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IPCC must address ‘language barrier’ between climate science and sustainability

EXCLUSIVE: The fight against climate change is being hindered by a gap in culture and language between the science and sustainability communities, which is leading to a disengagement over climate action, a leading academic on the subject has told edie.

According to Lord Stern, the Paris Agreement could also be nullified unless ‘incremental improvements’ to economic models are introduced

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.

Around a third of the renewable liquid transport fuels used in the UK comes from UK feedstocks

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.

Tropical forests occupy 7% of the Earth's surface, but absorb nearly a fifth of man-made carbon emissions

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 said it chose its 30% target after consultation with WWF and based on the science presented by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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.

None of the 28 energy companies responded

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.

General Mills made a commitment to sustainability, in 2013, to source its 10 priority ingredients from sustainable sources

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.

Campaigners caller for mass mobilisation on the scale of the slavery abolition and anti-apartheid movements to trigger

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.

Earth Overshoot Day has moved from early October in 2000 to August 13th this year

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's new paper says the economic case for halting climate change is stronger than ever

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.

Clean energy investment offers clear net employment gains compared to fossil fuel spending, according to the report

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.

The three include establishing a carbon price, providing support for those most affected by climate change, and setting defined targets

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.

The B Team letter comes just days before world leaders meet in Geneva to make progress on a draft agreement for Paris

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.

The Pope said his encyclical on the environment would be released in June or July 2015

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.


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