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John Kerry: Climate change risk must be ranked with terrorism threat

Hurricane from a satellite's view

US Secretary of States convenes first meeting of foreign ministers ahead of Paris summit in 2015

22 Sep 2014

Rockefellers pledge to ditch fossil fuel assets

Oil rig

Family that made its fortune from oil wealth become highest profile investors yet to join divestment campaign

22 Sep 2014

Christiana Figueres: 'We must, we will, and we can address climate change'

Christiana Figueres head of the UNFCCC at the New York peoples climate march 22 September 2014

The head of the United Nations climate change secretariat outlines her expectations for the New York Climate Summit this week

22 Sep 2014

New York Climate Summit - All the latest

Catch all the green business developments from the New York Climate Summit

22 Sep 2014

New York Climate Summit: What can green businesses expect?

From climate finance to forests and Leonardo DiCaprio - what will Ban Ki-moon's high-profile conference deliver?

22 Sep 2014

Investment giants are demanding climate action, so why aren't corporates delivering?

As investors renew calls for climate action, a survey shows nine out of 10 investors see sustainability as a competitive advantage - so why are the firms they invest in not making faster progress?

19 Sep 2014

Could the New York Summit consign corporate dinosaurs to history?

The myth that businesses automatically oppose climate action has never looked more tired, and the corporate desire for decarbonisation must be recognised

18 Sep 2014

New Climate Economy report: Do you want an iPad or a typewriter?

The landmark report makes it clear that delivering decarbonisation is all about choices. Political and business leaders need to ask what kind of future they want to invest in

16 Sep 2014

Why tackling climate change and economic growth are compatible

New Climate Economy project to unveil findings next week, calling for world leaders to make displacing coal by 2030 a global priority

10 Sep 2014

Ed Davey: We must show the world that we speak with one voice on climate change

Energy and Climate Change Secretary's speech in full setting out his vision for a global deal on climate change in Paris 2015

09 Sep 2014

Greenhouse gases hit record levels, fuelling climate and ocean acidification fears

World Meteorological Organisation figures show stark increase in greenhouse gas emissions, sparking concerns planet is proving less effective at soaking up CO2

09 Sep 2014

The climate outlook is bleak, but there are glimmers of hope

It's like groundhog day only worse, with the sixth year of the PwC Low Carbon Economy Index, but there are small signs of change

09 Sep 2014

Ed Davey sets out vision for 2015 Paris climate deal

Government launches strategy for next year's summit, as Secretary of States highlights need for the world's richest countries to pledge ambitious emissions cuts

09 Sep 2014

Meat Free Monday launches Climate Pledge Campaign

McCartney family and former Climate Change Minister Greg Barker team up to launch new campaign to promote climate-friendly diets

08 Sep 2014

PwC: UK green economy efforts are starting to deliver, but climate crisis still looms

Major new study warns world remains on track for 4C warming this century, despite some encouraging progress from renewables industry

08 Sep 2014

World leaders urged to aim for 'zero emissions' this century

Green NGOs call on world leaders preparing to travel to New York summit to target full decarbonisation, as UN climate chief makes case for 'climate neutrality' and campaigners prepare People's Climate March

08 Sep 2014

Ban Ki-moon: Time is running out to tackle climate change

UN Secretary General previews crucial UN meeting with warning that 'climate change poses sweeping risks for economic stability and the security of nations'

04 Sep 2014

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'

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

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

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