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.
The frontrunner to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor has warned the EU that joint greenhouse gas targets must not come at the cost of diminishing the prowess of German industry, signalling a reluctance to join carbon reduction schemes planned in other European countries.
The environment minister, Sussan Ley, will appeal yesterday’s federal court declaration she has a duty of care to protect Australian children from climate harm that would be caused by the expansion of a coalmining project.
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon made global headlines in 2019, thanks to massive wildfires and the election of anti-environmentalist president Jair Bolsonaro. Brazilians took to the streets against it, and retailers and consumers threatened to boycott Brazilian products. But while the pand ...
IN efforts to tackle impacts of climate change in the country, the government is preparing the National Climate Change Strategy 2021-2016 draft, researchers have been informed.
The government's controversial planning reforms may be under fire from both environmental campaigners and Conservative backbenchers alike, but that has not stopped it today moving to bolster plans to ensure new developments deliver net benefits to the UK's biodiversity.
California, like the rest of the world, must wrestle with a hard truth: Our climate has changed. As we face another water-shortage crisis, we must acknowledge a sobering reality: We’re not in a drought. This is our new normal. And we need to adapt.
Canadian politicians, including prime minister Justin Trudeau, often imply that Canada’s environmental policies give our country social license to extract fossil fuels. But you can’t be a climate leader while championing a high-carbon industry.
The Morrison government is attempting to stare down the Senate over changes to conservation laws, warning the wording of controversial new environment standards before parliament is “not negotiable” and will not be strengthened.
Climate protection, preservation of biodiversity and social justice are inextricably linked.If we are to tackle global warming and promote sustainable development, the entire human race must work together to combat climate change and biodiversity loss whilst encouraging social justice, and must ...
New pledges by G7 leaders on climate change and biodiversity loss will boost efforts to strike a global pact to protect nature but an October deadline is likely to be missed without in-person talks, officials and observers said on Tuesday.
At the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Cornwall, countries have come together and agreed a shared G7 Nature Compact. This is a key agreement which brings G7 countries together to address the most pressing international and interlinked challenges of biodiversity loss and climate change. Leaders have also a ...
The leaders of the world's richest nations have been told to immediately end support for fossil fuels and other planet-killing practices as the G7 summit meets today.
World leaders meeting in Cornwall are to adopt strict measures on coal-fired power stations as part of the battle against climate change. The G7 group will promise to move away from coal plants, unless they have technology to capture carbon emissions.
Boris Johnson has set out his intention to “build back better for the world”, to protect the natural environment and wildlife, and tackle the climate crisis, at the G7 summit in Cornwall. But he committed no new funds to the initiative, and other G7 leaders showed little sign of coming forward w ...
As G7 leaders meet, the costs of not acting on public health, climate and biodiversity loss are now becoming far higher than the costs of acting.
The G7 nations have agreed to distribute globally more than a billion vaccines against the coronavirus between now and the end of 2022 in the hope of eradicating the pandemic, Boris Johnson announced on Sunday.
At the G7 summit the White House announced the Build Back Better World (B3W) Partnership, a ‘climate-friendly’ initiative intended to fund the $40 trillion infrastructure gap in low- and middle-income countries.
G7 leaders face some of the most important decisions in human history as they tackle the climate change crisis, Sir David Attenborough said as the summit in Cornwall draws to a close.
South Africa’s president has told the G7 summit that his country is determined to contribute its fair share towards the global effort to address climate change challenges.
The demand for illegal wildlife products is one of the leading causes for the decline of many species, including elephants, rhinoceroses, great apes, marine turtles, pangolins, and tigers, but also less known species of flora and fauna such as cycads, rosewoods, seahorses, tortoises, parrots, un ...
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.
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”.
Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali Apong has called for continuous scientific research of the natural environment of Brunei’s forests.
There is no vaccine against hunger, poverty, climate change or biodiversity loss. But there is a cure and it must be rolled out from the top down: it is called building resilience.
