Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership in fighting against climate change praised State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam has called for collective efforts by the global leaders in tackling climate change and its adverse consequences.
Later this year, UN Member States will come together to agree on global goals for biodiversity and nature protection. At the heart of discussions is a call for countries to protect and conserve 30% of their territories by 2030.
Year 2020 is set to be the landmark year for the country's biodiversity with the establishment of the National Biodiversity Centre and the review of laws relating to the protection of wildlife and forests taking centre stage.
The next Dutch government must speed up and increase its investments in combating climate change, the central bank said in a set of new recommendations on Wednesday.
The Netherlands’ supreme court has upheld a ruling ordering the country’s government to do much more to cut carbon emissions, after a six-year fight for climate justice.
Data missing from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's website is back and updated after a four-year absence under the Trump administration. The EPA's new Climate Change Indicators website shows that the last decade was the hottest on record; heat waves have increased in frequency from two ...
Nature is in decline globally and it clearly needs action at all levels if we are to bend the curve of biodiversity loss in a positive direction. T
Beef, palm oil, cocoa and other products linked to deforestation will be banned from entering the European Union under landmark legal proposals that attempt to help prevent the felling of the world’s great forests.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen called on Tuesday for a global agreement on protecting biodiversity with the same scale and ambition as the Paris climate pact.
The European Union (EU) delegation to Jamaica has underscored its commitment to continue helping the island to implement measures that will lessen the possibly devastating impact of climate change.
EU countries clinched deals on proposed laws to combat the climate crisis in the early hours of Wednesday, backing a 2035 phase-out of new fossil-fuel car sales and a multibillion-euro fund to shield poorer citizens from the costs of carbon dioxide emissions.
The European Union’s top court has upheld the EU’s partial ban on three insecticides linked to harming bees, preventing their use on certain crops.
A dozen countries have called for an EU climate target for 2030 to be drawn up “as soon as possible”, if the bloc is to galvanise the rest of the world before vital UN talks in Glasgow later this year.
European Union environment ministers on Thursday (10 June) approved the EU’s new climate change adaptation strategy, which sets out a vision up to 2050 to make Europe resilient and “fully adapted to its inevitable impacts”.
If international shipping were a country, its emissions would be the sixth largest in the world – larger than Germany’s. The EU is thankfully beginning to regulate these emissions through a number of policy proposals under negotiation, including a marine fuel standard (the FuelEU Maritime) and a ...
For the first time in 30 years, legislation has been put forward to address catastrophic wildlife loss in the EU. Legally binding targets for all member states to restore wildlife on land, rivers and the sea were announced today, alongside a crackdown on chemical pesticides.
Ecuador has become the first Latin American country to join a growing international effort aimed at bringing greater transparency to the fishing industry and making it more sustainable.
Ecuador’s Constitutional Court has ruled that an Indigenous community’s right to free, prior and informed consultation was violated by oil projects, and called for stronger protections to guarantee Indigenous communities’ rights to decide over extractive projects in their territories.
Instead of allowing the people to build houses in the forest areas, they can be leased under the leasehold policy.
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.
Effective national and international laws are needed to reverse the decline of populations of large carnivores—such as tigers, wolves, and eagles—and reduce their risk of extinction, reports a paper published in Scientific Reports.
Financial assistance for developing countries must be at the top of the agenda for UN climate talks this year, the host country, Egypt, has made clear, as governments will be required to follow through on promises made at the Cop26 summit last year.
Environment Minister Yasmine Fouad underlined the importance of recommendations of the climate change session which was held within the framework of the World Youth Forum (WYF) with the participation of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.
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.
Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad has affirmed the country’s support for all United Nations (UN) initiatives to protect global biological diversity.
Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad has highlighted the need to preserve marine life and coral reefs in the country’s Red Sea region.
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 ...
