Circular economy: New coalition launched for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Regional Coalition on Circular Economy will support access to financing by governments and the private sector, with special emphasis on small and medium businesses

EV charging points to be rolled out in Mumbai railway stations

Central Railway, Mumbai, has partnered with the UN Environment Programme and Tata Power to promote electric mobility in the city

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

World’s richest 1% ‘create more than double the combined emissions of the poorest 50%’

The richest 1% will need to reduce their current emissions by at least a factor of 30 to help the planet meet the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement, according to a new report

Oil and gas majors commit to report and reduce methane emissions

The Oil and Gas Methane Partnership aims to deliver a 45% reduction in the industry’s methane emissions by 2025 and a 60% to 75% reduction by 2030

New €25m facility launched to promote investment in forest landscape restoration

The Restoration Seed Capital Facility seeks to help private investment fund managers set up dedicated investment funds and forest restoration projects in developing countries

UNEP and Parliament of the World’s Religions launch new book to catalyse climate action

The book provides a comprehensive overview of the faith traditions and scientific findings that underpin the understandings of world religions concerning environmental sustainability

Iraq launches National Adaption Plan process for climate change

The three-year project will support Iraq in formulating and implementing its plan through strategic planning based on projections of future climate change

Facebook launches online climate science hub to fight misinformation

The tool will be rolled out in the US, France, Germany, the UK and will eventually expand to other countries

New UN-backed label to help consumers choose environmentally-friendly rice

Rice farming consumes up to one-third of the world’s developed freshwater resources and generates up to 20% of global methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas