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Climate change could spark conflict in emerging economies, study finds

Parched soil by the White Nile in Khartoum Sudan

Maplecroft warns rapid economic growth in Bangladesh, India, and Nigeria is under threat from climate change impacts on agriculture

29 Oct 2014

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

DNV Sustainability and Innovation chief operating officer Bjorn Haugland

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

07 Oct 2014

Extreme weather becoming more common, study says

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

12 Aug 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

Climate resilience: Why slow and spread beats pave and pipe

Could eco-engineering concepts deliver the climate adaptation cities need, while boosting the economy and improving habitats?

03 Jul 2014

Former US Treasury Secretaries to warn of soaring climate risks

Bi-partisan 'Risky Business' group to warn of immense corporate risks presented by unmitigated climate change

23 Jun 2014

World's energy systems vulnerable to climate impacts, report warns

Generators from nuclear reactors to coal-fired power plants will feel the brunt of the weather changes

18 Jun 2014

Eco-engineering, Dutch flood prevention, and the future of estuaries

Speaking ahead of next month's Global Estuaries Forum, Victor Beumer reveals how a new approach to engineering could help protect cities against climate threats

11 Jun 2014

Lloyd's calls on insurers to take into account climate change risk

Extreme weather as global climate alters demands a longer view and more action to avoid financial losses, says insurance firm

08 May 2014

Climate adaptation lobby is reckless, dangerous, and (partly) right

The latest argument from climate sceptics that we can manage escalating risks may be flawed, but it could still aid those who want to see more climate action

01 Apr 2014

IPCC Report: Business groups lead calls for ambitious action to tackle worsening climate risks

Leading business groups renew calls for bolder steps to deliver climate mitigation and resilience

31 Mar 2014

Climate change 'already affecting food supply' – UN

Report by climate change panel says global warming is fuelling not only natural disasters, but potentially famine – and war

31 Mar 2014

Fresh reports highlight escalating climate risks

Ahead of the launch of latest IPCC report, Met Office and Oxfam publish new studies warning of increasing climate impacts

26 Mar 2014

Why the UK needs a Climate Change Impacts Fund

Bob Ward explains why he has launched a new petition calling for a tax avoidance crackdown to create a dedicated fund to combat climate impacts

05 Mar 2014

Davos: Climate impacts pose severe global economic risk

Annual World Economic Forum Global Risk report again highlights climate change and extreme weather as big risks for economy over the next decade

20 Jan 2014

The world does not end in 2100

Why is there so little engagement with the concept of historic legacy when it comes to climate change?

10 Jan 2014

Flood-hit UK must prepare for more extreme weather, says climate adviser

Sir David King says government needs to increase spending on flood defences, as storms continue to cause disruption

06 Jan 2014

Planet likely to warm by 4C by 2100, scientists warn

New climate model taking greater account of cloud changes indicates heating will be at higher end of expectations

02 Jan 2014

US utilities urged to boost climate resilience or risk blackouts

White House report warns that power outages caused by extreme weather are costing the US between $18bn and $33bn a year

13 Aug 2013

NFU claims extreme weather poses biggest threat to British farming

Erratic swings from floods to heatwaves and drought caused by climate change is devastating harvests, says NFU president

29 Jul 2013

Climate change poses grave threat to security, says UK envoy

Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, special representative to foreign secretary, says governments can't afford to wait for 100% certainty

01 Jul 2013

Erratic US 'weather whiplash' accounts for billions of dollars in global losses

Frequent and intense weather events in the US cited in climate studies as series of natural disasters plague region

30 May 2013

Reports offer stark warnings over rising climate threats

Major new US and European reports again warn urgent action needed to tackle mounting climate risks and economic impacts

14 Jan 2013

Climate change a factor in spiralling weather disaster costs

Munich Re says North America has racked up losses of over $1,000bn over the last 30 years because of extreme weather

18 Oct 2012

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