Risk articles

Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign

Letter from religious groups in Australia and North America says it is 'immoral' to profit from fossil fuels

16 Apr 2014

Fracking methane leaks at least 100 times larger than EPA estimated, say researchers

fracking shale gas site

Study raises fears that US shale gas sites could be responsible for higher levels of methane emissions than previously thought

16 Apr 2014

IPCC climate mitigation report: At a glance

A picture of a wind turbine against a blue sky

BusinessGreen outlines the latest findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's mitigation report

13 Apr 2014

The economics of climate change: quite often, just silly

Ahead of the IPCC's report on Sunday, David Powell of Friends of the Earth argues we cannot solely rely on economic models to provide the case for climate action

11 Apr 2014

Unilever boss reveals company already being impacted by climate change

Paul Polman warns that "left unchecked, climate change has the potential to become a significant barrier to our growth strategy, and that of just about every other company"

09 Apr 2014

Norway pledges to ramp up wealth fund's renewables investment

Campaigners warn promise to increase investment in clean energy does not go far enough

07 Apr 2014

Climate adaptation lobby is reckless, dangerous, and (partly) right

The latest argument from climate sceptics that we can manage escalating risks may be flawed, but it could still aid those who want to see more climate action

01 Apr 2014

ExxonMobil rejects climate change risk to operations

World's largest oil and gas company says all of its fossil fuel assets will be needed to meet global demand for energy

01 Apr 2014

IPCC scientists: UK leading world on climate adaptation

Leading climate scientists urge Britain to stay at leading edge of adaptation efforts as water scarcity, heatwave and flooding risks escalate

01 Apr 2014

Green Investment Bank mulls pension fund boost for offshore wind industry

EXCLUSIVE: Treasury-backed bank underlines confidence in emerging market, despite a number of companies scaling back investments

01 Apr 2014

IPCC Report: Business groups lead calls for ambitious action to tackle worsening climate risks

Leading business groups renew calls for bolder steps to deliver climate mitigation and resilience

31 Mar 2014

IPCC Report: Wrestling with the green utopian-dystopian paradox

The IPCC report confirms the scale of the climate challenge is daunting, but environmentalists need to shed their cognitive dissonance and get behind the vision for a positive green future

31 Mar 2014

Climate change 'already affecting food supply' – UN

Report by climate change panel says global warming is fuelling not only natural disasters, but potentially famine – and war

31 Mar 2014

IPCC climate impacts report: At a glance

BusinessGreen Plus runs down the key findings from the latest IPCC report examining the risks the world faces from a changing climate

31 Mar 2014

IPCC report: Scientists urge world to embrace 'exciting' new technologies to tackle climate change

Co-chair of latest IPCC report says countries have struggled to develop climate change policies because the topic is "such a downer"

31 Mar 2014

IPCC climate impacts report: The reaction

Politicians, scientists, academics and civil society groups comment on IPCC's Working Group II report on the impact of climate change to the world's ecosystems

31 Mar 2014

Homeowners and government unprepared for worsening flood risks, warns PwC

New YouGov poll reveals nearly two-fifths of people are unwilling to pay for flood insurance and adaptation measures

31 Mar 2014

Britain must take lead in global warming battle, says Ed Davey

Lib Dem energy and climate change secretary speaks out on eve of publication of major UN report on environment

31 Mar 2014

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