New research has found that people who live in more built up areas and spend less free-time in nature are also less likely to take actions that benefit the environment, such as recycling, buying eco-friendly products, and environmental volunteering.
One area that’s costing SMEs more than they think is their energy costs. The average small business energy bill comes in at a staggering £3,664 per year, and medium businesses face invoices of more than double that figure.
Germany's greenhouse gas emissions fell sharply last year, putting the country's 2020 climate goal within reach again. A report released by the think tank Agora Energiewende found that emissions fell by 6.5% in 2019 compared with the previous year — equivalent to 50 million tons of carbon dioxide.
A group of ship owners have announced plans for a $5bn (£3.8bn) fund to design zero-emissions vessels. They says $2 (£1.50) should be levied on every tonne of ships' fuel - to support research into clean engines.
The world is beginning to tackle the threat of plastic waste, according to the renowned broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. "I think we're all shifting our behaviour, I really do," Sir David said in an interview with the BBC.
Japan is pursuing a 300 billion ($2.75 billion) yen project to transform disaster-struck Fukushima prefecture into a clean-energy hub, with the development’s first solar farm scheduled to start in January.
Gas markets provide traditional fuels to help the energy transition, while renewables are a growing part of the energy mix. MET Group’s CFO explains why an integrated company can be involved in both sides.