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We've got an EU 2030 deal, what now?

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Roz Bulleid of the EEF offers five proposals to help ensure the EU meets its new energy and climate change targets

31 Oct 2014

Why British companies lag Americans in fighting deforestation

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"Too many UK firms have delivered ever-more-grandiloquent panegyrics to the glories of the rainforest - while doing precious little to actually protect them"

30 Oct 2014

Nestlé palm oil - the journey so far

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In 2010 Nestlé made a public commitment to have no association with deforestation - Benjamin Ware, Nestlé’s manager of responsible sourcing, explains how the multinational is working towards that goal

30 Oct 2014

We must work with businesses to stamp out deforestation

Justine Greening underlines the government's commitment to helping communities around the world phase out deforestation

30 Oct 2014

Can we rely on voluntary industry action to drive deforestation out of supply chains?

Greenpeace's Andy Tait says companies should commit to traceable supply chains, but remember it is just a means to an end

30 Oct 2014

Between two worlds: People making progress in the middle ground

Scott Poynton of The Forest Trust highlights the growing unity between businesses and NGOs in tackling deforestation

30 Oct 2014

International climate targets are great, but the future's local

John Alker of the UK Green Building Councils argues that international and national arguments over decarbonisation conceal the rapid progress being made at a local level

29 Oct 2014

Tackling deforestation can help your business build a powerful brand

Karin Burns calls on more companies to embrace REDD+ to increase the economic value of forests

29 Oct 2014

The key ingredients for successful green collaboration

Stephanie Draper of Forum for the Future outlines how companies can work together to solve industry-wide challenges

28 Oct 2014

The paradox of lower gas prices and low carbon subsidies

Ovo Energy's Guy Newey casts an eye over the complex implications for clean energy policy that arise from the recent fall in gas prices

27 Oct 2014

A strong climate package is essential to revive flagging EU energy investment

Stephanie Pfeifer of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change explains why investors crave the policy certainty a bold EU energy and climate change package would deliver

24 Oct 2014

Why it is time for a Big Energy Vision

Paul King of the UK Green Building Council explains why businesses and NGOs are coming together to highlight how greener buildings can save everyone money

23 Oct 2014

WTO environmental goods liberalization - not just green, but also good

It may not have commanded the same attention as the controversial TTIP talks, but as Tatjana Sachse explains efforts to agree a green trade deal could have huge implications for the low carbon economy

23 Oct 2014

Why we need an equivalent of the Climate Change Committee for air pollution

Matthew Farrow of the Environmental Industries Commission argues it is time for the government to introduce a Committee on Air Quality

22 Oct 2014

A business plea for a strong 2030 energy and climate deal

Chief executive of Rockwool calls for European Council to show leadership and approve on an ambitious energy savings target this week

21 Oct 2014

The challenge for the global auto industry

Simon Clements of Alliance Trust Investments explores the environmental and economic challenges faced by a fast-changing auto industry

20 Oct 2014

Why the Climate Change Act cannot be 'suspended'

Jonathan Church, climate and energy lawyer for ClientEarth, explains why Owen Paterson is wrong to suggest the CCA can be halted

17 Oct 2014

The next big thing in renewables is not renewable – it’s storage

The REA this week announced that energy storage is a new strategic priority for the Association - chief executive Dr Nina Skorupska explains why

16 Oct 2014

Ed Davey: We need a climate deal in Brussels next week 'no ifs, no buts'

UK Energy and Climate Change Secretary issues rallying call for an agreement next week on the EU 2030 Climate and Energy package

15 Oct 2014

New York Climate Summit: Stress Testing more than just the announcements

As the dust settles on last month's events in New York there's a lot of talk of tipping points for the climate and sustainability agenda - Have we crossed one for financial reporting, asks PwC's Malcolm Preston

15 Oct 2014

The fossil fuel paradox

By opposing a low carbon transition, fossil fuel companies are undermining the economic and political stability needed for their high risk projects, says Tom Burke of E3G

14 Oct 2014

Stable economic and political frameworks can drive the solar energy sector

James Watson of EPIA calls for an end to trade tariffs and greater renewables ambition at an EU level to bolster the growing industry

13 Oct 2014

Philip Hammond's first speech on climate change - In full

Foreign Secretary outlines need to tackle climate change "for the sake of our long-term security"

10 Oct 2014

A new definition of green collaboration for the 21st Century

Forum for the Future's Charlene Collison outlines how businesses can successfully collaborate to tackle the world's climate challenges

10 Oct 2014

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