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Bill Clinton: Latest climate science report is ‘urgent wake-up call’

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Former president says report shows need to transform global energy system, but Eastern European countries dismiss zero emission target

10 Nov 2014

Four surprises and one non-surprise

Alan Whitehead MP

Alan Whitehead MP takes a look at the most recent IPCC climate report and finds some encouraging signs the world is starting to act

06 Nov 2014

Businesses urged to digest latest IPCC climate science report

Parched soil by the White Nile in Khartoum Sudan

Dr Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC chair, urges businesses to take a long term view on climate change-related decisions

03 Nov 2014

IPCC chief: 'We need to tell the truth and if that truth is blunt, so be it'

Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, explains why its latest report is essential reading for businesses

03 Nov 2014

Ban Ki-moon backs fossil fuel divestment in wake of IPCC climate warnings

UN chief says pension funds and insurance companies should invest in renewables, as businesses and politicians unite in calls for urgent climate action

03 Nov 2014

Scientists warn time is running out to tackle climate change

Final AR5 IPCC report urges governments and businesses to work together to prevent temperatures rising beyond two degrees

02 Nov 2014

Climate change is happening and may be irreversible, IPCC warns

Leaked draft report outlines huge scale of global threat, as Obama administration edges forward with strategy for international negotiations

27 Aug 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

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

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 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

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: At a glance

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

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

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

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