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Finance ministers pledge climate action

Thursday - Finance ministers from 23 countries have pledged to back climate action through their policy, tax and spending decisions.

Could tipping points save the climate crisis?

Wednesday - Search online for “climate change” and “tipping points” and you’ll find some scary results.

BLOWIN' IN THE WIND: How plastic can get everywhere

Wednesday - Microplastic is raining down on even remote mountaintops, a new study has revealed, with winds having the capacity to carry the pollution “anywhere and everywhere”.

Glaciers’ global melt might leave peaks bare

Monday - Many of the planet’s most scenic – and most valued – high-altitude landscapes are likely to look quite different within the next 80 years: the glaciers’ global melt will have left just bare rock.

Today’s young face lives with tiny carbon footprints

12 Apr 19 - Children born today will have to live their lives with drastically smaller carbon footprints than their grandparents if climate change is to be controlled.

World Bank's new chief confirms green commitment

11 Apr 19 - Donald Trump’s choice to run the World Bank has moved swiftly to allay fears that his appointment will lead to a softening of the organisation’s approach to climate change.

Sikhs aim to plant a million trees as 'gift to the planet'

9 Apr 19 - Sikhs around the world are marking 550 years since the birth of founder Guru Nanak by planting a million trees as a “gift to the entire planet”.


Global financial system must change, says UN

8 Apr 19 - A comprehensive overhaul of the world’s financial system is necessary if governments are to honour climate commitments, says a new UN-led report.

Norway’s giant oil fund dives into renewables

8 Apr 19 - Norway's trillion-dollar oil fund, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, is to plunge billions of dollars into wind and solar power projects.

These countries have prices on carbon

5 Apr 19 - More than 40 governments have now adopted some sort of price on carbon, either through direct taxes on fossil fuels or through cap-and-trade programmes.

Trade war spells disaster for the Amazon

3 Apr 19 - An analysis of global soya-bean production forecasts massive deforestation in Brazil — and stakeholders must act fast to prevent it.

CLIMATE QUESTION: How do we keep the kids interested?

1 Apr 19 - Nearly 1.5m students walked out of school on March 15 to protest about the failure of the governments to tackle climate change. The job now is to find ways to mobilise their passion in the long-term.

UNEQUAL EMISSIONS: The gulf between global rich and poor

1 Apr 19 - Being rich, especially ultra-rich, means being directly responsible for the majority of the world’s carbon emissions.

China and India are making a greener Earth

29 Mar 19 - Despite climate change, water scarcity and the many ills affecting the planet, this generation is living on an increasingly greener Earth.

Climate denial is evil, says Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson

29 Mar 19 - The denial of climate change is not just ignorant, but “malign and evil”, according to Mary Robinson, because it denies the human rights of the most vulnerable people on the planet.

I want plans, not speeches, says UN head

27 Mar 19 - UN chief Antonio Guterres is calling on world leaders to bring plans, not speeches to a climate summit he is hosting in September.

Don't know how to save the planet? This is what you can do

27 Mar 19 - Should we become vegetarians? Is it OK to fly? The author of There Is No Planet B, a Handbook for the Make or Break Years, answers the big questions.

Six ways to fill your wardrobe with sustainable clothing

26 Mar 19 - While the push for a more sustainable fashion market is in its early days, individuals can still make easy choices right now to have a more environmentally friendly style.

Russia floats first law to regulate emissions

25 Mar 19 - Russia is considering climate legislation that could give the world’s fifth largest emitter a framework for regulating carbon emissions for the first time.


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