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23 07 2020 | 19:30

UK energy efficiency push offers just a third of the investment needed, says report.

IPPR says 12m homes will need to be refitted to meet net-zero targets but £3bn earmarked is not nearly enough. The government’s new plans to upgrade the energy efficiency of homes will make only a…

23 07 2020 | 19:18

Pandemic shows climate has never been treated as crisis, say scientists.

Letter also signed by Greta Thunberg urges EU leaders to act immediately on global heating. Greta Thunberg and some of the world’s leading climate scientists have written to EU leaders demanding…

23 07 2020 | 18:40

Brenda the Civil Disobedience Penguin vs the Gigantic Floating Gas Refinery.

You’re turning a perfectly good planet into a hellworld for money!       10 July 2020 The Guardian

19 07 2020 | 07:49

Nature-led coronavirus recovery could create $10tn a year, says WEF.

Report says 400m jobs could be created, and warns there will be ‘no jobs on a dead planet’. Tackling the global nature crisis could create 400m jobs and $10tn (£8tn) in business value each year by…

12 07 2020 | 08:32

Stop making sense: why it's time to get emotional about climate change.

It took me much longer than it should have to realise that educating people about climate change science was not enough. Due perhaps to my personality type (highly rational, don’t talk to me about…

08 07 2020 | 08:25

Evicted by Climate Change: New CARE report calls for urgent gender transformative response to climate displacement.

The international aid organization CARE is launching a new report highlighting the causes and consequences of climate-induced displacement and the urgent need for a gender-transformative response.

07 07 2020 | 07:41

The Climate Emergency Won’t Wait for the Press to Play Catch-Up Again.

To hear many journalists tell it, the spring of 2020 has brought a series of extraordinary revelations. Look at what the nation has learned: That our health-care system was not remotely up to the…

04 07 2020 | 10:53

Emmanuel Macron pledges €15bn to tackle climate crisis.

Emmanuel Macron has promised an extra €15bn (£13.7bn) for measures to combat the climate crisis over the next two years and a referendum on whether to introduce the crime of “ecocide” for harming the…

04 07 2020 | 10:50

US to join summit on global green recovery from Covid-19 crisis.

Exclusive: IEA chief warns rebound in emissions would be missed economic opportunity. The US is to join with other major powers including China, India and the EU in formulating plans for a global…

29 06 2020 | 07:40

Committee on Climate Change (CCC): COVID-19 can be a historic turning point in tackling the global climate crisis.

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says that ministers must seize the opportunity to tackle climate change by implementing adequate schemes in the governments COVID-19 economic recovery scheme.…

25 06 2020 | 11:22

Climate crisis threatens future of global sport, says report.

Study says heatwaves, fires and floods, and rising sea levels pose major threat over coming years. The rapidly accelerating climate crisis threatens the future of major sports events around the…

24 06 2020 | 08:31

Latino Voters Worried About Climate Change Could Swing 2020 Election.

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are in a dead heat in Texas, a state that has swung Republican in every presidential election since 1976. If Biden pulls off the unthinkable…

22 06 2020 | 08:36

Climate crisis poses serious risks for pregnancy, investigation finds.

Air pollution and heat exposure linked to negative outcomes Researchers discover ‘pretty scary health burdens’ More than a decade of overwhelming evidence links air pollution and heat exposure with…

22 06 2020 | 07:39

A New Weapon Against Climate Change May Float.

The wind power industry sees an opportunity in allowing wind turbines to be pushed into deeper water. This article is part of a special report on Climate Solutions. FERROL, Spain — A strange-…

22 06 2020 | 07:34

Unilever to invest €1bn in green projects.

Unilever has set out new actions to fight climate change, and protect and regenerate nature, to preserve resources for future generations. Unilever has announced a new set of sustainability…

19 06 2020 | 07:14

World has six months to avert climate crisis, says energy expert.

International Energy Agency chief warns of need to prevent post-lockdown surge in emissions. The world has only six months in which to change the course of the climate crisis and prevent a post-…

18 06 2020 | 07:02

Fast-growing mini-forests spring up in Europe to aid climate.

Miyawaki forests are denser and said to be more biodiverse than other kinds of woods. Tiny, dense forests are springing up around Europe as part of a movement aimed at restoring biodiversity and…

17 06 2020 | 07:01

Climate worst-case scenarios may not go far enough, cloud data shows.

Modelling suggests climate is considerably more sensitive to carbon emissions than thought. Worst-case global heating scenarios may need to be revised upwards in light of a better understanding of…

16 06 2020 | 07:02

Investors Want Companies to Disclose Environmental Risk.

There's a growing push from large investors in publicly traded companies to hold the companies accountable for the environmental impact of their practices. In the latest salvo, global companies worth…

16 06 2020 | 07:01

Hack-for-hire group targeted climate activists behind #ExxonKnew campaign.

The hackers, dubbed ‘Dark Basin’, went after thousands of individuals and hundreds of institutions, a report finds. A global hack-for-hire group extensively targeted American activists campaigning…