Erik Solheim

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Inger Andersen, the director general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

A collapse in species is evident throughout the world including Ireland but pointing the finger of blame at farmers is not the way to address the cris(...)

  UN environment chief Erik Solheim: ‘I have been and remain committed to doing what I believe to be in the best interest of UN Environment and the mission we are here to achieve.’ Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty Images

UN environment chief Erik Solheim said on Tuesday he had resigned after receiving a final audit of his official travel. A draft of the report found (...)

3-D image of the hole in the ozone layer high above Antarctica (above).  Photograph: Nasa

The mysterious surge in emissions of an illegal ozone-destroying chemical has been tracked down to illegal manufacturers of plastic insulating foam in(...)

Icebergs at Green Island. A  report has found that governments may be forced to deliver on their climate commitments  through litigation. File photograph: Matt Amesbury/University of Exeter/PA Wire

Governments across the world may be forced to deliver on their commitments to address climate change through litigation, according to a UN study that (...)

Nearly 200 nations hammered out a legally binding deal to cut back on greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners, a Rwandan minister announced to loud cheers on Saturday, in a major step against climate change. File photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Nearly 200 nations hammered out a legally binding deal to cut back on greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners, a Rwandan minister (...)