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Insurers tell Osborne £500m extra needed for flood defences

flooded-sign

Companies and NGOs write to Chancellor George Osborne warning millions of homes could be left at risk without greater investment

21 Oct 2014

New York Climate Summit: Stress Testing more than just the announcements

Malcolm Preston PwC

As the dust settles on last month's events in New York there's a lot of talk of tipping points for the climate and sustainability agenda - Have we crossed one for financial reporting, asks PwC's Malcolm Preston

15 Oct 2014

Pentagon: Climate change is threat to US security

US soldiers running on a desert road during a military operation

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel unveils latest climate change adaptation roadmap, as European studies reveal more governments are focusing on boosting climate resilience

14 Oct 2014

Paterson slammed over Climate Change Act 'outburst'

Former cabinet colleague warns ripping up the Climate Change Act would be 'one of the most stupid economic decisions imaginable'

13 Oct 2014

It is time for business to adapt to the new risk reality

Bjørn K Haugland of DNV GL reveals how climate risk assessments are being baked into the certification giants decision-making

07 Oct 2014

MIT: Prepare for worsening climate impacts

Latest Energy and Climate Outlook predicts world on track for temperature increases of 3.3C to 5.6C this century, presenting huge challenge to global economy

01 Oct 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

The climate outlook is bleak, but there are glimmers of hope

It's like groundhog day only worse, with the sixth year of the PwC Low Carbon Economy Index, but there are small signs of change

09 Sep 2014

John Elkington, the 'Breakthrough Challenge' and tomorrow's bottom line

Sustainable business pioneer John Elkington discusses his new book, the big challeges companies face and whether he's optimistic about the future

05 Sep 2014

Islands need 'blue-green' economy to tackle climate change

UNEP report outlines pressing need for island strategy focused on clean tech, resource efficiency, and sustainable consumption

03 Sep 2014

DNV GL to launch Global Opportunity Network to identify green growth prospects

Risk management giant aims to identify areas where environmental challenges can be turned into business opportunities

27 Aug 2014

Climate change perception gap 'reminiscent' of MMR scandal, survey finds

Poll suggests public underestimates scientific consensus around climate change, as well as contribution of green energy to electricity mix

27 Aug 2014

Washington Post urges America to embrace climate action

On both sides of the Atlantic the race is underway to push climate action back up the political agenda

26 Aug 2014

Asian economies 'under serious threat' from climate change

Asian Development Bank report warns cost of tackling extreme weather will skyrocket unless emissions can be limited

20 Aug 2014

Andrew Winston on climate risk, the carbon bubble and The Big Pivot

The green business strategy expert outlines the ideas underpinning his new book on how businesses can survive in a fundamentally changed world

18 Aug 2014

Having a carbon budget is great, but how are we going to meet it?

The Green Party's Natalie Bennett argues that while the government may have agreed to new carbon targets it is not doing nearly enough to meet them

13 Aug 2014

UN: Climate adaptation investment will ensure Africa's growth

New report highlights how protecting continent's economy against droughts, heat waves, and floods, will enhance economic development

12 Aug 2014

Extreme weather becoming more common, study says

Rise in blocking-patterns – hot or wet weather remaining stuck over regions for weeks – causing frequent heatwaves or floods

12 Aug 2014

Labour promises action on climate resilience and air pollution

Shadow Environment team goes on the offensive with promise of new national adaptation strategy

12 Aug 2014

Labour: Tory failure to invest in flood defences puts thousands at risk

Maria Eagle, shadow environment secretary, claims evidence suggests an extra 330,000 properties will be at risk by 2035

11 Aug 2014

Edelman formally declares it will not accept climate denial campaigns

Statement by America’s biggest public relations firm may be the industry’s first official position on climate denial

08 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

MPs throw weight behind IPCC climate science report

Energy and Climate Change select committee says UK should take global lead in slashing greenhouse gas emissions

29 Jul 2014

Climate adaptation must be backed by climate communication

Bob Ward calls on newly appointed Environment Secretary Liz Truss to deliver a more coherent approach to climate adaptation

23 Jul 2014

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