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“Historic” climate deal sets “clear roadmap” for businesses

A climate deal agreed in Paris to try and limit global temperatures to less than 2 degrees has been heralded as "watershed moment for mankind" and "an exciting opportunity" for business.

COP21: Paris climate talks to go ahead despite terrorist attacks

Despite Friday’s horrific attacks, Obama and other world leaders will attend talks in France, as Republicans in Congress continue to fight Obama’s climate plan.

Paris climate deal will not deliver global carbon price, says UN chief

UN climate chief, Christiana Figueres, confirmed today that a climate deal to be delivered in Paris, later this year, will not include a global carbon price.

Europe achieves 23% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

The European Union is set to overachieve on its 2020 target for reducing greenhouse emissions by 20%, according to a report published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

COP21: France launches global diplomatic drive for climate deal

France has launched an unprecedented diplomatic drive to shepherd nations big and small towards a major climate change deal, ahead of a Paris summit next month that is the next major make-or-break moment for the movement against global warming.

VW emissions scandal: academics reveal findings of UK’s first study of diesel engine emissions

A team at The University of Manchester is testing a diesel Volkswagen engine to try to get an accurate picture of how polluting it actually is.

Insurance CEOs call on Bank of England to take climate action

The leaders of 15 ClimateWise members have today written an open letter to the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, and the UK’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).

£14 billion of council pension funds invested in fossil fuels

UK local authorities have ploughed £14 billion of their pension funds into fossil fuel investments, according to new research released today.

Cities urged to switch street lighting to energy efficient LED by 2025

The Climate Group, which is hosting its annual Climate Week NYC in New York, has called on every city and utility around the world to schedule the switch of their street lighting to LED by 2025.

MEPs seek binding 30 per cent renewable energy target at Paris climate summit

The European Parliament’s environment committee has voted for its delegation to the COP21 climate talks in Paris to call for a 40 per cent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a 40 per cent energy efficiency target and a binding 30 per cent target for renewable energy.

VW emissions rigging created 1m tonnes of pollution, analysis shows

Volkswagen’s rigging of emissions tests for 11 million cars means they may be responsible for nearly one million tonnes of air pollution every year, roughly the same as the UK’s combined emissions for all power stations, vehicles, industry and agriculture, a Guardian analysis suggests.

Greens to ‘galvanise’ for Paris Climate talks at Autumn Conference

Influential environmentalist Jonathan Porritt and Greenpeace adviser Ruth Davis are to address the Green Party’s Autumn Conference in a panel discussion on how Greens can organise to persuade world leaders to take strong action to tackle climate change at this December’s Paris climate talks.

Leading global scientists and business chiefs back Paris clean energy plan

More than 25 world-leading scientists, executives, academics and politicians have called on nations to adopt the Global Apollo Programme (GAP) by the time of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December.

UK Government facing fresh legal threat over deadly air pollution levels

Government Ministers are facing the threat of new court action over their failure to tackle air pollution levels causing tens of thousands of deaths every year.

Met Office study reveals return to global warming with record temperatures

Big changes are underway in key patterns in the global climate system that could affect regional temperatures and rainfall worldwide, according to new Met Office research.

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“Historic” climate deal sets “clear roadmap” for businesses
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