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Analysts: Global climate change deal unlikely to prevent dangerous climate change

Globe showing carbon emissions

New analysis by Thomson Reuters Point Carbon suggests the world will blow its carbon budget by 2048, even if China and USA match the EU's 2030 pledges

11 Jul 2014

Busting the myths around emission reduction costs

Bob Ward

Bob Ward argues misleading comparisons and assumptions are being used to inflate the economic costs of climate change policies

27 Jun 2014

Report: No investor immune to climate change impacts

A satellite view of a hurricane

Study highlights impacts of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's landmark study on investors

24 Jun 2014

White House to warn of worsening climate change risks

New report due today is expected to show climate impacts are already adversely affecting US

06 May 2014

Could shale gas help the climate change fight?

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey says shale gas exploration will not compromise investment in renewables and can have a limited impact on the environment if done in the right way

28 Apr 2014

Time for scientists to get off the fence?

Trewin Restorick argues that scientists have a duty to make politicians accountable for the cycle of denial and delay over climate change

24 Apr 2014

Tackling future challenges of mobility

AkzoNobel's Johan Widheden asks what the IPCC's latest report means for the transport sector

14 Apr 2014

IPCC Report: And now, for some good news

IPCC report confirms a better and sustainable future is possible, the onus is now on political and business leaders to make it happen

14 Apr 2014

IPCC report: Mixed policy messages delaying green investments, businesses warn

Businesses line up to call for a global deal on climate change in the wake of landmark scientific report on how to tackle climate change

14 Apr 2014

IPCC: 'High-speed mitigation train needs to leave station soon'

“All of society must be on board” to limit warming to less than 2 degrees, IPCC chief warns

14 Apr 2014

Averting climate change catastrophe is affordable, says IPCC report

Landmark UN analysis concludes global roll-out of clean energy would shave only a tiny fraction off economic growth

13 Apr 2014

IPCC climate mitigation report: The reaction

As scientists warn the world will need to drastically slash carbon emissions to keep climate change on a two degree pathway, BusinessGreen rounds up all the latest reaction

13 Apr 2014

IPCC climate mitigation report: At a glance

BusinessGreen outlines the latest findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's mitigation report

13 Apr 2014

World has two decade window to stave off 'dangerous' climate change

IPCC report author warns world must act now to ensure infrastructure built now does not lock in global economies to high carbon pathway

11 Apr 2014

The economics of climate change: quite often, just silly

Ahead of the IPCC's report on Sunday, David Powell of Friends of the Earth argues we cannot solely rely on economic models to provide the case for climate action

11 Apr 2014

IPCC report proposes sucking carbon out of the air as climate fix

Technique of burning biomass then pumping released carbon underground included in leaked draft from UN climate panel

07 Apr 2014

MPs slam BBC's skewed climate change coverage

MPs accuse BBC of failing to report climate change impartially by giving too prominent a platform to sceptics such as Lord Lawson

02 Apr 2014

Let them eat coal

The coal industry is about to launch a major push to bring dirty energy to the world's developing countries, Kirsty Gogan argues that green businesses need a credible response

02 Apr 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 scientists: UK leading world on climate adaptation

Leading climate scientists urge Britain to stay at leading edge of adaptation efforts as water scarcity, heatwave and flooding risks escalate

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

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

IPCC climate science report: All the latest

All the latest news and analysis as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) publishes its latest report

31 Mar 2014

IPCC report: Scientists urge world to embrace 'exciting' new technologies to tackle climate change

Co-chair of latest IPCC report says countries have struggled to develop climate change policies because the topic is "such a downer"

31 Mar 2014

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