Lord Stern: Flawed economic models underestimate climate risk
Flawed climate economic modelling is underestimating the damage that climate change is causing as well as underestimating the potential of technology to remedy these damages, Lord Nicholas Stern has claimed.
New emissions figures give boost to UK renewable fuel industry
Emissions from arable land in the UK could be 15% lower than previously thought, according to new estimates, marking a potential boost in the amount of crops grown specifically for use in renewable fuels.
Twice the size of Wales: ambitious plans for rainforest protection
Environmental charity Size of Wales intends to double the area of tropical rainforest it helps protect as its contribution to tackling climate change. Here, the charity's Peter Davies explains the role of business in tackling deforestation.
P&G makes bold energy and clean water pledges
Consumer goods firm Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced two ambitious new sustainability targets for 2020; cutting emissions by 30% and providing 15 billion litres of clean drinking water by 2020.
Shell and Gazprom among companies backing 2C limit
More than a third of the world's largest listed companies, including major fossil fuel producers, say they would support an international deal limiting global warming to 2 degrees, according to research by CDP.
Food giant General Mills announces 10-year plan to slash emissions by 28%
US food producer General Mills has announced that it aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 28% across the entirety of its value chain in the next 10 years.
Top campaigners call for mass climate action ahead of Paris conference
Desmond Tutu, Vivienne Westwood, Naomi Klein and Noam Chomsky are among a group of prolific figures who will issue a mass call to action on Thursday ahead of the UN's crunch climate change conference in Paris in December.
Overshoot Day: Humans burn through year's worth of natural resources by mid-August
Humanity has used up a full year's supply of ecological resources by the middle of August, according to an international NGO.
Lord Stern: 10 years on from the Stern Review
Ten years after the infamous Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change was commissioned, Lord Nicholas Stern has warned the risks of global warming are even greater now than ever before.
Report: Clean energy investment creates more jobs than fossil fuels
The global transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy and energy efficiency will be a net creator of jobs, a new UN report has claimed.
World Bank releases decarbonisation guide
Countries could reduce the cost of decarbonisation by a third by enacting green policies immediately, according to a new report from the World Bank.
Branson's B Team demands zero net emissions by mid-century
Governments and businesses should commit to zero-net emissions by 2050 according to the 'B Team' - a group of 16 renowned CEO's and policymakers headed up by mogul Richard Branson.
Climate change: Pope says man is 'slapping nature in the face'
Pope Francis has issued his clearest statement yet on climate change, claiming that human activity is primarily responsible for global warming.
UK military admits climate change is global security risk
The changing climate poses a serious risk to geopolitical stability and could result in more British troops being deployed around the world, according to the former commander of UK maritime forces.
Poland rejects IPCC target of zero emissions by 2100
IPCC recommendation to phase out fossil fuels by end of century to avoid dangerous global warming is categorically rejected by Poland and other eastern European countries.
UKGBC: Businesses need better support from Government to tackle climate change
The Climate Change Act is a boon rather than a burden for companies looking to tackle climate change, argues a coalition of leading construction and property firms backed by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC)
IPCC: Fossil fuels 'must be phased out by 2100' to limit climate change
"Science has spoken. There is no ambiguity in their message. Leaders must act. Time is not on our side."
Could the 2C climate target be completely wrong?
The global warming goal that nearly 200 governments have agreed on should be ditched, say scientists writing in Nature.
10 reasons to be hopeful that we will overcome climate change
From action in China and the US to falling solar costs and rising electric car sales, there is cause to be hopeful...
'It is our duty to act now': WWC and FAO unite to combat water and food security
The World Water Council (WWC) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to increase their collaboration amidst growing concerns about global water and food security.
Coal's share of energy market at highest level since 1970
Use of coal for power generation and other purposes grew by 3% in 2013 - faster than any other fossil fuel.
Senior executives call for 'urgent and immediate' action on climate change
Senior executives are calling for urgent and immediate action on climate change by leaders in government, business and civil society, according to a new poll.
Businesses urge policy makers to heed IPCC report warnings
A coalition of companies from around the globe is urging policy makers to take a number of actions in line with the science of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
IPCC climate change report: averting catastrophe is eminently affordable
Landmark UN analysis concludes global roll-out of clean energy would shave only a tiny fraction off economic growth
IPCC report: Climate change impacts occurring from the tropics to the poles
The effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) latest report.