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Fish in Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Oceans pollution could balloon to 700 million tonnes by 2040, warns the Environmental Investigation Agency, as it pushes for a global treaty to curb plastic waste. Companies, including top polluters Coke and Unilever, echo the call.
The Pluto LNG project in Western Australia
The Scarborough-Pluto LNG project in Western Australia will produce 3.5 times the United Kingdom’s annual emissions over its lifetime, torpedoing the decarbonisation pledges of the banks that are funding it, says Market Forces.
cleaner collects medical waste at the St. Paul's Hospital in Iloilo, Philippines.
Fourteen of the countries have made a net zero pledge including major emitter UK, as well as climate-vulnerable nations like Fiji and Malawi. Indonesia is the only Asian country with a decarbonisation goal for healthcare.
Uni Students For Climate Justice
Talks at COP26 are deadlocked between developed and developing countries over finance, endangering progress.
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United Kingdom Opinion

Dumbo Octopod
The United Kingdom has extended its Animal Welfare Bill to include octopuses, crabs and lobsters as sentient beings.
Bangui Wind Farm in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
In the run-up to COP26, companies trumpeted their commitment to addressing climate change, often citing pledges to achieve goals decades in the future. But meeting these distant objectives requires near-term action, about which the corporate world has been far less forthcoming.
activists protest climate finance
The UK official running the UN summit says rich nations must fulfill an unmet promise to provide US$100 billion a year if they are to retain their credibility in negotiations.
The foreign money in China’s booming coal industry
Analysis of data from a list of coal companies worldwide has exposed the extent of international finance for Chinese coal companies.
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United Kingdom Videos

one planet wales
What can you do to help quell the devastating impacts of climate change? Start life on a greener path in the countryside.
UK flood barriers
The risks of tidal flooding are worsening across much of Britain—and that is leading to more protective barriers being put in place.
boxing barbie
A study released on Wednesday shows women in every country still do far more unpaid work, like childcare and chores, than men.
arctic ice cap melt
More than 200 climate science and policy researchers, economists and social scientists have descended this week on Keble College in Oxford for a two-day conference entitled “1.5 degrees: Meeting the challenges of the Paris Agreement.”
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United Kingdom Podcasts

Healthcare and sustainability: Why aren't we talking about it?
If the global healthcare sector was a country, it would be the fifth largest emitter in the world — not great for a sector that promises 'to do no harm'. But a growing movement is emerging to decarbonise healthcare.
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