Greenpeace’s Opinium Poll revealed that 63% of the British public think that we are in a climate emergency with 64% placing the blame with the government.
“We, the undersigned 6,034* Amazon employees, ask that you adopt the climate plan shareholder resolution and release a company-wide climate plan that incorporates the principles outlined in this letter.”
World Bank Group is providing USD$22.5 billion to Africa for climate mitigation and adaptation across five years beginning with 2021, adding to the $17 billion already committed through the Africa Climate Business Plan.
1.5 million students from all over the world took to the streets on March to demand governments for stronger political action on our current climate crisis.
New research shows that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in a group of 18 developed economies — including France, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, and Denmark — which together represents 28% of global emissions – are declining.
In the declaration, the five countries commit to step up ambition by 2020, enhance their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for the Sustainable Development Goals, and intensify their cooperation.
The government estimates that the project, which will run until 2050, will eventually remove 18 million tons of greenhouse gases per years.
Following in the footsteps of Greta Thunberg, school children across the UK have gone on strike for climate change. A new initiative called ‘Fridays for Future’ has been introduced, this will mean that students will strike every Friday until the government respond with an appropriate action.
Thousands of students skipped school for the third week in a row and more than 30,000 swamped the center of Brussels to demand better protection of the world’s climate.
More than 1.8 million people worldwide have signed a petition from environmental groups to sue the French government for failing to take sufficient action on the matter.
What if we took out more greenhouse gases than we put into the atmosphere? This hypothetical scenario, known as “drawdown,” is our only hope of averting climate disaster, says strategist Chad Frischmann.
The World Bank said the move represented a “significantly ramped up ambition” to tackle climate change, “sending an important signal to the wider global community to do the same.”
The European Union has set targets for 2030 of cutting emissions by 40%. Now it says it plans to go much further again by becoming climate neutral by 2050.
Tens of thousands of people marched in Paris and other major cities across France on Saturday to call for greater action on climate change.
In order to accomplish this objective, City pension systems will aim to double the existing $2 billion investment across all asset classes to reach $4 billion of investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other climate solutions.
Protests erupt in major international cities to demand government action on climate change as talks to reinvigorate the Paris Agreement continued in Thailand.
A top New York City lawmaker announced a bill Monday to mandate dramatic energy use cuts in big buildings, by far the biggest source of carbon dioxide, in a historic move that could set a new standard for cities around the world.
Taoiseach says move is necessary as part of climate change obligations.
A coalition of 26 Caribbean nations is joining forces to drive forward low-carbon and climate-smart solutions.
The international financial institution is spending more money than ever on combatting climate change.
The UK Government announced late last week that it had mobilized more than £4 billion in public and private financing for climate change action in developing countries through its International Climate Finance commitment.
The six largest multilateral development banks spent $35 billion on climate financing in 2017, a 28 percent rise on the previous year and the highest since recording began in 2011.
More than 20 nations ranging from Germany, France and Britain to Pacific island states said they planned to “lead from the front” in setting new, tougher goals by 2020 to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the Paris climate agreement.
66% of EU cities have a mitigation or adaptation plan in place. The top countries were Poland – where 97% of cities have mitigation plans – Germany (81%), Ireland (80%), Finland (78%) and Sweden (77%).