US-based telecommunications company Verizon has pledged to plant more than 250,000 trees in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico as part of its tree restoration efforts in the areas affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
The Environmental Audit Committee in the UK has issued a report suggesting the adoption of the ‘polluter pays’ principle forcing retailers and drink firms to pay for the recycling of the plastic waste they create.
Boston became the 60th city in the Massachusetts state to put a ban on plastic bags and reduce some of the 357 million single-use plastic bags the city uses approximately every year.
BHP Billiton, a British-Australian mining company has announced it will withdraw its membership from energy associations which don’t hold an active position on climate and energy policy, emphasising its commitment to take responsible action against global warming.
New data has shown that renewable energy has provided one-third of Germany’s electricity this year, with wind energy becoming the third largest electricity source surpassing natural gas and nuclear energy.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called the New York State Common Retirement Fund to halt investments in fossil fuels and set up a ‘decarbonisation’ strategy to secure future pensions from financial climate risks.
On Tuesday, the European Union approved energy standards for all-new public buildings within the 28 countries.
In a recent interview Erik Solheim, Executive Director of UN Environment has argued that technical jargon alienates people keen on taking climate action, calling for an urgent change in language.
The Vatican has announced the first round of finalists of its competition calling for climate change focused start-ups from around the world to submit innovative ideas that contribute to the mitigation of global warming.
France has taken another bold step towards combatting climate change by passing legislation to end all oil and gas exploration and production by 2040. It will also ensure that no new exploration permits are granted within French territories from now.
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