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Demand for Ecocide Law Receives Cross-Party Support in Iceland

Written by: Kimberly White  A parliamentary resolution to recognize ecocide as an international crime has garnered cross-party support in Iceland.  Twelve Members of Parliament from four...

Wales Goes Green with Welsh National Forest Plan

Written by: Emily Withers A year ago the first minister of Wales, Mark Drakeford, announced a big step forward towards a more verdant and accessible...

Shell Held Accountable for Role in Climate Emergency, Ordered to Slash Emissions 45 percent...

Written by: Kimberly White  Royal Dutch Shell is being held accountable for its role in perpetuating the climate crisis.  A Dutch court ruled that Royal Dutch...

Scotland Could Become the World’s First ‘Rewilding Nation’

Written by: Stephanie Parker The worldwide populations of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish fell by an average of 68 percent between 1970 and 2016,...

Cities Must Cut Their ‘Consumption Emissions’ – Here’s How

Written by: Joe Blakey and Jana Wendler Almost every city now has some form of climate target. For instance Manchester, in northern England, aims to...

UK Government Launches New £150 Million Fund for Rainforest Protection

Written by: Kimberly White  The UK has launched a new multi-million pound fund to aid in the protection of rainforests in Africa, Asia, and Latin...

Veganuary: Asda Launches Vegan Butcher Counter

UK supermarket giant Asda is testing out a new plant-based concept to coincide with Veganuary. The retailer has teamed up with vegan concept creator,...

Europe Targets 100 Climate-Neutral Cities by 2030

Written by: James Dacey More people are moving to cities. Some forecasts predict that two thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas by the...

United Kingdom Moves Up Ban on Petrol and Diesel Cars to 2030

Written by: Kimberly White  The United Kingdom has moved up its ban on new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2035. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has...

Tough Air Quality Rules are Making a Difference, Says London’s Mayor

Written by: Sean Fleming Londoners worrying about air quality can now breathe a little easier, thanks to news from the city’s mayor. There have been...

How Germany and Costa Rica are Putting Nature at the Heart of their Recoveries

Written by: Natasha Ferrari and Klara Nilsson Decisions made by governments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will determine the future health, wellbeing and resilience...

Tiger Populations Increase Across Six Countries, Offering New Hope for Iconic Species

Written by: Kimberly White  For the first time in four years, new tigers have been documented in a region of western Thailand. Thailand’s Department of...

Germany Announces New Ban on Single-Use Plastic Products

Written by: Kimberly White Germany is taking a step forward in the battle against plastic pollution. The German Cabinet has agreed to end the sale...

Italian Divers Just Rescued a Whale Caught in ‘Ghost’ Fishing Nets

Written by: Charlotte Edmond Just because a net is no longer being used doesn’t mean it can’t continue to catch things. Italian divers have...

Arctic Records Its Highest Temperature Ever

Written by: Jeff Berardelli Alarming heat scorched Siberia on Saturday as the small town of Verkhoyansk (67.5°N latitude) reached 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit, 32 degrees above...

Farm to Fork: EU to Dedicate €10 Billion Toward Plant-Based and Alternative Proteins

Written by: Kimberly White The European Commission has proposed a new plan to catalyze a global transition to sustainable food systems.  The Farm to Fork Strategy...

It’s a Galloping Goodbye to Europe’s Coal

Written by: Kieran Cooke The energy that has powered a continent for several hundred years, driving its industry, fighting its wars and keeping its people...

Wales to Ban Single-Use Plastics Next Year

Written by: Kimberly White The government of Wales has announced a new plan to battle plastic pollution. In honor of Global Recycling Day, the Welsh...

United Kingdom to Ban Petrol, Diesel, and Hybrid Cars By 2035

Written by: Kimberly White  The UK government is phasing out petrol, diesel, and hybrid cars by 2035. The sale of new petrol and diesel cars...

Climate Crisis: The Countryside Could be Our Greatest Ally- if We Can Reform Farming

Written by: Ian Boyd Around 20% of the UK’s farms account for 80% of the country’s total food production, and they do this on about...

France Phases Out Single-Use Plastics

Written by: Kimberly White France is beginning the decade by phasing out single-use plastics. France became the first country in the world to ban disposable...

How small states can cut their carbon emissions to net zero – Wales has...

Written by: Filippos Proedrou Efforts to tackle climate change often focus on international agreements and the actions of large countries such as the US and...

Germany and Slovakia Commit to Phase Out Coal, Join Global Alliance

Written by: Kimberly White  Germany and Slovakia have committed to phasing out coal. The two European nations are the newest members of the Powering Past...

Glasgow to Host 2020 UN Climate Summit

Written by: Kimberly White  The United Kingdom is set to host the 2020 UN Climate Change Conference. The UK won over international partners and will...

European Union Partners with the Smurfs in Global Beach Cleanup Campaign

Written by: Kimberly White  The European Union has teamed up with the Smurfs in an effort to encourage people to take action and protect the...

United Kingdom Doubles Contribution to Green Climate Fund

Written by: Kimberly White  The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has pledged to double the UK’s contribution to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), amounting...

Roadside wildflower meadows are springing up across the UK – and they’re helping wildlife...

Written by: Olivia Norfolk Since the end of World War II, 97% of the UK’s wildflower meadows have been dug up or destroyed. Many won’t remember a...

Finalists Chosen for the European Green Capital and European Green Leaf Competitions

Written by: Kimberly White The competition for Europe’s greenest cities is heating up. Six cities have entered the last stage of the European Commission’s European...

Microplastics have even been blown into a remote corner of the Pyrenees

Written by: Dr. Sharon George and Carolyn Roberts Microplastics have been discovered in a remote area of the French Pyrenees mountains. The particles travelled through...

Camera traps are revealing the secret lives of Britain’s mammals

Written by: Sian Green Wildlife populations are declining globally, but it’s not all doom and gloom. We’re in the midst of an exciting time for UK mammals. There are...

A Jurisdictional Approach to Sustainability: Chester is the World’s First Sustainable Palm Oil City

Written by: Datuk Darrel Webber The city of Chester celebrates as it becomes the world’s first ‘Sustainable Palm Oil City’. This is no small feat...

2019 European Innovation Competition Begins, Looks for Innovations to Reduce Plastic Waste

Written by: Kimberly White Last week the European Commission launched the 2019 edition of the European Social Innovation Competition in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This year’s theme...

Indonesia Deforestation Decline Prompts Payments from Norway

Written by: Kimberly White In 2010, Norway and Indonesia joined together for a climate and forest partnership to support Indonesia’s efforts to reduce...

UK Government Launches Year of Green Action

Written by: Kimberly White In January, Environment Secretary Michael Gove called upon people to join together to protect the environment. While speaking at the ZSL...

Scottish Government Powers Past Coal

Written by: Kimberly White During the United Nations climate change conference COP24, the Scottish Government announced their intention to join the Powering Past Coal Alliance. The Powering Past...

Investment Accelerator Competition to Help UK Businesses Tackle Ocean Plastics

Written by: Kimberly White The UK Government has announced a new investment partnership that offers up to £6 million in grant and private funding for businesses with innovative...