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Why understanding the true value of water is smart business

Parched soil by the White Nile in Khartoum Sudan

Forward-thinking businesses ought to monetize water risk so it can be factored into investment decisions and considered alongside other business metrics

24 Oct 2014

Ed Davey hails 'historic' EU climate and energy package

Lib Dem minister Ed Davey MP delivers his speech on the environment to Lib Dem conference Photo Dave Radcliffe

UK government downplays fears new framework will fail to drive investment in low carbon technology and fund coal power in Eastern Europe

24 Oct 2014

EU 2030 climate and energy package: All the latest

European Council family photo

All the latest news and analysis as EU leaders attempt to agree long term climate and energy policy

24 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

A strong climate package is essential to revive flagging EU energy investment

Stephanie Pfeifer of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change explains why investors crave the policy certainty a bold EU energy and climate change package would deliver

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

Why it is time for a Big Energy Vision

Paul King of the UK Green Building Council explains why businesses and NGOs are coming together to highlight how greener buildings can save everyone money

23 Oct 2014

Ten things you need to know about the EU 2030 climate and energy package

As David Cameron joins the negotiations for a 2030 carbon reduction target, BusinessGreen assesses the key questions raised by the EU's new energy and climate change strategy

23 Oct 2014

WTO environmental goods liberalization - not just green, but also good

It may not have commanded the same attention as the controversial TTIP talks, but as Tatjana Sachse explains efforts to agree a green trade deal could have huge implications for the low carbon economy

23 Oct 2014

Car clubs could rid London's streets of 120,000 cars

Study finds boosting car sharing scheme membership could have considerable environmental and economic benefits

23 Oct 2014

Updated: Advertising watchdog confirms Green Deal ads were 'misleading'

Government comes under fire for promising homeowners savings through energy efficiency scheme as new figures spark fears over Home Improvement Fund

22 Oct 2014

MPs slam Defra's decision to bin waste management policies

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee calls for local recycling targets in England, warning country is on track to miss 2020 targets

22 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

Seven questions for Liz Truss' solar farm crackdown

Defra's plans to reduce CAP payments for farmers installing solar arrays raise more questions than answers

21 Oct 2014

Liz Truss accused of trying to woo UKIP voters with 'minute' solar subsidy cuts

Solar and farming industries slam Environment Secretary for 'misguided' attack on solar farm developments

21 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

A business plea for a strong 2030 energy and climate deal

Chief executive of Rockwool calls for European Council to show leadership and approve on an ambitious energy savings target this week

21 Oct 2014

EU climate talks enter end game with everything still to play for

Final frantic round of negotiations and lobbying aims to deliver ambitious yet workable energy and climate change package

20 Oct 2014

EU clean tech sector losing ground to China and Japan

Falling levels of investment and policy instability allowing countries to overtake European pioneers, EY warns

20 Oct 2014

How Scotland is seeking to stamp out carrier bag waste

As Scotland starts charging for single use bags from today, BusinessGreen looks at the finer details of the waste-tackling policy

20 Oct 2014

Electric cars scheme aims to spark a revolution in Yorkshire

Inmotion initiative backed by npower attempts to show businesses the financial and environmental benefits of electrifying their fleets

20 Oct 2014

The challenge for the global auto industry

Simon Clements of Alliance Trust Investments explores the environmental and economic challenges faced by a fast-changing auto industry

20 Oct 2014

Davey: 'People are ready to do a deal'

Energy and climate change secretary explains why he is optimistic the EU is about to agree to a bold and ambitious new energy and climate change package

17 Oct 2014

How will Europe's new reporting rules impact your business?

The European Union is requiring certain businesses to report on environmental strategies and programs - Here are five things you need to know

17 Oct 2014

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