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Hong Kong aims to halve greenhouse gas emissions


City administrator outlines plans to incentivise businesses to build greener buildings or reduce power use

24 Sep 2014

Barack Obama: Emerging economies must play their part in tackling climate change

Barack Obama speaks at the UN Climate Change Summit in New York September 2014

US President sets out ambition for a global deal on climate change in Paris next year

23 Sep 2014

China targets emissions peak ‘as soon as possible'

A coal power plant with a cooling tower

Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli also commits $6m to advance South-South cooperation on climate change

23 Sep 2014

David Cameron: 'Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing our world'

David Cameron's New York climate speech - in full

23 Sep 2014

Cameron warns world must "act now" to deliver legally-binding climate treaty

Prime Minister urges EU to commit to deep emissions cuts and calls on world leaders to support green businesses and tear down clean tech trade barriers

23 Sep 2014

World pledges to end deforestation by 2030

New York Declaration delivers a series of major new commitments from governments and corporates

23 Sep 2014

Cameron and Obama at the UN Climate Change Summit - Live blog

As 125 world leaders descend on the United Nations headquarters in New York, BusinessGreen keeps you up to date with the key events

23 Sep 2014

Governments and corporates back call to put a price on carbon emissions

China, UK and Germany sign World Bank declaration calling for polluters to pay for costs of climate change

23 Sep 2014

Greg Barker aims to drive green investment in new Climate Envoy role

Former Minister outlines remit of new role supporting David Cameron on Climate Change

23 Sep 2014

The New Economy Report: Why the criticism doesn't stack up

Bob Ward of the Grantham Institute argues Prof Richard Tol's denunciation of last week's landmark report is flawed

23 Sep 2014

John Kerry: Climate change risk must be ranked with terrorism threat

US Secretary of States convenes first meeting of foreign ministers ahead of Paris summit in 2015

22 Sep 2014

'International Court on the Environment' needed for climate justice, lawyers say

International Bar Association warns current laws cannot sufficiently protect the human rights of people affected by climate change

22 Sep 2014

Christiana Figueres: 'We must, we will, and we can address climate change'

The head of the United Nations climate change secretariat outlines her expectations for the New York Climate Summit this week

22 Sep 2014

US will not commit to climate change aid for poor nations at UN summit

Rich countries pledged to find $100bn a year by 2020, but so far only Germany has made a significant contribution

22 Sep 2014

New York Climate March: In pictures

More than 300,000 people demonstrated in New York on Sunday, calling for tough action on climate change, with thousands more marching in cities around the world

22 Sep 2014

New York Climate Summit: What can green businesses expect?

From climate finance to forests and Leonardo DiCaprio - what will Ban Ki-moon's high-profile conference deliver?

22 Sep 2014

World carbon budget will be exhausted in a generation, scientists warn

Record levels of emissions predicted for 2014 leave the planet needing substantial carbon cuts to limit global warming to 2°C

21 Sep 2014

Greg Barker appointed as Prime Minister's climate change envoy

Former Climate Minister takes up role days ahead of New York Summit

19 Sep 2014

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