The G7 Summit, held last week in Cornwall, saw world leaders renew their pledge to raise $100 billion a year to help poorer nations to cut emissions. However, some environmental groups have criticised the promises, saying they lack detail.
Biodiversity loss and climate change must be tackled together, according to a recent report released by IPBES and IPCC. The report maintains that the biodiversity and climate crises mutually reinforce each other and should therefore be considered jointly, rather than as separate issues.
A study conducted by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has warned that raccoon dogs could become Britain’s next non-native pest. The raccoon dog, a member of the fox family that is native to Japan, China and Siberia, is included on a list of 20 invasive species likely to reach the UK.
An Egyptian vulture has been spotted in the UK for the first time in over 150 years. The vulture was seen on the Isles of Scilly earlier this week, and is thought to have possibly travelled from Northern France.