Plastic ban raises hopes for Kenya's sisal farmers
Kenyans producing, selling or even using plastic bags risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000
More than 20 nations seek toughen climate goals by 2020
Germany, France, Britain among nations exploring tougher goals
Efforts to build climate resilence in Chad turn up a surprising barrier: Violence against women
Violence against women "reinforces people’s vulnerability to other risks” including climate change
Millions of British children exposed to harmful pollution- UNICEF
A third of all children living in Britain live in areas with harmful air pollution
Plastic waste washes up on Australia's distant shores, rings change at the checkout
"People really need to understand that an item that they've used can cause so much harm in the environment"
Don't despair, protect hard-won climate gains, says former Norway leader
"If meaningful action is not taken to protect our hard-won gains... the damage to our ecosystem could be irreparable"
Norway wealth fund nears blacklisting greenhouse gas emitters
The fund is forbidden from investing in firms that produce nuclear weapons or landmines, or are involved in the production of tobacco, among other criteria
France orders tobacco industry: stub out cigarette butt pollution
"Pollution is major, so the commitments cannot be minor"
EXCLUSIVE-Warming set to exceed 1.5°C, slow economic growth -UN draft
CLIMATECHANGE-REPORT/ (EXCLUSIVE, PIX):EXCLUSIVE-Warming set to exceed 1.5°C, slow economic growth -UN draft
Antarctic thaw quickens, trillions of tonnes of ice raise sea levels
A single millimetre of global sea level rise is equivalent to 360 billion tonnes of melted ice