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Mining companies should report on climate impacts, MPs say

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Select committee calls for tough Social Responsibility Index to ensure environmental and social governance matches financial oversight

29 Oct 2014

Climate change could spark conflict in emerging economies, study finds

Parched soil by the White Nile in Khartoum Sudan

Maplecroft warns rapid economic growth in Bangladesh, India, and Nigeria is under threat from climate change impacts on agriculture

29 Oct 2014

It's not perfect, but the EU energy and climate package is great news for the green economy

RWE Gwynt y Mor offshore wind farm

The targets and policies delivered by the EU energy and climate change package prove that decarbonisation efforts are now firmly part of the political and business mainstream

28 Oct 2014

Met Office £97m climate supercomputer 'to save £2bn'

Ministers say investment will make UK a world leader in climate science and enable better protection from extreme weather

28 Oct 2014

Why we need an equivalent of the Climate Change Committee for air pollution

Matthew Farrow of the Environmental Industries Commission argues it is time for the government to introduce a Committee on Air Quality

22 Oct 2014

Blue chips call for ambitious EU climate package, as concerns mount over lack of CCS support

Corporate giants demand emissions reduction target of at least 40 per cent, as leaked letter reveals UK concerns over lack of focus on carbon capture and storage

21 Oct 2014

Ex-Environment Agency head to lead industry-funded fracking task force

Lord Chris Smith appointed to lead two year study into 'good and bad' impacts of shale gas exploration

21 Oct 2014

Insurers tell Osborne £500m extra needed for flood defences

Companies and NGOs write to Chancellor George Osborne warning millions of homes could be left at risk without greater investment

21 Oct 2014

Davey downplays supply fears after Didcot B Power Station blaze

Demand management initiatives likely to continue, as fire fuels energy supply fears

20 Oct 2014

MSCI unveils fossil-fuel free indexes

Company says indexes excluding oil, gas, and coal reserves were launched in response to investor concerns over stranded assets

16 Oct 2014

Businesses should be 'forced' to report environmental impacts, says former UN chief

Failure to quantify economic costs of biodiversity losses are undermining efforts to protect it

16 Oct 2014

Fossil fuel companies 'paying lip service' to climate risk

Carbon Tracker study finds almost all oil, gas and coal companies acknowledge climate change as an issue but very few are integrating it into strategy

15 Oct 2014

New York Climate Summit: Stress Testing more than just the announcements

As the dust settles on last month's events in New York there's a lot of talk of tipping points for the climate and sustainability agenda - Have we crossed one for financial reporting, asks PwC's Malcolm Preston

15 Oct 2014

Pentagon: Climate change is threat to US security

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel unveils latest climate change adaptation roadmap, as European studies reveal more governments are focusing on boosting climate resilience

14 Oct 2014

Reports: Mark Carney lends weight to carbon bubble theory

Governor of the Bank of England calls for long term thinking by investors and governments, warning 'vast majority of reserves are unburnable'

13 Oct 2014

RenewableUK: Offshore wind projects are 'grinding to a halt'

Trade association issues stark warning to government after RWE shelves investment plans for Galloper offshore wind farm

13 Oct 2014

Philip Hammond's first speech on climate change - In full

Foreign Secretary outlines need to tackle climate change "for the sake of our long-term security"

10 Oct 2014

John Kerry and Philip Hammond call for immediate climate action

UK Foreign Secretary delivers first speech on climate change, outlining threat to security and economic opportunity during Boston visit

10 Oct 2014

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