Information from the World Resources Institute.
Tackling climate change is one of the biggest challenges this generation faces, and the first step is to understand exactly what it is. Find out how climate change was first detected, the history of efforts to tackle it and the latest developments.
The 2011 Millennium Development Goals Report was released on 7 July with a generally upbeat assessment accompanied by some caveats. Here are some statistics.
An extract from the main findings of a report by the European Commission.
Research from North Carolina State University shows that so-called biodegradable products are likely doing more harm than good in landfills, because they are releasing a powerful greenhouse gas as they break down.
Information from the European Environment Agency.
An extract from a report by the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution.