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US and India to announce joint climate change action during Obama visit

Narendra Modi in Rewari at ex-servicemen rally - by Narendra Modi Flickr

Obama hopes to sustain global warming momentum next month

16 Dec 2014

Lima deal paves path to pragmatic and imperfect Paris Treaty

Paris at night

The denouement to the Lima Summit may have been wearingly familiar, but it raises hopes for a 'we'll do what we can' climate treaty that would deliver a major boost to the global green economy

15 Dec 2014

Lima Call for Climate Action - The reaction


BusinessGreen runs through all the reaction to the latest UN climate agreement

15 Dec 2014

MPs: Cameron must not water down world's sustainable development goals

"In some areas the Government appears to be actively encouraging unsustainable development," says Joan Walley MP

15 Dec 2014

Lima Summit: Late deal paves way for global round of national climate action

Tense negotiations end with roadmap to next year's crucial climate summit in Paris, but campaigners warn it does not go far enough

14 Dec 2014

Lima Summit: Talks continue through the night as latest text sparks angry response

Old divisions remain firmly in place as the talks run into extra time

13 Dec 2014

Lima Summit: Deep divisions continue to mar final day of talks

Officials release condensed draft negotiating text in an attempt to break long-running deadlock

12 Dec 2014

Lima Summit: Tensions mount as negotiators make slow progress

Diplomats play down hopes of a major breakthrough in Lima as countries remain split over dividing lines between industrialised and developing nations

12 Dec 2014

Lima Summit: US downplays hopes of India climate pact, as UN launches Gigaton campaign

Ed Davey throws weight behind 'carbon bubble' hypothesis, as Greenpeace apologises to hosts over protest stunt and UNEP launches 1 Gigaton Coalition

11 Dec 2014

Lima Summit: Hopes build for 'Paris Alliance' as Lima Summit edges towards climate deal

The Lima Summit is making progress - an ambitious global climate treaty could well be on the horizon

10 Dec 2014

New Climate targets will boost the global market for Climate Innovations

Hero Prins of Climate-KIC explains how the recent flurry of new international climate targets is good news for entrepreneurs

09 Dec 2014

Speculation over Indian emissions goal fuels hopes of Lima Summit progress

Lima Summit enjoys encouraging progress, but poorer nations remain frustrated about slow progress on climate funding pledges

05 Dec 2014

Lima Climate Summit - All the latest

Catch up on all the green business developments from the Lima climate summit

02 Dec 2014

UN Climate chief sets out four-point plan for Lima Summit

Christiana Figueres says COP20 climate change talks in Peru must 'write history'

02 Dec 2014

Time to show carbon markets matter in Lima

Dirk Forrister of the International Emissions Trading Association explains why blue chip firms want to see progress at Lima on linking growing carbon markets

02 Dec 2014

Lima climate change talks best chance for a generation, say upbeat diplomats

Hopes rise for global warming deal after US-China carbon commitments inject much-needed momentum into Peru talks

01 Dec 2014

UN climate change deal must have legally binding targets, says EU

Time is running out for agreeing legal framework for emissions cuts, EU official warns

28 Nov 2014

Obama’s climate change envoy: fossil fuels will have to stay in the ground

Todd Stern claims the world will have to forgo developing reserves of oil, coal and gas in order to solve global warming

25 Nov 2014

International talks fuel hopes of HFC crackdown

But Gulf States continue to resist calls for extension to Montreal Protocol, as Indian government insists it will drive a hard bargain

25 Nov 2014

Rich countries pledge $9.3bn to help poorer nations cope with climate change

Green Climate Fund pledging conference in Berlin falls just short of $10bn target

20 Nov 2014

UK pledges £720m to climate change fund for poor countries

Energy secretary Ed Davey warns against 'little Englander' approach as donation to UN's Green Climate Fund announced

20 Nov 2014

UN: World must achieve 'climate neutrality' by 2100

Report warns global CO2 emissions may have to hit zero soon after the middle of the century if world is to stay within 2C temperature rise

19 Nov 2014

Rich countries 'backsliding' on climate finance

$10bn pledged for Green Climate Fund to help countries cope with global warming falls short of original commitment, say UN observers

18 Nov 2014

Five sources of encouragement for green businesses from the G20 Summit

The G20 yesterday promised 'strong and effective' climate action, despite opposition from Australia - BusinessGreen looks at the key implications of the latest climate commitments

17 Nov 2014

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