The UN Environment Programme found countries are currently planning to produce more than double the amount of coal, oil and gas consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. Photograph: iStock

There is a viable pathway to building a global energy sector with net-zero emissions by 2050, but “it is narrow and requires an unprecedented transfor(...)

While many countries have already begun transitioning to electric cars, 1.2 billion new vehicles will hit the road in coming decades, and many of these will use fossil fuels.  Photograph: iStock

The United Nations hosted an online “celebration” on Monday to mark the end of leaded petrol, predicting its elimination across the planet would preve(...)

A blaze on Evia (Euboea) island, Greece’s second largest island, on August 8, 2021. The region suffered its worst heatwave in decades, which experts have linked to climate change. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change means we know now with near certainty that global warming is happening in every p(...)

Inger Andersen, executive director of UNEP: ‘Fast and ambitious methane mitigation is one of the best strategies available today to deliver immediate and long-lasting multiple benefits for climate, agriculture, human and ecosystem health.’ Photograph: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Swift action to cut methane, a greenhouse gas (GHG), would rapidly reduce the rate of global warming while boosting health and food production, a UN r(...)

“As nature is pushed to the fringes of our built-up world, it is these small pockets of wild resistance that can help.”

The tail-end of winter is frustrating, writes Dara McAnulty in his wonderful Diary of a Young Naturalist. “All this waiting to travel through a portal(...)

A fire rages in Bobin, 350km north of Sydney, Australia, in November 2019. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP via Getty Images

The world is still heading for a temperature rise in excess of 3 degrees this century despite a dip in carbon emissions caused by the Covid-19 pandem(...)

“What is now rightly referred to as the ‘extinction crisis’ is due to us,” President Michael D Higgins told the National Biodiversity Conference. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh

Human beings “have been living an incredible contradiction” in believing their modern existence can continue unchanged, separate to destruction of nat(...)

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(...)