France will shut down all its coal-fired power plants by 2023, president Francois Hollande has announced. Mr Hollande vowed to beat by two years the UK's commitment to stop using the fossil fuel to generate power by 2025
It comes at a time when UNICEF is urging governments to do more about air pollution. It has released a report that says that 300 million children – that's almost one in seven of the world's children – breathe air that is six or more times more toxic than international guidelines advise
The risks and opportunities which digital technologies, devices and media bring us are manifest. Cyber risk is never a matter purely for the IT team, although they clearly play a vital role
Dutch inventors have come up with what they say is the world’s first giant air vacuum cleaner. But it won't be cleaning a carpet any time soon. It is an outdoor vacuum cleaner; it sucks in dirty air, filters it and then pumps it back out, clean
Plan to cut energy use by 30% before 2030 forms centrepiece of package to help EU meet its Paris climate commitments. Europe will phase out coal subsidies and cut its energy use before the end of the next decade, under a major clean energy package announced in Brussels.
Soaring ocean temperature is 'greatest hidden challenge of our generation. IUCN report warns that ‘truly staggering’ rate of warming is changing the behaviour of marine species, reducing fishing zones and spreading disease
Underscoring the importance of environmental protection and management in the work of peacekeeping missions, the UN DFS launched a new strategy to maximize its peace operations' efficiency in the use of natural resources, to minimize their risk to people, ecosystems