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Financial markets need major overhaul to tackle climate risks, warns Royal Society

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Major new study calls for businesses and public sector to report exposure to extreme weather events such as typhoons and superstorms

27 Nov 2014

How UK industrial pollution cost EU £69bn over five years

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New report highlights impact of air pollution from energy sector and manufacturing on the EU economy

26 Nov 2014

DECC kicks off #BackClimateAction 'tweetathon'

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Microsoft, Unilever, Marks & Spencer, and Nestle amongst the leading businesses taking part in day of Twitter engagement

25 Nov 2014

Governments must stop 'dithering' over climate action, warns report

New study from Grantham Institute says costs of tackling climate change will spiral unless concerted action is taken urgently

24 Nov 2014

Ofgem faces legal threats over Middlesbrough FC wind turbine delays

EXCLUSIVE: Empowering Wind threatens to sue regulator, citing "flaws" in feed-in tariff law

20 Nov 2014

Ocean damage threatens economic wellbeing, says Céline Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau's grand-daughter warns climate change and pollution are putting oceans' ability to provide food and medicines at risk

18 Nov 2014

Updated: Church of England faces growing pressure to ditch fossil fuels

Oxford Diocesan Synod will consider divesting from oil, coal, and gas companies and calls on Anglican Church to do the same

17 Nov 2014

Queen admits 'One has climate change concerns'

The Queen reportedly asked Met Office chief scientist if last year's floods were caused by climate change

05 Nov 2014

Water scarcity threat slowly edges its way up the boardroom agenda

CDP study highlights how companies recognise the impact of water scarcity on operations and growth, but warns too few are reporting on those risks

05 Nov 2014

Spending watchdog raises alarm over Defra's flood protection cuts

National Audit Office concludes underlying flood spending has fallen 10 per cent during this parliament, despite Defra claims to the contrary

05 Nov 2014

Could falling oil price threaten £271bn of Canada oil sands investment?

Carbon Tracker says under pressure oil companies will soon look to cut capital-intense projects with high break-even points

05 Nov 2014

IPCC chief: 'We need to tell the truth and if that truth is blunt, so be it'

Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, explains why its latest report is essential reading for businesses

03 Nov 2014

Mining companies should report on climate impacts, MPs say

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

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

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

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