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CCC boss: Delaying decarbonisation would leave economy uninsured against climate impacts

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Committee on Climate Change's new chief executive, Matthew Bell, makes case for cost effective decarbonisation

11 Dec 2014

Michael Meehan and the future of sustainability reporting

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Joel Makower speaks to GRI chief executive about the future for the influential environmental reporting initiative

28 Nov 2014

Governments must 'get wallets out' for carbon capture, says CCS pioneer

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Canadian utility SaskPower, which brought the first large scale CCS plant online this year, urges UK to put money where its mouth is

20 Nov 2014

Ocean damage threatens economic wellbeing, says Céline Cousteau

Jacques Cousteau's grand-daughter warns climate change and pollution are putting oceans' ability to provide food and medicines at risk

18 Nov 2014

Inside Paul Hawken’s audacious plan to 'drawdown' climate change

Joel Makower talks to Paul Hawken about his bold proposals for reducing, not just stabilising, atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases

07 Nov 2014

Could Solazyme's algae hold the secret to the world's greenest and healthiest chip?

US algae-based biofuel pioneer reveals how it is expanding to deliver alternatives to vegetable oils that are good for your cholesterol and your carbon footprint

05 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

 Video Video: 'By 2020 there may be no more forests left in the world to save'

APP's head of sustainability explains the challenges the company has faced ending deforestation

31 Oct 2014

Asia Pulp and Paper reveals how zero deforestation became a reality

Aida Greenbury of Asia Pulp and Paper explains how bottom line performance and sustainable forests can be combined to help deliver 'a green economy for Indonesia'

27 Oct 2014

Davey: 'People are ready to do a deal'

Energy and climate change secretary explains why he is optimistic the EU is about to agree to a bold and ambitious new energy and climate change package

17 Oct 2014

How Rupert Murdoch's News UK is quietly leading the media fight against climate change

Chris Taylor, chief operating officer for The Sun and The Times' publisher, outlines how it has slashed waste, water and carbon emissions

17 Oct 2014

Businesses should be 'forced' to report environmental impacts, says former UN chief

Failure to quantify economic costs of biodiversity losses are undermining efforts to protect it

16 Oct 2014

Green energy crowdfunding 'coming of age'

Momentum is building behind initiative, with industry set to hit the heights next year as £460bn ISA market opens up

13 Oct 2014

Lord Deben: 'The climate change consensus will not be overturned'

Committee on Climate Change chairman reveals his thoughts on coalition, the free market's role in tackling climate change, and his love of Twitter

02 Oct 2014

Amber Rudd: 'I'm a Thatcherite when it comes to climate change'

In her first interview since joining the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd talks climate scepticism and business investment

23 Sep 2014

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

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

22 Sep 2014

Governments need to understand that onshore wind is supported by UK public

Gordon MacDougall, UK and Ireland managing director for RES, explains why the company has helped set up a new campaign to promote British wind energy

15 Sep 2014

Seth Schultz: Why cities need data scientists

The world collects sufficient information to inform meaningful climate change strategies - C40's top data journalist wants to make it more accessible

12 Sep 2014

John Elkington, the 'Breakthrough Challenge' and tomorrow's bottom line

Sustainable business pioneer John Elkington discusses his new book, the big challeges companies face and whether he's optimistic about the future

05 Sep 2014

Nespresso CEO: Sustainability is a business imperative

Jean-Marc Duvoisin explains why the company has committed £330m to tackling climate change and is working with small holders in South Sudan

01 Sep 2014

Estee Chaikin: Hanergy, IKEA, and the transformative power of solar panels

BusinessGreen's Young Sustainability Executive of the Year reveals how an interest in consumer behaviour helped shape one of the world's most exciting solar initiatives

28 Aug 2014

Fossil fuel energy system has 'reached its natural end', says ex-npower boss

Volker Beckers is taking up a new role with Forum for the Future where he hopes to promote community renewable energy projects

28 Aug 2014

Jeremy Leggett: A life on 'the frontier of the war on climate change'

BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Champion of the Year, Jeremy Leggett, reveals why there are reasons to be optimistic in the run up to the Paris climate summit

21 Aug 2014

Andrew Winston on climate risk, the carbon bubble and The Big Pivot

The green business strategy expert outlines the ideas underpinning his new book on how businesses can survive in a fundamentally changed world

18 Aug 2014

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