‘We need to care for nature, so that nature may care for us,’ said the pope. Photograph: Getty Images

Efforts to contain the rise in global temperature to within 1.5 degrees have received a strong boost, with the United States declaring it is to halve (...)

The 2020 numbers, the third worst for tree loss since 2002, seal off a year that once carried great hopes for efforts to stop the destruction. File photograph: iStock

Destruction of the world’s forests increased last year even as pandemic shutdowns curbed economic growth, adding more pressure on nations and business(...)

Brown Thomas on Grafton Street, Dublin.

Brown Thomas Arnotts has become Ireland’s first retailer to commit to science-based climate targets in decarbonising its business. This includes a 50 (...)

A woman carries her luggage past a sign of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Reuters

1. There is a profound disconnect between people and politicians: As the UN climate talks moved into crunch phase, almost 200 global leaders landed i(...)

Carmakers with the swiftest transition to electric vehicles (EVs) are projected to increase in value by 108 per cent. Photograph: Getty Images

Tighter government climate regulations by 2025 could wipe up to €2 trillion off the value of companies in fossil fuel production, agriculture and car (...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo applauds as president Donald Trump speaks at the State Department. File photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The United States has officially begun the process of withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, the landmark climate deal agreed in 2015. Secretary(...)

Protesters disrupt a panel discussion on fossil fuels that Wells Griffith, President Donald Trump’s international energy and climate adviser, was hosting in Katowice, Poland. Photograph: Karolina Jonderko/The New York Times

The US is leading a global energy revolution by using innovative technologies to deliver a combination of “clean coal”, nuclear power and fracked gas,(...)

Currently, 60 per cent of the Ikea range is based on renewable materials, while nearly 10 per cent contain recycled materials. Photograph: Getty Images

Ikea, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, plans to use only renewable and recycled materials in its products by 2030, in the latest commitment by (...)

President Vladimir Putin of Russia, second from left, speaks to  US secretary of state John Kerry, right, at the UN climate change conference in Paris. Photograph: New York Times

US president Barack Obama has told crucial climate change talks in Paris the negotiations represent an act of defiance after the attacks in t(...)

Flooded properties on the Somerset Levels near Bridgwater, UK, earlier this year.   Mark Kenber, of the Climate Group, said the 40 per cent cut in emissions agreed yesterday was “not enough to put the EU on a path to net zero emissions by mid-century”. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

EU environment ministers are to begin the process of deciding how to ”share the burden” among member states of implementing Europe’s pledge to cut its(...)