‘If global climate warms by 2°C, 230 billion tonnes of CO2 will be released from soils’

That’s the dire warning from the University of Exeter, which says this could cause a catastrophic feedback loop

TenneT launches biodiversity programme at undersea cable projects in North Sea

The plan involves the replacement of granite parts at three cable intersections with a calciferous stone originating from a marble quarry

Nearly two-thirds of Brits are willing to sacrifice part of their salary to tackle climate change

Cable giant Nexans surveyed 2,210 people from across the country about whether they would be willing to take a financial hit to save the environment

Boris Johnson pledges to protect an extra 4,000 square kilometres of new land in England

The Prime Minister will reportedly make a commitment to protect 30% of the UK’s land by 2030

The Wildlife Trusts launches appeal to raise £30m for the recovery of 30% of land and sea by 2030

The funds will support projects to expand national nature reserves and support nature recovery projects

Biodiversity ‘being destroyed at a rate unprecedented in history’

On average, there has been a 68% decrease in the population sizes of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish between 1970 and 2016

The small island state of Aldabra requires $4.68m to clean up plastic pollution

The UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Seychelles is still host to 513 tonnes of plastic waste, made up largely of buoys, ropes, fishing nets and flipflops

Government to set out legally-binding targets to build back better and greener by end of 2022

Introduced to underpin the Environment Bill, the ‘ambitious’ targets will also apply to any future governments

‘At least 40% of the world must adopt healthy diets by 2030 to tackle climate threat’

Currently, the food systems in G20 countries are emitting nearly 75% of the total global food-related carbon emissions, according to a new report

UK Government launches £16m package to protect Amazon rainforest

The investment is part of the Partnerships for Forests programme, which aims to help farmers restore a rainforest area equal to the size of 1,680 football pitches

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