More than 95% of the world’s population breathe unsafe air and the burden is falling hardest on the poorest communities, with the gap between the most polluted and least polluted countries rising rapidly, a comprehensive study of global air pollution has found. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
The European commission has announced funding of €9bn (£8bn) for action on climate change, one of a flurry of measures from governments, businesses and investors aimed at achieving the goals of the 2015 Paris agreement.
More efficient use of energy in the UK would save as much power as could be generated by six new nuclear reactors and shave £7.5bn (€8.1bn) from energy costs, experts have calculated. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
Avoiding dangerous levels of climate change is still just about possible, but will require unprecedented effort and coordination from governments, businesses, citizens and scientists in the next three years, a group of prominent experts has warned.
The commitments made by governments on climate change will lead to dangerous levels of global warming because they are incommensurate with the growth of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report.
Pledges on greenhouse gas emissions made ahead of landmark climate talks in December will result in a dramatic slowdown in the growth of carbon from the energy sector - but will not reverse it within the next 15 years, the world’s energy watchdog said on Wednesday (21 October).
Developing countries are “waiting to see” what rich nations will offer them in global warming talks, the French minister of environment has said, ahead of crunch negotiations to be hosted in Paris later this year.
More than half of the UK’s food will come from overseas within a generation, as a rising population and stalling farm productivity combine to erode what remains of the UK’s self-sufficiency, according to farming leaders.
The world can enjoy higher standards of living and more travel, while drastically cutting emissions to avoid dangerous climate change – but only with sweeping changes to our infrastructure, the natural world and agriculture, a new analysis has found.
Environment and development groups together with young people, trade unions and social movements walked out of the UN climate talks on Thursday (21 November) in protest at what they say is the slow speed and lack of ambition of the negotiations in Warsaw.
Squads of insulators and energy efficiency experts are to be sent house to house around the UK, in the latest stage of the government's bid to plug the gaps in Britain's leaky homes and curb rising bills.
Millions of people around the world are likely to be pushed back into poverty because climate change is undermining economic development in poor countries, the World Bank warned in a report released on Wednesday (19 June).
The UK government will oppose attempts to set a new renewable energy target within the EU, in a move that could put at risk tens of billions of pounds of green investment and tens of thousands of new jobs.
The EU's flagship scheme for cutting carbon emissions suffered one of the most serious setbacks in its chequered history on Tuesday (16 April), when MEPs voted against a proposal to shore up the price of carbon in the Emissions Trading System (ETS).