greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere are at record levels and continue to increase. Emissions are heading in the direction of pre-pandemic levels following a temporary decline caused by the lockdown and economic slowdown. The world is set to see its warmest five Read More
With extreme air pollution events on the rise, global efforts to reduce pollution and its effects will receive an advocacy boost when, for the first time ever, the world marks the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies on 7 September.
Adopted by a UN General Assembly Resolution in 2019, the International Day Read More