Climate change: Sir David Attenborough in ‘act now’ warning

Media caption, The BBC goes behind the scenes with Sir David Attenborough on the set of his new documentary, The Green Planet “If we don’t act now, it’ll be too late.” That’s the warning from Sir David Attenborough ahead of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow. … Read More

Climate change: Pledge of $100bn annual aid slips to 2023

A key pledge ahead of an upcoming climate change conference has still not been met and the money is not sure to be available before 2023. The UK government has set out a new financing plan ahead of next week’s climate change conference – COP26.… Read More

Climate change: UN emissions gap report a ‘thundering wake-up call’

National plans to cut carbon fall far short of what’s needed to avert dangerous climate change, according to the UN Environment Programme.  Their Emissions Gap report says country pledges will fail to keep the global temperature under 1.5C this century. The Unep analysis suggests the world is… Read More

U.S. Democrats scramble to hammer out climate legislation ahead of Glasgow talks

Congressional Democrats and the White House scrambled on Wednesday to find agreement on measures to tackle climate change as part of President Joe Biden’s centerpiece spending legislation ahead of coming UN climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland. Democrats have negotiated for weeks over a spending bill… Read More

Climate change: Is the UK on track to meet its targets?

The UK has committed to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions to net zero by 2050.  Net zero is the point at which the country is taking as much of these climate-changing gases out of the atmosphere as it is putting in. As part of this promise,… Read More

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. The pandemic might be seen as the perfect moment for the UN to use technology for negotiations,… Read More