March saw falling carbon emissions due to drops in industrial production and transportation use amid nationwide lockdowns across the world as well as bans on wildlife consumption to curb the novel coronavirus outbreak.

The European Commission also released its long-awaited European Climate Law, the legal translation of the EU’s political commitment to be climate neutral by 2050.

The following is a look at environmental developments, reports, events and stories during the month.

March 1:

– New Zealand’s national retirement savings program KiwiSaver announces it will divest from fossil fuels, which will take effect in July 2021.

March 2:

Read more: Global environmental developments in March 2020