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New York Climate Summit: What can green businesses expect?

Leonardo DiCaprio

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

Emissions trading

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

21 Sep 2014

Norway and UK sowing forest finance seeds ahead of New York Climate Summit

Amazon river flows through Guyana

COP 20 President Manuel Pulgar-Vidal sets out recipe for successful New York and Lima climate summits

19 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

Could the New York Summit consign corporate dinosaurs to history?

The myth that businesses automatically oppose climate action has never looked more tired, and the corporate desire for decarbonisation must be recognised

18 Sep 2014

Blue chips and chief execs rally behind New York Climate Summit

Hundreds of companies expected to back calls for a price on carbon, as the Prince of Wales argues fighting climate change is the only 'rational' option

18 Sep 2014

White House takes fresh steps to crack down on HFCs

Industry and EPA partnership commits to deliver HFC alternatives

17 Sep 2014

It's official: Green and growth go hand in hand

Major new report counters claims that investing in climate change measures is bad for the economy

16 Sep 2014

Top 10 recommendations for a New Climate Economy

BusinessGreen runs down the key findings from a major new report which sets out how governments can tackle climate change and have economic growth

16 Sep 2014

Richard Branson failed to deliver on $3bn climate change pledge

New book by Naomi Klein claims that Virgin founder gave less than a tenth of cash promised to develop low carbon fuel

15 Sep 2014

Jeremy Leggett: Fossil fuel CEOs are ‘increasingly barmy' about climate change

Charitable foundations urged to divest shares in fossil fuel majors and shift funds towards low carbon economy

15 Sep 2014

PepsiCo backs new tool to predict water risks

This new scenario modeling system helps planners in Latin America and the Caribbean make more informed infrastructure investments

12 Sep 2014

Sceptical about Conservative scepticism

The problem with opinion surveys is that the answers they produce are only as good as the questions they ask and the samples they survey

11 Sep 2014

How incentives hold key to the future of environmentalism

Writing in his new book, How to be a Conservative, Professor Roger Scruton argues a more localised environmentalism would allow green campaigners and conservatives to find common cause

11 Sep 2014

Poll suggests majority of Tory MPs reject climate science warnings

PRWeek commissioned survey reveals over half of MPs feel manmade climate change not conclusively proven and 18 per cent reckon it is 'environmentalist propaganda'

10 Sep 2014

Why tackling climate change and economic growth are compatible

New Climate Economy project to unveil findings next week, calling for world leaders to make displacing coal by 2030 a global priority

10 Sep 2014

Ed Davey: We must show the world that we speak with one voice on climate change

Energy and Climate Change Secretary's speech in full setting out his vision for a global deal on climate change in Paris 2015

09 Sep 2014

Greenhouse gases hit record levels, fuelling climate and ocean acidification fears

World Meteorological Organisation figures show stark increase in greenhouse gas emissions, sparking concerns planet is proving less effective at soaking up CO2

09 Sep 2014

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