Single-use plastics: New EU rules to reduce marine litter

28 May 2018 - With the amount of harmful plastic litter in oceans and seas growing ever greater, the European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, as well as lost and...
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Reforming Africa’s Fossil Fuel Subsidies

24 April 2018 - Despite growing international momentum towards climate change mitigation and the promotion of renewable energy, various African countries continue to subsidise fossil fuels. Why is reforming these policy instruments so important and how should Africa...
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5 Things You Need to Know About the IMF and Climate Change

8 June 2018 - This blog post sets out five ways the IMF helps countries move forward with their commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement. Read the full blog post on the IMF...
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G7 fossil fuel subsidy scorecard: tracking the phase-out of fiscal support and public finance for oil, gas and coal

4 June 2018 - G7 countries (and others around the world) are in the early stages of an energy transition – including, in some areas, a shift away from the production and consumption of fossil fuels. This transition is being driven by decarbonisation objectives and...
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Circular Economy: New rules will make EU the global front-runner in waste management and recycling

22 May 2018 - EU Member States approved a set of ambitious measures to make EU waste legislation fit for the future, as part of the EU's wider circular economy policy. The new rules will help to prevent waste and, where this is not possible, significantly step up...
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