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Labour promises action on climate resilience and air pollution

Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs

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

12 Aug 2014

Maria Eagle: "A Tory victory would be dire" for the environment

Maria Eagle Labour Shadow Environment Secretary and Trevor Hutchings director of advocacy for WWF

The Shadow Environment Secretary, speaking at WWF UK, argues that the Conservative Party has failed to live up to its green promises

11 Aug 2014

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

Flooding by Environment Agency

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

11 Aug 2014

Businesses failing to prepare for climate change risks, report warns

Committee on Climate Change attacks government "underinvestment" on flooding and outlines future overheating threat for UK's aging population

09 Jul 2014

EDF seeks to beef up power plant climate resilience

Nuclear giant awarded contract from Energy Technologies Institute to explore natural hazards to new infrastructure

09 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

Engineers urge government to protect UK from climate risks

Institution of Civil Engineers calls for boost to public spending on flood defences in wake of wettest winter on record

26 Jun 2014

Winter floods could batter England again if cuts not reversed, MPs warn

Funding doesn't reflect increased flood risk driven by climate change, report finds

17 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

Western Antarctic ice sheet collapse has already begun, scientists warn

Two separate studies confirm loss of ice sheet is inevitable, and will cause up to four metres of additional sea-level rise

13 May 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

Cumbrian nuclear dump 'virtually certain' to be eroded by rising sea levels

One million cubic metres of waste near Sellafield are housed at a site that was a mistake, admits Environment Agency

22 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

IPCC Report: Wrestling with the green utopian-dystopian paradox

The IPCC report confirms the scale of the climate challenge is daunting, but environmentalists need to shed their cognitive dissonance and get behind the vision for a positive green future

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

IPCC climate impacts report: At a glance

BusinessGreen Plus runs down the key findings from the latest IPCC report examining the risks the world faces from a changing climate

31 Mar 2014

Homeowners and government unprepared for worsening flood risks, warns PwC

New YouGov poll reveals nearly two-fifths of people are unwilling to pay for flood insurance and adaptation measures

31 Mar 2014

Poll: Half of voters could switch parties based on green policies

WWF survey finds this year's floods and storms have boosted voters' desire for climate change action

26 Mar 2014

Poll: Government must do more to protect UK from climate change and flooding

New survey of people living in flood-hit parts of the UK reveals climate change is becoming a growing concern

20 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: Critics claim increased flood defence spending fails to hit the mark

Osborne pledges £140m to help keep the tides at bay, but industry insiders warn it will fail to plug funding gap

19 Mar 2014

Reports: Climate change could wipe trillions off world’s economy

Draft IPCC report and American Association for the Advancement of Science study warns of increasing pressure on natural resources from global warming

18 Mar 2014

Builders urge Osborne to ensure new Garden City embraces clean technology

Builders urge Chancellor to ensure development incorporates tough new green standards

17 Mar 2014

Flooding insurance payouts reach £446m

Association of British Insurers reveals industry received 17,500 flood claims this winter as total costs to the industry expected to clear £1.1bn

13 Mar 2014

Innovators tap the value of wastewater

Cambrian Innovation and WaterFX are testing the viability of energy-positive water treatment approaches

07 Mar 2014

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