More people were displaced by weather disasters in 2020 than by violent conflicts. Further, the publication indicates the number of internally displaced people in the world reached the highest level in history.
The Ozone hole over the Antarctica continent has become unprecedentedly deeper and larger in the last 15 years, the latest finding of the World Meteorological Organization has shown. It has reached its peak of at 24 mil square km.
The UN World Food Programme (WFP), which provides lifesaving food assistance to millions across the world - often in extremely dangerous and hard-to-access conditions - has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
We’re off to a hot start in 2020, with January setting a new mark as the warmest instance of that month on record for the globe. Europe through to northern Asia was particularly warm, and January ranked fifth warmest over the contiguous US.
JetBlue has announced that it will offset carbon dioxide emissions from jet fuel for all domestic flights beginning in July 2020, making it the first major US airline to take the step toward reducing its contribution to global warming.
All children in Italy will have to study climate change at school starting from next year, becoming the first country in the world where this will be compulsory. The decision will come into force from the start of the 2020 school year.
From 2020, British Airways will become the first UK airline to offset carbon emissions on all domestic flights. Customers on domestic flights will have their carbon emissions offset by the airline and invested in carbon reduction projects around the world.
Commencing on 1 March 2020, cities will have the choice to opt in to a five cents fee for a paper bag, two cents of which will go into local schemes that buy reusable bags for low-income consumers.