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Shippers fear fruit trade will be hurt

Today 11:00am - The trade in avocados, cherries and blueberries could suffer from a proposed short-term measure to cut carbon emissions from shipping, according to Chile and Peru.

Figueres wants green bonds to hit $1t by 2020

Today 11:00am - Green bonds issuance needs to hit $1 trillion a year by 2020 to support international climate goals, says former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres.

What a difference half a degree of temperature would make

Thursday - A difference of just half a degree of global warming, from 1.5deg to 2deg, would mean that an additional five million people worldwide will have the land where their homes are located permanently submerged underwater.

Can climate litigation save the world?

Thursday - Courts are a new front line of climate action with cases against governments and oil firms spiralling, and while victories have so far been rare the pressure for change is growing.

World’s largest green bond fund aims for $2b pot

Thursday - The world’s largest green bond fund has been launched with the intention of building a $2 billion purse.

Millions on the move will head for border hotspots and slums

Wednesday - Climate change will result in a massive movement of people inside countries and across borders, creating “hotspots” where tens of millions pour into already crowded slums, according to the World Bank.

World’s great forests could lose half of all wildlife

15 Mar 18 - The world’s greatest forests could lose more than half of their plant species by the end of the century unless nations ramp up efforts to tackle climate change, says a new report.

What is biodiversity and why does it matter?

14 Mar 18 - The air you breathe, the water you drink and the food you eat all rely on biodiversity, but right now it is in crisis – because of us.

Climate change is a disaster foretold (just like World War I)

13 Mar 18 - The warnings about an unfolding climate catastrophe are getting more desperate, yet the march to destruction continues.

Demand for rare metals brings new risks

12 Mar 18 - The increasing global demand for rare earth metals is bringing new risks.

Central banks threat to green energy boom

9 Mar 18 - Central banks are emerging as a bigger threat to the green-energy revolution than Donald Trump.

Women coming off second best in the world of climate change

9 Mar 18 - Women are more likely than men to be affected by climate change, new studies show.

Fiji's climate talks presidency turns messy

8 Mar 18 - Fiji's Nazhat Shameem Khan has been removed from her role in the UN climate talks presidency after what observers say was a protracted power struggle with Australian and European advisers.

We must cut down on meat, says Greenpeace

8 Mar 18 - The world needs to cut the production and consumption of meat in half by 2050 in order to meet the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, a new Greenpeace report says.

Bloomberg has new climate job at the UN

8 Mar 18 - Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg has landed a new job as UN special envoy for climate change.

Life after plastic? We have inventions out there that promise a cleaner world

7 Mar 18 - As the backlash against plastic waste grows, industry is replacing and redesigning single-use products, from recyclable bottles to biodegradable film.

Sustainable eating will remain a minefield

7 Mar 18 - Millions of people probably feel confused, conflicted or downright overwhelmed by their eatging habits.

Paris aside, the health benefits are huge

6 Mar 18 - Health savings from cutting greenhouse gas emissions outweigh the cost of implementing the Paris Agreement, scientists say.

BRANCHING OUT: When Lego says green, it means green

6 Mar 18 - Fans of Lego can rest assured that when they come to use tree, leaf or bush pieces they will now more closely resemble the real thing.

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