France to build up to 14 new nuclear reactors by 2050, says Macron. Emmanuel Macron has announced a “renaissance” for the French nuclear industry with a vast programme to build as many as 14 new reactors, arguing that it would help end the country's reliance on fossil fuels and make France carbon neutral by 2050.
More and more pesticides are being sprayed worldwide with deadly consequences for humans and nature, a report finds.
Traditionally, growing avocados requires lots of water. But entrepreneurs in Nigeria are attempting to grow them in a new water-saving and sustainable way by using drip irrigation systems and recycling water.
The EU and China have pledged to boost funding of green investment projects in ASEAN. But will these erstwhile partners, whose relations have soured over the past year, be able to work side by side?
10 Nov 2021
Have we already bungled the green recovery? One year on, post-pandemic plans to turbocharge energy transition with massive next-generation infrastructure investment are still on the rails, but have taken their knocks from fiscal hawks, vested interests and infighting over what it really takes to make the planet great again.
20 Oct 2021
Farmers and lobby groups are split on an EU agricultural reform that may increase farmers' incomes and consumers' prices. A DW joint report reveals a rift between farmers and the groups purporting to represent them.
7 Aug 2021
Whether on a rooftop in New York or in the desert in Riyadh, urban planting is on the rise as a response to climate change. AFP looks at cities who have been implementing initiatives in order to invite nature back to the concrete jungle. 70% of greenhouse gases come from urban zones and cities from Paris to New Delhi have been sounding the alarm on the disastrous effects climate change can have.
26 Jul 2021
London has long been known for its world-renowned hair stylists, and the industry is now innovating on another front: recycling. A group of environmentally aware hairdressers and barbers are encouraging salons across the UK to recycle their waste, from plastic and metal packaging, to hair itself which can be used for composting, to make energy or even to clear oil spills.
24 Apr 2021
As US President Joe Biden prepares to host his virtual climate summit on Earth Day, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said private money will be needed to help the country become carbon neutral. Finance plays a major role in this area, with "green bonds" being used to fund investment in projects including renewable energy, public transport and low-carbon housing. Also today, we bring you a report from a French seaside town where businesses are preparing for Covid-19 restrictions to be lifted so that visitors can return.
8 Mar 2021
The NPC is China's biggest annual political event. On the agenda this year are the economy's "green transformation" and the nation's continued rise as a global power.
3 Dec 2020
Joe Biden's victory in the US presidential election last month was secured in large part thanks to the youth vote, a demographic won over by Biden's environmental policies. We speak to John Paul Mejia, spokesperson for the Sunrise movement, about the group’s support for Biden - and how it's planning to ensure he doesn’t backtrack on his climate change pledges once he’s in the White House.