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Climate change threatens to wipe £2.7tn off value of private investments

Climate change threatens to wipe £2.7tn off value of private investments

Private investors stand to lose $4.2 trillion (£2.7 trillion) on the value of their holdings from the impact of climate change by 2100 even if global warming is held at plus 2C, a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has warned.

Cardiff University opens first 'energy positive' house in Britain

Britain’s first low cost 'energy positive’ house, which can generate more electricity than its occupants will use, opens on Thursday despite George Osborne axing plans to make housebuilders meet tough low carbon housing targets from next year.

Most London boroughs fail EU pollution target

All but two of London’s boroughs are exceeding EU limits for a toxic gas linked to respiratory problems, ministers have admitted.

China makes carbon reduction pledge ahead of Paris climate talks

China will aim to cut its greenhouse gas emissions per unit of gross domestic product by 60-65 per cent from 2005 levels under a plan submitted to the United Nations ahead of crucial climate change talks in Paris later this year.

Cutting the cost of electric vehicles: Renault-Nissan

Cutting the cost of electric vehicles: Renault-Nissan's Carlos Ghosn on why size matters

Electric car sales have fallen far short of predictions, but the global push to cut carbon emissions and improved techology could see them poised to hit the mainstream, says Renault-Nissan’s head, Carlos Ghosn.

Circular economy could be worth £29bn to UK economy

Embracing a circular economy in the UK could boost GDP by £29 billion over the next decade, according to research from Imperial College London.

Climate change: Insurance industry must play "strong role" in shaping sustainable future, says UN

As a major source of long-term investment the insurance industry must play a "strong role" in shaping a more sustainable future, according to UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon.

Onshore wind subsidies to end from April 2016

The Government has confirmed it will end subsidies for onshore wind energy in April 2016, a year earlier than planned.

Two-thirds of UK workers care about energy efficiency, YouGov poll finds

Research has found that 68 per cent of UK workers take extra care to help make their work place more energy efficient – with 22 per cent saying they care a great deal

Environmentalist Zac Goldsmith states intention to run for Mayor of London

Conservative MP for Richmond Park Zac Goldsmith has revealed he plans to enter the race to become the next Mayor of London. However, in a unique move he will give his constituents the final say on whether or not he will bid to become Boris Johnson’s successor.

Dutch government climate policy ruled illegal under human rights law

A court in the Hague has declared the Dutch government’s climate policy illegal and ordered it to cut its emissions by at least 25 per cent within five years, in a landmark ruling.

Pope Francis' historic encyclical calls for action on climate change

Pope Francis has finally released his much-expected encyclical on the environment and climate change, with unprecedented warnings over the use of resources, climate, poverty and sustainable consumption.

Swansea Tidal Lagoon under scrutiny over £300m contract to Chinese firm

A £300 million contract with a Chinese company to build a sea wall for the Government’s flagship renewable energy project at Swansea Bay has been called into question amid allegations that it may have been awarded improperly.

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon given Government greenlight

The Government has given planning consent for the construction of the world’s first tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay.

G7 commit to decarbornise global economy "in the course of this century"

The G7 leading industrial nations have agreed to cut greenhouse gases by phasing out the use of fossil fuels by the end of the century, the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has announced.

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