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Leaders under fire for failure to attend post-UN climate summit meetings

David Cameron speaks at the United Nations Climate Summit September 2014

Greg Barker, David Cameron’s former top climate change aide, criticises heads of state for no-show at New York dinner

25 Sep 2014

Barack Obama: No nation is immune to the risks of climate change

US President Barack Obama speaks at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York September 2014

The US Presidents speech in full from the United Nations Climate Summit in New York

24 Sep 2014

Four reasons why the UN Climate Summit was a success

Peoples climate march New York 22 September 2014

The direction of travel in favour of bold climate action has never been clearer - the savviest businesses and investors are taking note

24 Sep 2014

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

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

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

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

White House unveils solar power and energy efficiency boost

Paper outlines more than 50 actions and commitments designed to avoid 300 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, as administration sets out climate negotiating stall

19 Sep 2014

Obama delays key power plant rule of signature climate change plan

A week before major UN talks on climate change, EPA extends comment period for rule to cut carbon pollution from plants

17 Sep 2014

Study warns emissions from Keystone XL pipeline four times higher than thought

New research challenges State Department projections, increasing pressure on White House to reject controversial development

12 Aug 2014

Obama launches three-pronged climate action push

President beefs up climate strategy once again with new moves to tackle methane emissions, enhance resilience, and bolster economic case for action

30 Jul 2014

California and Mexico ink climate action alliance, as Obama prepares latest green push

President Obama poised to announce fresh climate policies, as California and Mexico seek to establish clean tech hub

29 Jul 2014

Obama attacks Republicans for appeasing climate deniers

President says members of congress are feigning ignorance of science because they fear backlash from 'fringe elements'

26 Jun 2014

Tourism losing climate change battle, warns Cambridge study

New report warns that climate impacts pose grave threat to global tourism industry

18 Jun 2014

Obama accuses opponents of action on climate change of posing "a serious threat to everybody's future"

As President announces new $1bn to improve climate resilience, he likens those who reject climate science to people who believe the moon is "made of cheese"

16 Jun 2014

Hillary Clinton hails potential for US to become "21st century clean energy superpower"

Clinton backs Obama's emissions reduction plan and warns that world faces "consequential challenges" from climate change and resource depletion

13 Jun 2014

Obama: 'We need to keep fossil fuels in the ground'

US President warns two degree target will be unachievable without switch to greener energy sources

11 Jun 2014

Green businesses hail Obama’s carbon-cutting pledge

President dismisses 'naysayers' of new clean power plan with predictions the rule will boost economy

03 Jun 2014

Seven reasons to celebrate Obama's coal crackdown

And one reason why it does not go nearly far enough

02 Jun 2014

USA clean power plan: the reaction

BusinessGreen runs down all the latest reaction to new proposals to cut power sector emissions by 30 per cent

02 Jun 2014

US confirms plans to curb power emissions by 30 per cent

Environmental Protection Agency reveals much-anticipated targets designed to tackle climate change and save up to $93bn

02 Jun 2014

Report: Obama poised to announce 30 per cent cuts to US coal emissions

Obama claims failure to limit carbon emissions from power plants is 'not smart, not safe, and doesn't make sense'

02 Jun 2014

Obama to unveil historic climate change plan to cut US carbon pollution

Proposed regulations could cut carbon pollution by up to 25 per cent but President still faces potential opposition from Republicans

30 May 2014

How Obama's coal rules could reveal how much faith he has in US green innovation

Policymakers and business leaders around the world prepare for publication of wide-ranging new emissions standards for US power stations

29 May 2014

Obama considers tougher than expected power plant emissions caps

Reports suggest utilities may face mandated cuts of up to 25 per cent that could require investments in clean energy

20 May 2014

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