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China carbon market to launch in 2016 following US emissions deal

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Market should mature by 2020, officials say, helping China to peak emissions by 2030 in line with landmark deal

25 Nov 2014

China can show greater clean energy ambition, IRENA says

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Report says current policies will see country fall short of its potential as the world's largest renewable energy user

25 Nov 2014

We are now getting close to creating wealth worth having

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James Cameron argues the US-China climate deal will help usher in new economic opportunities as the world shifts to a low carbon energy system

19 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

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

Seven key lessons from the US-China Climate Pact

Historic US-China climate change agreement promises to deliver huge boost to the global green economy

12 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

USA and China climate change agreement - in full

US President Barack Obama and China's Xi Jingping have today unveiled a new deal to slash carbon emissions over the coming decades

12 Nov 2014

The world's 10 biggest tidal power projects

BusinessGreen runs down the most promising developments for the world's emerging tidal power industry

07 Nov 2014

Four surprises and one non-surprise

Alan Whitehead MP takes a look at the most recent IPCC climate report and finds some encouraging signs the world is starting to act

06 Nov 2014

Emerging economies challenge industrialised nations clean energy dominance

New report shows developing nations added 37GW of new green energy last year, compared to 43GW in OECD countries

29 Oct 2014

Fresh reports reveal how solar and wind are closing in on grid parity

Rooftop solar set to be as cheap as grid energy in all 50 US states by 2016, while forecasts for huge wind energy growth raise prospects of falling costs

28 Oct 2014

China's coal use falls for first time this century, analysis suggests

Fall of 1-2 per cent in amount of coal burned offers ‘window of opportunity’ to bring climate change under control, Greenpeace energy analysts say

23 Oct 2014

China's emissions cuts 'negated' by industrial boom, study finds

Huge prouction rises enabled by efficiency gains might have outweighed any environmental benefits, researchers warn

05 Oct 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

New York Climate Summit - what was announced?

From city mayors to Rockefellers - BusinessGreen runs down the key green commitments from this week's conference

24 Sep 2014

Hong Kong aims to halve greenhouse gas emissions

City administrator outlines plans to incentivise businesses to build greener buildings or reduce power use

24 Sep 2014

China targets emissions peak 'as soon as possible'

Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli also commits $6m to advance South-South cooperation on climate change

23 Sep 2014

China's latest coal crackdown fuels stranded asset warnings

Reports suggest government is to ban the use of the dirtiest coal, as it seeks to tackle smog crisis

17 Sep 2014

Sparks fly in world's first all-electric Grand Prix

Around 40 million viewers tune in to inaugural Formula E race where a final corner crash saw Lucas di Grassi snatch victory in Beijing

15 Sep 2014

Report: Will Chinese premier snub New York climate change meeting?

Local media report suggests crucial UN meeting will be without a number of key global leaders

02 Sep 2014

Report: China national carbon market on track for 2016 launch

Citing senior government official, Reuters reports legislation to underpin world's largest national carbon market expected to be finalised this year

02 Sep 2014

China seeks help from NGOs to boost environmental protection push

ClientEarth to advise Chinese Supreme Court on new environmental tribunal as country seeks to bolster ties with green groups

02 Sep 2014

See you in court: How James Thornton is battling for environmental justice

BusinessGreen Leader of the Year James Thornton explains why ClientEarth is about much more than just litigation

02 Sep 2014

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