Labour productivity is already being hit by exposure to excessive temperatures, with the impact on the global economy set to reach£1.5tr by 2030
Philip Hammond – a green economy champion as Foreign Secretary - appointed Chancellor as Amber Rudd leaves DECC
The Committee on Climate Change's latest climate change risk assessment highlights the many potential impacts of global warming on the UK – but what are the major threats for businesses?
Heatwaves and disruption to food supplies join flooding, water shortages and spread of invasive diseases as major risks to UK from climate change, according to new analysis from Committee on Climate Change
Government keen to explore shale gas production further but admits meeting carbon budgets will be 'challenging'
Long-awaited CCC shale gas report says three 'tests' on methane leaks, gas consumption and emissions offsetting must be met if fracking is to be delivered in the UK
Committee on Climate Change chair tells MPs government must put forward an alternative plan for carbon capture and storage technology in its forthcoming emissions reduction plan
Annual update confirms UK emissions have fallen 4.5 per cent a year over the past three years, but urgent new measures now required to deliver on fifth carbon budget
CCC boss Matthew Bell argues the UK is making encouraging process, but warns the government will soon need to deliver a wide-ranging new decarbonisation plan
Emissions in 2014 were 46 per cent below 1990 levels, significantly exceeding the country's 2020 target of reducing emissions by 42 per cent
EEF's Richard Warren argues there is little reason for industry to be concerned about the impact of an ambitious new carbon budget on competitiveness - in fact it could provide a boost to UK manufacturers
Grantham Institute report claims businesses no less competitive globally as result of climate policies, while IEMA poll reveals 90 per cent backing for Fifth Carbon Budget
20 'Green Tories' write to Prime Minister calling on him to adopt Committee on Climate Change recommendations for post-2030 carbon targets
The government should approve the Fifth Carbon Budget, but any decision needs to be backed by a credible plan for delivery that is currently sorely lacking
'We can see no basis for downgrading the UK's ambition to reduce emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases'
Parliamentary energy and climate change committee urges government to accept binding target to cut emissions 57 per cent against 1990 levels by the early 2030s
WWF's Emma Pinchbeck argues climate action this year is essential to protect today's generation, as well as tomorrow's
Professor Corinne Le Quéré from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and Professor Nick Chater from Warwick Business School become the latest members of influential government watchdog
Chair of the Committee on Climate Change claims Brexit would be a major setback to global action on climate change
Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom says net zero Paris goal will be written into UK law following advice from the Committee on Climate Change in the autumn
Lord Deben says Scotland's impressive action on climate change must be accelerated
Government's climate change advisory body says targets are enough for now despite ramped-up global ambition of the Paris deal
Committee on Climate Change questions ministers’ claims of increased investment and urges more spending on defences
Paris Agreement should give UK more confidence to back renewable energy and make deep emissions cuts, say onlookers