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Financial markets need major overhaul to tackle climate risks, warns Royal Society

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Major new study calls for businesses and public sector to report exposure to extreme weather events such as typhoons and superstorms

27 Nov 2014

BusinessEurope accused of 'callous' attack on environmental policies

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Europe's biggest corporate lobby group reveals latest demands include plan to water down EU green policy

26 Nov 2014

How UK industrial pollution cost EU £69bn over five years

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New report highlights impact of air pollution from energy sector and manufacturing on the EU economy

26 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

How much do Brits want to see action on climate change?

The government's latest poll reveal many people are keen to see governments sign a global deal on carbon emissions next year

25 Nov 2014

China can show greater clean energy ambition, IRENA says

Report says current policies will see country fall short of its potential as the world's largest renewable energy user

25 Nov 2014

Canada bolsters Green Climate Fund as Europe emerges as biggest per capita backer

Harper government confirms $300m pledge to GCF, despite previous criticism of UN climate negotiations

24 Nov 2014

Amazon and 100 per cent renewable energy: Will it really happen?

Amazon Web Services says it has a "long term commitment" to source 100 per cent renewable power, but how will it deliver on that goal?

21 Nov 2014

How London is seeking to raise its game on recycling

LWARB launches two pronged attack to boost waste management efforts, as capital is revealed as worst in UK for recycling

20 Nov 2014

Ofgem faces legal threats over Middlesbrough FC wind turbine delays

EXCLUSIVE: Empowering Wind threatens to sue regulator, citing "flaws" in feed-in tariff law

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

UK faces EU judgement day over air pollution failures

European Court of Justice set to rule on ongoing battle between UK government and ClientEarth over NO2 limits

19 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

Green groups and businesses urge Juncker to save pollution and waste policies

NGOs and EU industry waste management companies write to Commission president calling on him to back green growth

17 Nov 2014

Brussels frames debate for greener TVs

European Commission restarts initiative to tighten energy-efficiency regulations on monitors and digital photo frames

17 Nov 2014

Obama's multi-billion climate change pledge raises hopes for G20

USA set to make biggest commitment to date to Green Climate Fund during G20 summit in Brisbane

14 Nov 2014

Juncker accused of seeking to roll back green growth agenda

Liberal MEPs say new Commission President wants to ditch plans for tighter air quality and waste policies

14 Nov 2014

IEA chief: act on climate or "say goodbye to the world we are used to"

Leaders must send strong signal at Paris climate change conference to deliver four-fold increase in clean energy investment, Fatih Birol warns

13 Nov 2014

UK small wind industry 'driven to breaking point' by lack of government support

EXCLUSIVE: New report from RenewableUK calls on ministers to wake up to problems facing small turbine market

13 Nov 2014

Seven key lessons from the US-China Climate Pact

Historic US-China climate change agreement promises to deliver huge boost to the global green economy

12 Nov 2014

US and China agree to act on climate change: the reaction

BusinessGreen runs down the responses from key figures in the political, business and NGO sectors

12 Nov 2014

USA and China climate change agreement - in full

US President Barack Obama and China's Xi Jingping have today unveiled a new deal to slash carbon emissions over the coming decades

12 Nov 2014

IEA World Energy Outlook 2014: In numbers

The figures green business leaders need to know from today's landmark report

12 Nov 2014

IEA: $550bn fossil fuel handout is stalling clean energy progress

Landmark report says subsidies are four time those received by renewables and warns energy system is struggling under the strain of rising demand

12 Nov 2014

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