Responding to the climate crisis

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25 01 2020 | 08:47

China to phase out single-use plastics.

China, one of the world’s biggest plastic producers, has unveiled a new plan to phase out single-use plastics. China has released a statement announcing they will be implementing a series of…

24 01 2020 | 10:38

Green bonds issuance hit $255 billion in 2019.

A new report by Climate Bonds Initiative has found that in 2019, green bonds issuance hit a record $255 billion. Global green bond and loan issuance climbed by 49% last year to a record high of $249…

24 01 2020 | 08:48

Nigel Topping appointed UK High Level Climate Action Champion.

Joint announcement by the incoming UK Presidency of COP26 and UN Climate Change Nigel Topping has today been appointed by the UK Government as its High Level Climate Action Champion ahead of UN…

22 01 2020 | 09:13

Africa's Climate Heroes in Davos.

This year’s Annual Meeting featured a wider array of climate heroes than ever before.  Helping bring about systemic change to return our planet to a sustainable path. There was an unprecedented…

22 01 2020 | 08:59

Historically high levels of inequality closing the door to a better life for millions of people.

Greater inequality stifles economic growth and can escalate political instability  

21 01 2020 | 07:53

Federer responds to climate change critics over Credit Suisse links.

Tennis star Roger Federer has responded to climate change critics - including campaigner Greta Thunberg - by saying he takes the issue very seriously. Activists oppose Federer's sponsorship deal…

21 01 2020 | 07:44

Microsoft announces plans to be carbon negative by 2030.

Microsoft has pledged to be carbon negative by 2030. The Microsoft Corporation has announced an ambitious goal and a new plan to reduce and remove its carbon footprint. By 2030, Microsoft will be…

21 01 2020 | 07:28

Asda joins forces with big brands to launch first sustainability trial store.

Asda has announced plans to trial a new sustainable store in Leeds to tackle plastic pollution. Asda has joined forces with some of the UK’s best-known brands to launch its first ‘test and learn’…

17 01 2020 | 08:10

Mayors Group Votes to Support Cities’ Right to Sue Oil Industry for Climate Damages.

The country’s largest organization of mayors passed a resolution on Monday opposing any federal or state legislation that would grant fossil fuel companies immunity from climate liability lawsuits.…

17 01 2020 | 07:53

OVO completes acquisition of SSE Energy Services.

OVO Energy has completed the acquisition of SSE’s GB household energy business. OVO Energy has announced that it now owns SSE’s GB household energy business. Through its retail brands OVO now serves…

17 01 2020 | 07:50

Quorn unveils carbon footprint labelling of its products.

Quorn has announced that they will be adding a carbon footprint label to their most popular products. In a move to be more transparent with customers, Quorn is introducing carbon footprint data for…

17 01 2020 | 07:27

Business strategies for cost-saving circular economy solutions.

Circular economy principles offer compelling strategic and operational benefits for the manufacturing industry. These include substantial cost savings, which companies should take advantage of,…

11 01 2020 | 14:13

How Forced Labor in Eritrea Is Linked to E.U.-Funded Projects.

BRUSSELS — The European Union spent 20 million euros last year in Eritrea, hoping to help stem an exodus from the repressive African country, which is consistently one of its biggest sources of…

11 01 2020 | 14:12

Doing more—and better—for Africa’s food system in the face of climate change.

Africa’s food systems are in the throes of a climate crisis.  From devastating droughts in Southern Africa and West Africa to 

09 01 2020 | 09:16

Equinor aims to cut emissions in Norway towards near zero in 2050.

Equinor has committed to slash greenhouse gas emissions in Norway. Equinor has launched a new climate ambition to reduce the absolute greenhouse gas emissions from its operated offshore fields and…

09 01 2020 | 09:12

Co-op commits to 100% recyclable packaging for own brand products.

The Co-op has announced a new commitment to only use 100% recyclable packaging for its own brand products. The Co-op has banned black plastic packaging from all its products and by the summer of…

09 01 2020 | 09:02

‘Stop taking up space with your false solutions,' say furious activists at UN COP25 – video

NGO delegates at the UN's COP25 conference express their anger at the lack of progress by world governments to act on climate change. 'Stop taking up space with your false solutions and get out of…

07 01 2020 | 10:29

Prince William launches Earthshot Prize to inspire a ‘decade of action’.

Prince William has launched a prize to reward new innovative solutions for the climate crisis. The new Earthshot Prize is an ambitious set of challenges to inspire a decade of action to repair the…

05 01 2020 | 12:41

Irreconcilable rift cripples UN climate talks as majority stand against polluters

Longest climate summit in history ended weakly as nations on both sides held hardline positions MADRID – The rift between a growing climate vanguard and a handful of countries obstructing progress…

05 01 2020 | 12:31

How Cop25 turned its back on climate action

The final text released after a marathon talks harked back to a deal made in Paris that placed no requirement on most countries to raise their targets until 2025 It was Cop25’s final call to arms on…