Demand for nature is exceeding supply but new wildlife areas can be created by regulations to ensure housing estates bring about “biodiversity net gain”, according to the chair of England’s nature watchdog.
How ambitious climate policy will be in the future is key to understanding the scale of climate change impacts we can expect. Yet, the question of how society responds to climate change is not well represented in climate and energy models.
To mark 30 years of the Natura 2000 network and the LIFE programme, a Ministerial Conference is taking place at the European Parliament in Strasbourg today, co-organised by the French Presidency of the European Union and the European Commission. EU Ministers and Commissioner for the Environment, ...
During last year’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, more than 140 countries committed to halting and reversing deforestation by 2030. The Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use recognized the critical role of all forest types for biodiversity, sustainable land use, and mitigating a ...
The inaugural Israel Climate Change Conference, held by Haaretz and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, took place Wednesday at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem.
Indonesian coffee farmers on the island of Sumatra have spoken out against a plan to mine for gold in an area that overlaps with one of the last known habitats of Sumatran tigers and orangutans.
Joe Biden’s faltering effort to tackle the climate crisis faces a further, potentially devastating, blow on Monday in a supreme court case that experts warn could severely restrict any future US government attempt to limit planet-heating emissions.
The world has a rare opportunity to clean up the planet for future generations by uniting behind an ambitious treaty to tackle plastic trash, the UN environment chief told AFP.
Sunny-day flooding in historical downtowns. Disappearing shorelines. Homes destroyed by yet another hurricane. The hazards of climate change to coastal cities are ramping up. In the United States, political momentum has been building—in fits and starts—to confront the threat.
Bumblebee and butterfly conservationists are among dozens of environmental groups calling on MPs to back amendments removing powers to curtail protest from the government’s crime bill.
CAIRO: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi expressed his aspiration “to continue consultations with the American side on climate change issues during the coming period within the framework of the partnership between Egypt and the United States,” during a meeting with US Presidential Envoy f ...
In November 2021, the Kenyan parliament proposed a bill that would effectively eliminate the Kenya Forest Service’s (KFS) role as an intermediary between petitioners and parliament in requests to alter forest boundaries.
Land just upstream of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota was leased for copper mining — until the plan was recently scrapped.
Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri presents UAE's vision for inclusive COP28 at Munich Security Conference. Dubai, UAE: Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, wrapped up a four-day visit to Germany, where she discussed opportunitie ...
Everyone in the UK should be legally entitled to equal access to nature, wildlife campaigners will tell the government.
Seychelles has taken another step to reaffirm its contribution to ocean science and leadership among small island developing states with the nomination of President Wavel Ramkalawan as one of the two patrons of the Ocean Decade Alliance.
India and France have agreed on a Roadmap on Blue Economy and Ocean Governance with the aim to contribute to scientific knowledge and ocean conservation and ensure that the ocean remains a global common, based on the rule of law.
The Labour Party vowed to increase urban public spaces by putting car parks underground if given a fresh mandate in the coming general election.
The case studies aim to enhance the understanding of policy design and implementation practices in support of DRR and CCA, identify good practice examples and provide recommendations to advance coherence between DRR and CCA practices in the four countries.
Leaders of small island nations met on Tuesday to discuss suing countries in the Global North for the damage caused by emissions.
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi highlighted the need to support the African continent in facing climate change through providing concessional climate funding.
US President Joe Biden has made tackling climate change a top priority. One of his first orders in 2021 was to appoint John Kerry as the first US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. The Biden-Harris Administration have, since then, pursued an environmental agenda, backed by a push for clear ...
The Forest department has planned a special project to eradicate prioritised invasive alien species from the forests of the State during the 2022-23 fiscal.
Following years of discussions, support for a global treaty to stem the tide of plastic pollution is now widespread, with 75% of UN member states backing the idea.
Researchers are warning that people are funding their own extinction with at least $1.8 billion spent every year on subsidies that cause wildlife to be wiped out and climate change to rise, according to a new study.
