Nepal to cut carbon emissions from deforestation with $45m support

The Emissions Reductions Payment Agreement is expected to help reduce nine million tons of carbon emissions in the Terai Arc Landscape

EAC calls for VAT cuts on green sectors to build back better

MPs suggest wider tax changes could offer a reset to design an economy fit for net zero Britain

Unmapped plants put biodiversity at risk

Plants that are increasingly disappearing miss the ‘gold standard’ of scientific research, experts warn

Action plan launched to restore ecosystems in Latin America and the Caribbean

The plan aims to revert the negative impacts of degradation that are already underway as well as those that are likely to emerge in the near future

Government bans peat burning on protected bogs

The burning of vegetation will be banned in sites of ‘special scientific interest’, in ‘conservation’ and ‘special protection’ areas

Balls of seagrass could help kick microplastics out of the sea

Seagrass forms balls that have the potential to capture 867 million pieces of plastic annually

UK commits £3bn of climate finance to support nature and biodiversity

Programmes supported will include the flagship Blue Planet Fund for marine conversation as well as projects to maintain forests and tackle the illegal timber trade and deforestation

Plastic waste can cause deformities in marine life

A new study led by scientists from the University of Exeter found sea urchins raised in plastic-contaminated seawater samples suffered from a range of abnormalities, including deformed skeletons and nervous systems

Old fishing gear polluting the River Ganges is threatening wildlife, warn researchers

A new study found levels of waste fishing gear are highest near to the mouth of the river in Bangladesh

Scientists fly drones that shoot sensor-fitted darts at trees to measure climate change

The drones could be used to track hard-to-navigate biomes like rainforests