‘Forests and wood-based products offer sustainable, long-term solutions to the climate-change problem,’ says Prof Pekka Kauppi of the University of Helsinki.

Given the urgent need to address “the climate emergency” and the role forestry could play in reducing carbon emissions, a new approach is needed, acco(...)

Members of Extinction Rebellion Ireland stage a protest during a speech by Environment Minister Richard Bruton at the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland in Dublin. Photograph: Justin Farrelly/PA Wire

Minister for Climate Action Richard Bruton was constantly interrupted by protestors as he attempted to address a conference on forestry as a solution (...)

“The emergency is clear – we are destroying our children’s future, their natural ecosystem, their climate, their mental wellbeing and their quality of life.” Photograph: Getty Images

Wicklow County Council has become the first local authority in Ireland to declare “a biodiversity and climate-change emergency”, recognising the need (...)

Protesters and police during  Extinction Rebellion climate change protests on Waterloo Bridge in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

More than 750 climate change activists blocking roads at some of London’s most famous landmarks have been arrested over the last six days, police said(...)

EPA director general Laura Burke said they were ‘pleased to see so many people recognise the importance of our environment as an asset to the country’.

Just over a third of adults (37 per cent) regard climate change as the most pressing environmental challenge facing the country, according to an opini(...)

Police with demonstrators on Blackfriars Bridge in London at a protest called by Extinction Rebellion to raise awareness of the dangers posed by climate change. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

All 82 activists arrested during a mass environmental demonstration in London have been released under investigation, the Metropolitan Police said. (...)