Paris deal now likely to take effect before end of 2017, as UN invites countries to special ratification event in September
International environmental negotiations in several key areas have taken significant steps forward over the past fortnight, prompting hopes that meaningful, binding deals can be finalised before the year...
German environment minister Barbara Hendricks orders only vegetarian food to be served at government events
Portuguese energy giant gets plan to slash carbon emissions by 75 per cent by 2030 validated by experts at the Science-Based Targets Initiative
Oil chief Darren Woods says "climate risks warrant action" including carbon tax, natural gas, energy efficiency, biofuels and CCS
Macquarie insists it is committed to renewable energy - but critics say it could invest in fossil fuels if its bid succeeds