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How the deforestation agenda came in from the wilderness

Illegal logging in Peru - photo WWF Andrew Bartschi

Governments and businesses across the world are working to arrest the loss of forests, but financial and political barriers remain

30 Oct 2014

Ann Widdecombe, Godwin's Law, and why the Climate Change Rebels were wrong

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The latest attack on the Climate Change Act is perhaps the most confusing and incoherent yet

29 Oct 2014

10:10 renews call for a dose of climate optimism

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ComRes poll suggests people more likely to back climate action if they are better informed about the clean technologies that can deliver decarbonisation

29 Oct 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

EU could cut emissions 24 per cent by 2020

Preliminary figures suggest bloc is on track to meet all three 2020 climate and energy goals

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

EU 2030 climate and energy package - the green economy reaction

What the sector is saying about the deal to cut emissions 40 per cent and deliver 27 per cent renewable energy by 2030

24 Oct 2014

European Union agrees to slash CO2 'at least 40 per cent' by 2030

Deal struck in the early hours of this morning includes binding 27 per cent target for renewable energy and voluntary energy savings goal

24 Oct 2014

How can sport up its game on sustainability?

Billions of fans around the globe offer huge potential for delivering environmental messages - so why are so many clubs missing an open goal?

24 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

Renewables not shale biggest driver in US emissions cuts, study finds

Analysis by Greenpeace's Energydesk says clean energy accounted for 40 per cent of emissions decline since 2007, compared to 30 per cent from shale

20 Oct 2014

Davey hints at sweeteners for Eastern Europe as part of EU climate deal

Energy and climate change secretary confident an ambitious emissions reduction agreement can be done next week

17 Oct 2014

Why the Climate Change Act cannot be 'suspended'

Jonathan Church, climate and energy lawyer for ClientEarth, explains why Owen Paterson is wrong to suggest the CCA can be halted

17 Oct 2014

Owen Paterson's attack on the Climate Change Act - The green economy reacts

"You can almost hear the nation's sigh of relief that he's no longer sitting anywhere near the control room"

16 Oct 2014

Gas boom from unrestrained fracking linked to emissions rise

New analysis shows abundant gas would cut energy prices but squeeze out renewable energy, and would likely increase overall carbon emissions

16 Oct 2014

Ed Davey: Owen Paterson doesn't seem to understand very much about energy policy

Energy and Climate Change Secretary slams former colleague's "reckless" and "irresponsible" plan to suspend Climate Change Act

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

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