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02 06 2020 | 09:04

Africa: COVID-19 - Additional 23 Million People Face Acute Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa - Ifad.

About 23 million more people are expected to be pushed into extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa this year alone, the president, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Gilbert Houngbo, has…

02 06 2020 | 08:57

'A summer unlike any other': heatwaves and Covid-19 are a deadly combination.

As underserved populations face hotter neighborhoods and limited access to air conditioning, the pandemic threatens the malls and libraries where they typically find relief. Temperatures in some …

02 06 2020 | 08:54

Cut air pollution to help avoid second coronavirus peak, MPs urge.

Cross-party group highlights new evidence on how dirty air may worsen infections Air pollution must be kept at low levels to help avoid a second peak of coronavirus infections, according to a cross-…

02 06 2020 | 08:33

The coming recession is the best reason to step up the pace of renewables investment.

It will not do to wait until the next power plant announces its closure. Building alternative infrastructure should start now. The Covid-19 recession will bring fiscal stimulus on a massive scale.…

01 06 2020 | 07:44

European Commission’s €1.85 trillion pandemic recovery plan stresses green infrastructure.

A sweeping €1.85tr stimulus strategy to rebuild Europe’s economy from the wreckage of the coronavirus crisis has been unveiled by the European Commission today, promising a green infrastructure…

01 06 2020 | 07:24

EU pledges coronavirus recovery plan will not harm climate goals.

Commission argues it can raise €150bn to fund greener transport, cleaner industry and renovated homes. Senior officials have pledged that the European Union’s recovery plan will “do no harm” to the…

01 06 2020 | 07:20

EU green recovery package sets a marker for the world.

The bloc is showing the way in rebuilding coronavirus-ravaged economies to fight the climate emergency. The European commission has put down a marker for the world with its green recovery package.…

31 05 2020 | 08:38

Land area almost the size of UK needed to sustain nation’s demand.

As research shows growth in UK’s land footprint, WWF and RSPB call for action amid fears that destruction of nature is raising risk of the next pandemic​. New research by WWF and RSPB has found the…

31 05 2020 | 08:25

The case for turning South Africa’s coal fields into a renewable energy hub.

South Africa is currently one of the world’s largest carbon emitters. And it’s increasingly being viewed as a pariah that isn’t contributing as much as it could to the international fight against…

31 05 2020 | 08:25

Renewable energy sector predicted to have strong COVID-19 recovery.

The UK climbs the ranks of EY’s latest RECAI index as analysts argue renewables are a ‘safer-haven’ for long-term investors. The renewable energy sector is expected to ‘bounce back quickly’ as the…

31 05 2020 | 08:00

Public Parks Matter More Than Ever During a Pandemic.

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered humans' relationship with natural landscapes in ways that may be long-lasting. One of its most direct effects on people's daily lives is reduced access to public…

31 05 2020 | 07:54

First poverty, now pandemic threatens access to electricity.

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One in 10 people lack electricity and the pandemic will likely make it harder still to meet a global goal of getting power to everyone by 2030, international…

31 05 2020 | 07:50

'We've never seen this': wildlife thrives in closed US national parks.

Deer, bobcats and black bears are gathering around parts of Yosemite national park typically teeming with visitors Earlier this month, for the first time in recent memory, pronghorns ventured into…

31 05 2020 | 07:44

Corporations Don't Have to Pay Pollution Fines During COVID-19.

Corporations that flouted environmental regulations and spewed pollutants into the air and dumped them into waterways will not be required to pay the fines they agreed to during the pandemic,…

31 05 2020 | 07:33

40 Million Health Workers Endorse Green Recovery.

More than 40 million doctors and nurses are in, and they are prescribing a green recovery from the economic devastation caused by the new coronavirus.

31 05 2020 | 07:12

'This makes Chinese medicine look bad': TCM supporters condemn illegal wildlife trade

Experts warn the exploitation of endangered animals such as pangolin and tiger is tarnishing the industry Supporters and practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have warned that the discipline…

31 05 2020 | 07:06

Ecotourism’s Collapse Puts Conservation Programs in Grave Danger.

Ecotourism’s collapse due to the coronavirus isn’t just bad for the humans who rely on it for revenue, but also the wildlife that it protects. - Rosie Spinks From the vast plains of the Masai Mara…

28 05 2020 | 08:58

World health leaders urge green recovery from coronavirus crisis.

Open letter to G20 leaders says addressing climate breakdown key to global revival. Doctors and medical professionals from around the globe have called on world leaders to ensure a green recovery…

28 05 2020 | 08:56

Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow likely to be delayed again.

UK to ask for postponement to November 2021 because of coronavirus travel controls. Vital international climate talks due to be hosted by the UK are expected to be delayed until late next year…

28 05 2020 | 08:53

Humanity must take this chance to find a new 'normal' – and safeguard our planet.

Climate risks and opportunities need to be incorporated into the financial system as well as public policymaking and infrastructure There is a lot of talk about getting back to normal after the…