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Collective interest should spur us to deliver at COP27

COP26 President Alok Sharma's speech urging international cooperation on climate as he lays out UK Presidency's priorities for the year ahead Around the world, 2021 saw troops mobilise, violence erupt, and relations between old friends and allies strained. Wars, dragged mercilessly on, and tensions mounted... go to Article >

London Climate Action Week: Can the capital turbocharge the UK's net zero transition?

5 Days ago Finance Source:

At the kick off event for London Climate Action Week, BusinessGreen spoke to Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and event founder Nick Mabey about how regions and cities can drive climate action despite a turbulent political backdrop... read more

G7 promises boost for gas, but with climate conditions attached

6 Days ago Finance Source:

Communique commits leaders to new forms of collaboration with developing nations on measures to enhance their resilience to climate change The G7 group of countries have this morning agreed to open up space for increased... read more

COP15: Green groups 'appalled' by slow progress as crunch UN biodiversity talks close in Nairobi

7 Days ago Finance Source:

Environmental groups raise alarm bells at lack of progress in talks aimed at drafting historic global treaty to halt and reverse nature loss The latest crunch talks aimed at drawing up a draft global treaty to halt and... read more

'Taking the circular economy mass market': New study seeks to tackle reusable packaging barriers

6 Days ago Finance Source:

Research explores best practices that can drive adoption of re-usable packaging systems From coffee cups to cereal boxes, the past few years have seen myriad pilot projects explore how to encourage consumers to switch from... read more

Major economies are promising new 2030 climate goals, but will they deliver?

13 Days ago Finance Source:

A wave of updated national climate action plans is now expected ahead of the COP27 Climate Summit, but countries are still resisting calls to ramp up climate finance pledges A high-profile meeting hosted by the US last week... read more

'Keep stepping up': Race to Zero raises the bar for 'net zero' investors, companies, and cities

19 Days ago Finance Source:

Campaigners claim new rules ‘throw down the gauntlet’ to the various net zero alliances in the finance sector The Race to Zero campaign has significantly raised the threshold that investors, companies, cities, and... read more

Progress and disappointment: Bonn Conference kicks off new era for global climate talks, but same old stand-offs persist

17 Days ago Finance Source:

Fortnight-long meeting has made progress on number of technical issues, but disagreements over climate finance are now set to dominate the COP27 Climate Summit The latest Bonn Climate Conference came to a close yesterday... read more

Reports: Alok Sharma in running for UN Climate Chief post

25 Days ago Finance Source:

Guardian reports COP26 President has been approached to throw his hat into the ring to replace outgoing UNFCCC executive secretary Patricia Espinosa COP26 President Alok Sharma could replace Patricia Espinosa as the UN's... read more

Food Strategy: How the government served up a dish that disappointed almost everyone

20 Days ago Finance Source:

The government’s new Food Strategy has sparked an angry response from environmental and farming groups alike, but is it really as bad as its critics suggest? 'Half baked', 'flatter than a pancake', a plan to 'cook the... read more

IEA chief Fatih Birol on energy efficiency, national security, and the 'risky business' of fossil fuel exploration

21 Days ago Finance Source:

Executive director of influential think tank sits down with BusinessGreen to discuss why energy efficiency and net zero are 'the Romeo and Juliet' of the clean energy transition Mobilising governments around the world to... read more