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Nearly three quarters of Brits want global action on climate change

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Government-backed poll reveals deep concern among UK public over impacts of rising temperatures

24 Nov 2014

World bank to focus future investment on clean energy

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World Bank will only fund coal projects in cases of ‘extreme need’ due to the risk climate change poses to ending world poverty, says Jim Yong Kim

24 Nov 2014

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

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

24 Nov 2014

Canada bolsters Green Climate Fund as Europe emerges as biggest per capita backer

Harper government confirms $300m pledge to GCF, despite previous criticism of UN climate negotiations

24 Nov 2014

 Video Listen to Ed Miliband on climate change

Labour leader says green businesses and NGOs should push governments to go further on slashing carbon emissions

21 Nov 2014

Rich countries pledge $9.3bn to help poorer nations cope with climate change

Green Climate Fund pledging conference in Berlin falls just short of $10bn target

20 Nov 2014

UN: World must achieve 'climate neutrality' by 2100

Report warns global CO2 emissions may have to hit zero soon after the middle of the century if world is to stay within 2C temperature rise

19 Nov 2014

We are now getting close to creating wealth worth having

James Cameron argues the US-China climate deal will help usher in new economic opportunities as the world shifts to a low carbon energy system

19 Nov 2014

The pursuit of green freedom

The environmental movement needs a more effective means of communicating its goals and its transformative potential - could the language of freedom and justice hold the answer?

19 Nov 2014

Rich countries 'backsliding' on climate finance

$10bn pledged for Green Climate Fund to help countries cope with global warming falls short of original commitment, say UN observers

18 Nov 2014

President Obama prepares fresh wave of domestic climate action

Vice President Biden to meet with governors, mayors, and tribal leaders to discuss building more climate resilient communities

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

Greenpeace targets Shell's 'keep the lights on' ad with Arctic counter-attack

Campaign group hoists banner with the message 'let's keep the drills on, so the Arctic's gone when she's your age' opposite Shell's London HQ

13 Nov 2014

2071: Uplifting, depressing, soporific, and enthralling

The latest evening of climate change theatre from the Royal Court has divided critics, but James Murray is left impressed by a powerful exploration of the climate crisis

13 Nov 2014

US and China agree to act on climate change: the reaction

BusinessGreen runs down the responses from key figures in the political, business and NGO sectors

12 Nov 2014

USA and China climate change agreement - in full

US President Barack Obama and China's Xi Jingping have today unveiled a new deal to slash carbon emissions over the coming decades

12 Nov 2014

Fracking no silver bullet for energy security or climate change, study says

Researchers say natural gas can play bridging role to low carbon economy, but must be phased out by mid-2030s

12 Nov 2014

IEA: $550bn fossil fuel handout is stalling clean energy progress

Landmark report says subsidies are four time those received by renewables and warns energy system is struggling under the strain of rising demand

12 Nov 2014

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