Thousands of participants from around the world joined us for GLF Africa, the world’s first digital conference devoted entirely to African drylands. Here’s what happened across the two-day event.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says transitioning to a low emissions economy offers new opportunities for development. "We must acknowledge that the transition to a low emissions economy and climate resilient society offers opportunities for new development, investment and job creation.
G7 leaders have agreed commitments to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030, and tackle deforestation, marine litter and illegal wildlife trade.
UN Conference on Trade and Development research shows that regions facing higher vulnerability to climate change are more likely to suffer from severe indebtedness. Less fiscal space means less capacity to respond to disasters, perpetuating a vicious cycle that forecloses debt sustainability and ...
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.
The Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund is helping the nation to safeguard the effective management of the environment, said the United Kingdom (UK) Ambassador to Zimbabwe Melanie Robinson. The fund, an initiative by the UK government in collaboration with other development partners, has the overa ...
Based on a media release from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ).
Former European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet will head an advisory group on setting up a global board for sustainability-related company disclosures, the IFRS Foundation said on Monday.
The first double-blind experiment analyzing the role of human decision-making in climate reconstructions has found that it can lead to substantially different results.
DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has committed to play a key role in the development of renewable fuel sources and clean energy technology.
The root cause of pandemics — the destruction of nature — is being ignored, scientists have warned. The focus of world leaders on responding to future outbreaks overlooks the far cheaper and more effective strategy of stopping the spillover of disease from animals to humans in the first place, t ...
The world must restore at least one billion degraded hectares of land in the next decade – an area about the size of China – or face disaster, UN experts have warned.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Climate Change, Malik Amin Aslam on Sunday said Prime Minister Imran Khan amid his world-acclaimed green vision of ecological conservation for coming generations, wanted to sign “Charter of Environment” with all political parties.
The human connection to the ocean touches every facet of our lives, from the air we breathe to the food we eat. As the world’s largest seafood market, how the EU sources its seafood has global repercussions at every stage of the value chain: are vessels fishing where they are licensed to?
Ministers of all member countries sign up to 30x30 initiative, even as their current leader – the UK – is exposed as the G7 green laggard
This week, Canadians from coast to coast to coast are marking Canadian Environment Week, culminating in virtual events on June 5, World Environment Day. It is our opportunity to appreciate our abundant natural environment and to reflect on the positive actions we can take to leave a cleaner, hea ...
Biodiversity negotiators are running out of time to land a robust agreement to protect the planet’s plants and wildlife this decade, a top diplomat has warned.
The world is still grappling with the profound economic, social, and environmental impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. These impacts offer a glimpse of what the land use and agriculture sectors will endure if a systemic transformation towards climate resilience is not achieved by 2030.
John Knox, a professor at Wake Forest University, was the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment from 2012 to 2018. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, who is a member of the Kankana-ey-Igorot people in the Philippines, was the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples from ...
To begin EU Green Week 2021, President Ursula von der Leyen gave a speech discussing how the bloc could orchestrate “a race to zero in greenhouse gas emissions” – alongside reaffirming existing policy goals
From June 26 to 28, talks over the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) crumbled as Member States rejected the EU Parliament’s weak environmental plan as too green & those on labour rights as too strong, while the EU Commission pretended the new CAP was still in line with the EU Green ...
Water, soil, air and species biodiversity are what create ecosystems. The earth’s ecosystems sustain all human activity, including economic activity.
US President Joe Biden's administration announced Tuesday it was halting petroleum development activity in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, reversing a move by former president Donald Trump to allow drilling.
The nations that make up the G7 have pumped billions of dollars more into fossil fuels than they have into clean energy since the Covid-19 pandemic, despite their promises of a green recovery.
The National Assembly (NA) of Bhutan on May 31 tabled the Biodiversity Bill of Bhutan 2021 and agriculture minister Lyonpo Yeshey Penjor presented the general principles and objectives in the first and second reading of the bill.