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13 04 2021 | 12:31

Extinction Rebellion sprays Bank of England with ‘oil’ in new wave of protest.

Protesters dressed as ‘Fossil Fools’ splattered the side of the Bank of England. Several people have been arrested as Extinction Rebellion’s ‘Fossil Fool’ protesters sprayed the Bank of England with…

13 04 2021 | 12:29

Dangerous narratives and climate migration.

Why the climate movement has been telling the wrong story and how to make it right. As climate impacts escalate, more people will be forced to leave their home in search of safety and dignity. All…

13 04 2021 | 12:23

Climate progress ‘impossible’ unless rich countries meet funding promises to most vulnerable, says UK minister.

Two summits held on Wednesday saw countries debating key climate issues ahead of Cop26. Reining in the climate crisis will be near-impossible unless rich countries meet their funding promises to…

13 04 2021 | 10:24

New UK law will stop firms using products linked to illegal deforestation.

Lord Goldsmith said the new rule would ‘tackle deforestation’, but environmental campaigners warned it does not go far enough The UK government is set to introduce a new law to stop businesses from…

13 04 2021 | 09:06

UK Government announces ambitious blueprint to create green jobs and reduce emissions.

An ambitious blueprint announced by the Business and Energy Secretary aims to deliver the world’s first low-carbon industrial sector, with over £1 billion allocated to cut emissions from industry,…

07 04 2021 | 10:59

UK Government announces £150 million investment for world’s rainforests.

The UK Government has launched a £150 million fund to help protect 2.1 million hectares of rainforest from deforestation. Through the newly launched Mobilising Finance for Forests Programme, the…

07 04 2021 | 10:57

Earth Hour 2021 Shines a Virtual Spotlight on the Natural World.

On Saturday, March 27, people around the world will celebrate the annual Earth Hour, albeit in a slightly different way.

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.

07 04 2021 | 10:05

Your Smart TV May Be Wasting Lots of Energy When 'Off'

While the energy efficiency of America's smart televisions has improved greatly since flat panel models were first introduced, some of the energy savings are at risk due to new "smart wake" features…

07 04 2021 | 09:54

Wind and Solar Can Improve Energy Security and Independence in Albania

IRENA’s renewables readiness assessment offers Albania recommendations to align energy policy with growth and climate agendas.

07 04 2021 | 09:53

Biden’s $2tn infrastructure plan aims to ‘finally address climate crisis as a nation'

President says new plan will allow ‘transformational progress’ by bolstering investments in clean energy and electric vehicles. Joe Biden has said his new infrastructure plan will allow “…

07 04 2021 | 09:44

G7 should double help for poorer countries to cut CO2 emissions, says UN

Richer nations also urged to ensure make-or-break climate talks this year are a success. The world’s richest G7 group of countries must double the amount of finance they are offering to poor…

07 04 2021 | 09:04

UK Government accused of COP26 'greenwashing' over deal with 'planet wrecking' firm

The UK Government has been accused of turning COP26 into a “greenwashing platform” after partnering with a firm that has been condemned by environmental groups for sourcing palm oil products from…

07 04 2021 | 09:02

HSBC and IFC green bond fund raises $538M

HSBC Asset Management and IFC have announced the final closing of the HSBC Real Economy Green Investment Opportunity GEM Bond Fund (REGIO), boosting access to climate finance and helping further…

06 04 2021 | 14:33

Fossil fuels get too many government handouts. Biden wants to cut them off.

The American Jobs Plan proposes taking away major tax breaks for the fossil fuel industry. One of the great ironies of climate politics is that America continues to subsidize — to the tune of…

05 04 2021 | 09:55

France’s Biggest Insurer Dumps German Power Giant Over Coal

The decision is precedent-setting for the insurance industry. Axa SA, France’s biggest insurer, is dropping German energy giant RWE AG as a client in a decision that highlights how taboo the coal…

05 04 2021 | 09:51

Europe passes milestone with half of coal plants closed or set to retire by 2030

Half of Europe’s 324 coal-fueled power plants have either closed or announced a retirement date before 2030, it emerged on Monday (22 March) when French power utility EDF announced the 162nd plant…

05 04 2021 | 09:45

Line 3: Stopping the Next Big Climate Threat Crossing the U.S.-Canada Border

One of President Joe Biden's first acts in office put an end to a decade-long fight over the Keystone XL — a pipeline that would have carried climate-polluting tar sands from Alberta, Canada into the…

04 04 2021 | 08:53

Really now? "Nigel Farage appointed to advisory board of green finance firm."

He has criticised Greta Thunberg for “alarmism” and wind power as “economic insanity” – but Nigel Farage appears to have made a U-turn on climate change, after signing up as a lobbyist for a Dutch…

04 04 2021 | 08:48

The Gambia upholds ban on skin bleaching.

Gambian lawmakers voted to uphold a ban on skin-lightening products after a debate in parliament. Skin-lightening or bleaching agents, especially unauthorised ones, may cause multiple health risks…