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16 10 2021 | 11:20

Five climate commitments to you as we face the defining issue of our times

Editorial: The Independent has always put the environment at the centre of what we do – this has never been more important

08 10 2021 | 09:40

Middle East and North Africa Climate Week 2022 to Launch in March

UN Climate Change News, 7 October 2021 – The dates have been announced for the launch of the first-ever Middle East and North Africa Climate Week (MENACW) in 2022. The event, designed to kick off a…

01 10 2021 | 13:47

Africa Climate Week 2021 Sets Scene for Regional Ambition ahead of COP26

UN Climate Change News, 30 September 2021 – Africa Climate Week 2021 wrapped up this week with Virtual Thematic Sessions helping to set the scene for more ambitious regional action to tackle climate…

01 10 2021 | 12:58

University of Bath to offer climate change education for all new students

Over 5,000 students will have the opportunity to learn about the carbon intensity involved in everyday activities, such as travel, energy use and food consumption. University students at Bath will…

01 10 2021 | 12:04

Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance calls for scaling up of carbon dioxide removal solutions

Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance paper states Asset Owners must scale investment into impactful carbon management and negative emissions technologies both inside and outside of value chains. The…

03 09 2021 | 13:14

Abandoned pits of former mining town fuel green revolution

Project in Seaham, County Durham, will use water from mine shafts to heat 1,500 new homes Kevin Shaw remembers Seaham in its mining heyday, when the three pits in the town provided thousands of jobs…

30 07 2021 | 09:20

How to make your next takeaway dinner more environmentally-friendly

As our consumption habits change to reduce our impact on the planet, Kate Ng takes a look at how we can make takeaways more environmentally friendly

26 07 2021 | 13:59

German energy demand possible through renewables alone in next 10-15 years

Germany’s entire energy demand can be met through renewable energies alone within the next ten to fifteen years, according to a new report by the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin…

17 07 2021 | 09:39

UNCDF Releases Breakthrough Publication on Inclusive Digital Economies for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

THURSDAY 08 July 2021 (New York): The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has released a breakthrough publication ‘Inclusive Digital Economies for the Sustainable Development Goals’.…

16 06 2021 | 09:02

COP26: Bridging the gap of climate ambition.

This FTSE Russell paper estimates that the resulting global trajectory will lead to a 2.9°C warming ‒ a level that still falls short from the “well below 2°C” Paris target. Following recent…

05 06 2021 | 12:29

UN Secretary-General’s Remarks to Clean Energy Ministerial Santiago, Chile

Friends,   I thank the Government of Chile for hosting the sixth Mission Innovation Ministerial and for launching Mission Innovation 2.0.   Mission Innovation plays a crucial role in accelerating…

02 06 2021 | 11:10

Mozambique launches build of new $1bn power projects.

Temane initiative is a regional game-changer, says developer. Maputo  — Mozambique on Monday began construction of gas-to-power plant and transmission line projects worth $1bn in the southern…

26 05 2021 | 08:44

Installing solar panels over California’s canals could yield water, land, air and climate payoffs

Climate change and water scarcity are front and center in the western U.S. The region’s climate is warming, a severe multi-year drought is underway and groundwater supplies are being overpumped in…

15 05 2021 | 13:11

UN: Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2021 Set to Boost Regional Climate Action.

UN Climate Change News, 11 May 2021 – The virtual thematic sessions of Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2021 (11 to 14 May), hosted by the Government of the Dominican Republic, kicked off…

07 05 2021 | 09:21

UK replaces France as Europe’s second largest electric car market.

About 31,800 battery electric cars were sold in Britain in first three months of 2021. The UK overtook France to become Europe’s second largest electric car market in the first quarter of the year,…

20 04 2021 | 16:52

ECCAS and UNCDF announce agreement to strengthen financial services for African migrants and families.

TUESDAY 20 April 2021 (New York, New York USA and Libreville, Gabon). The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) today announced…

07 04 2021 | 10:50

Nature-Based Solutions Can Save the Planet, but Only if We Change Our Diets

Natural ecosystems, such as forests, grasslands and oceans, do a pretty good job of storing carbon and supporting biodiversity.

22 12 2020 | 15:43

Better Breathing: 6 of the Best Plants for Indoor Air Quality

The average American spends 90% of their time indoors. Unfortunately, indoor air quality ranks as one of the top threats to human health, according to the EPA. Indoor air is commonly 2 to 5 times…

09 11 2020 | 07:13

Change Game: your chance to simulate climate change.

Change Game is a video game that confronts the complexity of climate change, and how it interacts with society and natural ecosystems.

20 10 2020 | 09:59

How best to achieve a desirable transition to a low-carbon economy: the case of Sub-Saharan Africa.

Scientific support to climate action is not only about exploring capacity of “what”, but also about assessing desirability of “when”, “where”, and especially for “whom”.   The changes we have been…