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Report: Will Chinese premier snub New York climate change meeting?


Local media report suggests crucial UN meeting will be without a number of key global leaders

02 Sep 2014

Sir David King preps launch of $10bn global clean tech 'Apollo programme'

Sir David King

Former chief scientist reveals plans for global fund to help slash cost of clean energy could take a major step forward this month

02 Sep 2014

France underlines commitment to "legally binding" agreement at Paris climate summit

A view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris France

Are the UN summit's hosts on a collision course with the Obama administration?

01 Sep 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

Unilever confirms it has quit BusinessEurope lobby group

Spokeswoman confirms it is seeking to work with 'likeminded' organisations to drive green policies

22 Aug 2014

Report: India's Modi set to miss crucial UN climate summit

Reports suggest new Prime Minister will snub Ban Ki-moon meeting in New York next month

14 Aug 2014

Scotland kicks off Commonwealth Games with support for global clean energy push

Scottish Government hosts European launch of UN Sustainable Energy for All campaign to coincide with opening of Commonwealth Games

25 Jul 2014

What can we expect from the New York climate summit?

Climate Change Capital's chairman James Cameron looks ahead to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's crucial climate summit

21 Jul 2014

BRICS group announce plan for $100bn sustainable development bank

"We reiterate our belief that renewable and clean energy, research and development of new technologies and energy efficiency, can constitute an important driver to promote sustainable development"

18 Jul 2014

Climate Summit 2014

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon gathers world leaders to progress action on tackling climate change

16 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

Could an Environmental Goods Agreement unlock a surge in green growth?

Critical talks are underway to bring an end to import tariffs on green goods and services, ending clean tech trade wars

10 Jul 2014

UN issued with roadmap on how to avoid climate catastrophe

Report is the first of its kind to prescribe concrete actions that the biggest 15 economies must take to keep warming below 2C

09 Jul 2014

UN hails progress at latest Bonn climate talks

Two week summit ends positively as negotiators edge towards an international emissions reduction framework for 2015

16 Jun 2014

Lagarde calls for carbon pricing action

Head of the International Monetary Fund urges central bankers to take steps now to deliver carbon pricing mechanisms

13 Jun 2014

Climate unity dealt blow as Australia and Canada put business first

Prime ministers Tony Abbott and Stephen Harper say they do not want to harm economy in the fight against climate change

10 Jun 2014

UN warns of new era of soaring resource costs

UN Environment Programme report reveals how costs of metals, rubber, and energy have all soared globally since 2000

10 Jun 2014

Climate policymakers agree global 'Legislators' Resolution'

GLOBE network agrees blueprint for new climate push based on ambitious national legislation

09 Jun 2014

Finland becomes latest country to pass national Climate Change Act

New law, modelled on UK's pioneering Climate Change Act, sets legally-binding target to cut Finnish emissions 80 per cent by 2050

06 Jun 2014

Legislators to meet in Mexico in bid to bolster climate laws

World Summit of Legislators aims to deliver blueprint for countries to enshrine national policies for tackling rising carbon emissions

05 Jun 2014

Queen's Speech: UK to "champion a global agreement on climate change"

Opening of parliament confirms government plans to boost fracking, charge for plastic bags, and deliver zero-carbon homes

04 Jun 2014

Jeffrey Sachs: We have to tackle climate change if we are to have any hope of tackling poverty

UN advisor urges negotiators to make action on climate change a "headline" part of new sustainable development goals

04 Jun 2014

China to limit carbon emissions for first time, climate adviser claims

Absolute cap to come into effect from 2016, top official says on the day after US announces ambitious carbon plan

03 Jun 2014

Prince Charles calls for creation of a greener, inclusive capitalism

Heir to the throne warns that fundamental reforms to capitalism are urgently required to tackle escalating climate risks

28 May 2014

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