An EU action plan to deal with fishing practices that trawl the ocean floor is set to trigger a row between conservationists and a new industry alliance that says it is fighting for Europe’s culture and identity.
The New South Wales government has admitted land clearing has increased threefold over the past decade, woodlands and grasslands are deteriorating and 62% of vegetation in the state is now under pressure from too much fire.
Two of the UK’s leading mayors are calling for urgent action to prepare for mass migration to cities due to the climate emergency, as a major report into the issue launches at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday.
Ahead of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Nigeria calls on every member of the African Union to join the HAC and the Blue Leaders.
Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gameaaffirmed the government’s keenness to enhance cooperation with its international partners regarding climate change adaptation, green recovery, and energy diversification.
A Mayan community in Guatemala is taking the government to court in a case that could recognise the right of indigenous peoples to control oil, gas and mining resources on their land.
The revisions in the biodiversity Act are anti-people and anti-science. To preserve biodiversity, the government must engage grassroots conservationists
At the government primary school, Karaswada, palm fronds woven into the shape of a large heart welcomed voters on Monday — polling day, which also happened to be Valentine’s Day.
Nature-based solutions (NbS) refers to the protection and management of natural and modified ecosystems such as forests, agricultural land, peatlands, mangroves and oceans, while addressing societal and economic challenges effectively.
The Government has allocated $65 million for the Soil Fertility Mapping Project, which aims to increase the productivity and quality of agricultural produce.
The CAT Climate Governance series seeks to produce a practical framework for assessing a government’s readiness - both from an institutional and governance point of view - to ratchet up climate policy and implement adequate transformational policies on the ground, to enable the required economy- ...
Nearly 200 nations kick off a virtual UN meeting Monday to finalise what is sure to be a harrowing catalogue of climate change impacts -- past, present and future.
The planet is facing the triple crises of climate disruption, biodiversity loss and pollution, Secretary-General António Guterres told the One Ocean Summit on Friday, warning that “the ocean shoulders much of the burden”.
The Commission is presenting today ambitious initiatives to promote a cleaner, healthier and safer ocean, as part of the EU’s contribution to the One Ocean Summit hosted by France in Brest and a demonstration of EU’s leading role in bringing a comprehensive response to oceans challenges.
A total of €4 billion will be allocated to combat plastic pollution, according to the so-called “Brest Commitments” adopted at the end of the One Ocean Summit Friday (11 February), where they also agreed to create a global coalition preserve high seas biodiversity. EURACTIV France reports.
PRESIDENT Hage Geingob has called on the international community to take urgent, concrete action towards the protection and maintenance of a healthy, sustainable ocean.
President Nano Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has made an urgent appeal to countires the world over " to take decisive actions now" to safeguard the ocean's capacity to regenerate and to continue to deliver substantial economic, environmental, and social value for human development.
The ocean covers more than 70 percent of our planet. There is no question it is critical for our health and well-being. It provides half the earth’s oxygen supply and every organism in existence depends on it to survive.
Human activity and climate change-related disasters have driven population numbers of Australia’s iconic animal to decline rapidly, with the government now listing koalas as an endangered species.
Papua New Guinea's Centre for Environment Law and Community Rights, or CELCOR, wants police working for logging companies to be sacked from the force.
The Morrison government is spending more than $31m on an advertising campaign claiming Australia is “making positive energy” under its leadership and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
The stakes in the fight against global warming are higher than ever, the UN's climate science chief said Monday as nearly 200 nations met to finalise what is sure to be a harrowing report on climate impacts.
Senior figures in climate diplomacy, including the key architect of the Paris climate agreement, have urged the UK government to maintain its commitments to climate action, amid escalating attacks intended to generate a “culture war” on the net zero target.
Authorities are pushing ahead with efforts to safeguard the UAE’s marine environment. Mariam Al Mheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, said protecting marine resources and biodiversity are key priorities of the country.
Over the centuries, there are moments when a generation has to be resolute on certain course-changing decisions that would shape how the future would be for humanity.