The People’s Committee of central province of Quang Ngai has assigned the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to work with relevant agencies and localities for measures and a plan on preserving rare monkeys on Hon Tra Island in Binh Son district’s Binh Dong Commune.
India's top court has said cheetahs can be reintroduced in the country, 70 years after they were wiped out. Responding to a plea by the government, the Supreme Court said African cheetahs could be introduced to the wild in a "carefully chosen location".
Farmers in England will be given taxpayers’ cash to rewild their land, under plans for large-scale nature recovery projects announced by the government. These will lead to vast tracts of land being newly managed to conserve species, provide habitats for wildlife and restore health to rivers and ...
Based on an analysis of the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that will apply over the period 2023-2027, more than 300 experts from 23 European Union Member States have analysed its impacts on the protection and restoration of biodiversity.
The Environment Bill has been enhanced and reintroduced to Parliament, following the government's promise to tackle climate change and restore the natural environment. The enhanced Bill will stop the exportation of plastic waste to developing countries, boost the recycling system, restore natura ...
Committing to reverse nature loss by 2030 is an opportunity for us to show environmental leadership by becoming the first country to set an ambitious legally-binding target for nature’s recovery.
“The environment is not an abstraction but represents the living space, the quality of life and the very health of human beings, including generations unborn. The existence of the general obligation of States to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction and control respect the environment ...
Environmental tipping points are fast approaching in the UK, the Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has said.
When hurricanes Eta and Iota barrelled into Central America in November 2020, they flooded towns and cities, caused catastrophic losses in the agricultural sector and contributed to food insecurity. In all, 4.7 million Hondurans were affected, and tens of thousands decided to leave, forming migr ...
As the global ecological crisis impacts ever-more lives, it is becoming clearer that we cannot talk about cimate change, pollution or biodiversity loss without talking about inequality — whether that's determined by gender, race, class, sexual orientation or disability.
Campaigners have criticised new delays to flagship environmental legislation on pollution, wildlife protection and cutting waste. The Environment Bill seeks to write environmental principles in UK law for the first time, following Brexit, but the UK Government has delayed the passage of the Bill ...
The Government should deliver on its promise to convene a Citizens’ Assembly on biodiversity loss – this would provide an opportune forum to discuss the insertion of environmental rights into the Constitution.
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.
Europe is no exception to the decline in freshwater biodiversity, due to many threats such as agricultural pollution, or the overwhelming development of hydropower, writes Dr Steven Weiss.
Butterflies, bees, flies – some of whose species we no longer see around anymore because they have become extinct as a result of extensive, densely asphalted areas in between green areas. Plant species that are disappearing, an ocean full of plastic which causes fish to die because they eat it a ...
The Commission welcomes the provisional agreement reached yesterday between the European Parliament and the Council on the 8th Environment Action Programme (EAP). The 8th EAP anchors the member states' and Parliament's commitment to environmental and climate action until 2030, guided by a long-t ...
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 benefits of strict climate policies are often underestimated in public debate, while the costs are generally overestimated, says Lucas Bretschger. Climate protection does not have a negative impact on economic development.
As the world is observing the Human Rights Day on December 10, there is a need for everyone to know how the importance of clean, healthy and sustainable environment. In October this year, the UN Human Rights Council recognized that a clean, healthy and sustainable environment is a human right.
The G7 Climate and Environment Ministers met on 20 to 21 May 2021 to show leadership on net zero by 2050 at the latest and protecting our planet's biodiversity.
Scotland has some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world and we are putting it at the heart of our recovery. There may be chaos in Downing Street, but, here in Scotland, we are focused on a recovery for people and planet. We are getting on with the job of government, and doing everyt ...
The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today called on G20 Environment Ministersto step up joint efforts, increase investment and work more closely with FAO for game-changing impacts on the planet.
Farmers are taking significant measures to control the outcome of climate change legislation. For one, they’ve given the job to professionals. Farmers decide on their priorities, set their lobbyists in motion, then go back to farming and see what happens.