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20 10 2021 | 13:23

COP26: Does a climate summit need 25,000 people? And more questions

It's two weeks until the start of the crucial COP26 climate summit in Glasgow - one of the biggest ever world meetings on how to tackle global warming. But what's it all about? BBC News environment…

16 10 2021 | 13:21

Coldplay pledge 50% lower CO2 emissions on 2022 world tour

Band announce a range of initiatives to reduce energy consumption, including stadium floors that harness fans’ kinetic energy Coldplay have announced a new world tour, and with it a range of…

16 10 2021 | 12:55

Scottish Government invests £1.8 billion to cut emissions from homes and buildings

The Heat in Buildings Strategy plans to increase the number of renewable heating systems to improve the energy performance of buildings and help cut greenhouse gas emissions. Home emissions…

16 10 2021 | 12:17

10 great city projects for nature – from vertical forests to a ‘gangsta garden’

Around the world, architects, activists and communities are finding ways to bring wildlife into urban areas

16 10 2021 | 11:25

Greenpeace blocks Whitehall with oil-covered statue of Boris Johnson

Protesters are calling on government to stop Cambo oil field going ahead. Climate activists have disrupted traffic near Downing Street to protest against plans for a new oil field in Scotland.…

16 10 2021 | 11:21

McDonald’s UK and Ireland announces commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2040

McDonalds’s UK and Ireland launches its comprehensive business and sustainability strategy, Plan for Change programme, focusing on the Planet, People, Restaurants and Food. One initiative includes…

16 10 2021 | 11:20

Five climate commitments to you as we face the defining issue of our times

Editorial: The Independent has always put the environment at the centre of what we do – this has never been more important

16 10 2021 | 10:32

Global citizens’ assembly to be chosen for UN climate talks

100-member group will be representative of world’s population and will present their findings to Cop26. One hundred people from around the world are to take part in a citizens’ assembly to discuss…

14 10 2021 | 15:49

European Union plans push for end to Arctic fossil fuel production.

The European Union is to push for an end to the exploitation of Arctic gas, oil and coal even as energy shortages rock countries and companies across the world, according to a draft new bloc strategy…

11 10 2021 | 14:16

Give us action on climate not just words, say developing nations ahead of Cop26

Demand for G20 to ‘step up’ with tougher emissions reduction targets and financial aid for poorest Developing countries are calling on the G20 group of advanced economies to come forward urgently…

11 10 2021 | 12:39

Airline industry promises to reach net-zero emissions by 2050

The airline industry’s main lobby group adopted a target of eliminating carbon emissions on a net basis by 2050, a goal that will require balancing the fight against climate change with the need to…

07 10 2021 | 09:53

Nobel Prize in Physics: Three scientists share award for work on climate and ‘complex phenomena’

Winners ‘laid foundation of our knowledge of Earth’s climate and how humanity influences it’. Three scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for their work on climate and complex…

06 10 2021 | 10:20

Children to plant 17,000 oak trees to create Glasgow woodland ahead of Cop26 climate summit

The site is the first woodland of its size to be planted in Glasgow in generations More than a thousand schoolchildren have been invited to create a woodland ahead of the COP26 climate summit in…

04 10 2021 | 10:29

'We see through their lies': Greta Thunberg takes aim at political leaders – video

Speaking at a Fridays for Future march in Milan, the environmental activist lambasted ministers for their inaction over the climate emergency.  Thunberg has been in Italy's financial capital to…

01 10 2021 | 12:58

University of Bath to offer climate change education for all new students

Over 5,000 students will have the opportunity to learn about the carbon intensity involved in everyday activities, such as travel, energy use and food consumption. University students at Bath will…

01 10 2021 | 12:39

Want to save the Earth? Then don’t buy that shiny new iPhone

Apple has just unveiled the latest all-singing, all-dancing iteration of its handset, but perhaps you should resist the hype.

01 10 2021 | 12:06

Premier: Greece could shutter coal-fired plants as early as 2025

Greece is moving faster than expected to phase out coal-fired power plants, as the government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis steps up efforts to tackle the effects of the global climate crisis.  “We said we…

01 10 2021 | 12:01

International Energy Agency commits to becoming net zero by 2024

IEA has announced a new commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, aligning itself with the recommendations of its landmark Roadman to Net Zero by 2050. The International Energy Agency…

24 09 2021 | 15:53

McDonald’s ditches plastic Happy Meal toys for sustainable options

The plastic toys will be phased out by end of 2025. McDonald’s says it will no longer include plastic toys in Happy Meals by the end of 2025 and make the switch to items made from renewable and…

24 09 2021 | 15:36

Johnson says he has changed his mind on the climate – but he’s still dragging his feet

Outright denial has been replaced by something that may turn out to be even worse: delay.