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US and India to unveil joint deal to combat climate change

America and India will unveil joint efforts to fight climate change when Barack Obama visits New Delhi next month, as the US tries to keep up the momentum of international negotiations.

Caroline Lucas: the Infrastructure Bill threatens our environment and ignores energy efficiency

What will £15 billion spent on roads do for air pollution? I’m tabling an amendment to the Infrastructure Bill because it’s time to start legislating for the common good, says Green Pary MP Caroline Lucas.

Government to release £100m more to Green Deal in tranches

Homeowners will be able to claim up to £5,600 from the Government towards home improvements such as a new boiler and cavity wall insulation from Wednesday 10 December – but the money may not be around for long.

Carbon bubble: Bank of England launches enquiry into risk

The Bank of England is to conduct an enquiry into the risk of fossil fuel companies causing a major economic crash if future climate change rules render their coal, oil and gas assets worthless.

Rising population and climate change poses dire consequences for people and business, report warns

The double whammy of global warming and a growing, ageing population will mean peoples’ exposure to deadly heatwaves will multiply tenfold this century, according to a new report from the Royal Society.

UK to donate £720m to UN’s Green Climate Fund

Britain will face a disaster if it adopts an "isolationist approach" to the environment, the Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, has warned as he announced the UK is to give £720 million to an international fund to help poor countries cope with climate change.

Recycling rates in England flatline

Households appear to have given up trying to recycle more of their rubbish, official statistics suggest, which show that recycling rates in England have stalled.

US and China sign carbon emissions cuts ahead of global climate change talks

The United States and China have unveiled a secretly negotiated deal to reduce their greenhouse gas output, with China agreeing to cap emissions for the first time and the US committing to deep reductions by 2025.

Locals could own part of a wind farm for as little as £5, industry says

People living near new wind farms will be able to buy a stake in them for as little as £5 under new plans, as part of a fightback by industry to win over opponents of wind turbines.

Green Party ahead of Lib Dems in YouGov poll

The Green Party are ahead of the Liberal Democrats for the first time in a YouGov poll.

Why UKIP is the 'great game-changer' in the unpopular Tory campaign to end onshore wind

David Cameron once fixed a turbine to his roof. Now his government is blocking the cheapest clean energy, says the Guardian's Polly Toynbee.

Ed Davey: EU 2030 pact "historic moment" towards climate deal

A minimum 40 per cent plunge in Europe’s CO2 emissions by 2030 agreed by EU leaders last week was a "historic moment" on the road to a global climate deal, enabled by a new British relationship with Poland, the energy minister Ed Davey has told the Guardian.

EU leaders agree 40 per cent emissions cuts by 2030

European leaders have struck a broad climate change pact obliging the EU as a whole to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40 per cent by 2030.

MPs should pull pension fund out of fossil fuels, says Caroline Lucas

MPs should follow in the footsteps of the Rockeller family, Glasgow University and churches around the world by pulling their pension fund investments out of fossil fuels, according to Caroline Lucas.

'Toxic triangle' trapping us into a warming world, Oxfam warns

Political inertia, financial short-termism and vested fossil fuel interests have formed a "toxic triangle" that threatens to push up global temperatures, putting 400 million people at risk of hunger and drought by 2060, Oxfam said on Friday, a week before a European Union summit to finalise a new climate and energy policy framework.


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