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US and India to announce joint climate change action during Obama visit

Narendra Modi in Rewari at ex-servicemen rally - by Narendra Modi Flickr

Obama hopes to sustain global warming momentum next month

16 Dec 2014

Green regulations cripple the economy? Show me the proof

Smoking chimney emitting pollution

If environmental red tape is the source of so many economic woes, why is the evidence of the harm they cause so sketchy?

28 Nov 2014

EPA intensifies US smog crack down

Smog over Los Angeles

Obama administration continues green push with new proposals to strengthen air quality standards through the Clean Air Act

28 Nov 2014

Obama’s climate change envoy: fossil fuels will have to stay in the ground

Todd Stern claims the world will have to forgo developing reserves of oil, coal and gas in order to solve global warming

25 Nov 2014

Five sources of encouragement for green businesses from the G20 Summit

The G20 yesterday promised 'strong and effective' climate action, despite opposition from Australia - BusinessGreen looks at the key implications of the latest climate commitments

17 Nov 2014

Threat of Obama veto hangs over Keystone XL pipeline

Controversial bill supporting project will be debated in the Senate after winning House approval, but President is expected to veto it

17 Nov 2014

G20 promises 'strong and effective' climate action, following 'trench warfare' with Australia

World leaders insist on G20 reaffirmation of support for climate action and the phasing out of fossil fuels, in face of opposition from Australian Prime Minister

17 Nov 2014

US 'banks profit' from clean tech loans criticised by Republicans

Department of Energy report forecasts $5bn return from Federal programme Republicans tried to end after collapse of Solyndra

17 Nov 2014

Obama's multi-billion climate change pledge raises hopes for G20

USA set to make biggest commitment to date to Green Climate Fund during G20 summit in Brisbane

14 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

10 lessons for the green economy from the US Midterms

A Republican-controlled Congress spells bad news for the green economy and UN climate change talks, but will it prove as disastrous as some environmentalists fear

05 Nov 2014

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

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

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

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

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