From kyoto to paris

In December 2015, the exhibition centre in the Parisan suburb of Le Bourget will host the biggest UN talks on tackling global warming and curbing emissions since the ill-fated Copenhagen meeting in 2009 that failed to improve upon the 1997 Kyoto protocol

Fossil fuel divestment gathers momentum

Flare boom nozzle and fire on offshore oil rig

Petition calls on Dutch pension fund to drop oil, gas and coal

Comment & Analysis

Sunset over the City of London ©Dreamstime
Sharing data is vital for countering extreme weather events
The sun sets behind buildings as smoke rises from a chimney stack over the skyline of Jilin, in northestern China's Jilin province,k on November 17, 2009. US President Barack Obama said that the United States and China want next month's climate change talks in Copenhagen to culminate in a global accord that has immediate effect. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read AFP/AFP/Getty Images) ©AFP
Issues will not be tackled if shareowners lose ability to influence companies, writes Anne Stausboll
NORTHWICH, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 30: Low temperatures intensfy the steam emissions from the Ineos Enterprises brine purification plant on December 30, 2014 in Northwich, United Kingdom. The site supplies brine to the local ash plant owned by Tata and other Ineos chemical plants in Runcorn.The area around Northwich has been exploited for its salt since Roman times. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) ©Getty
Figures show emissions growth can slow while economic growth continues
– Pilita Clark

California raises hopes for climate talks

State’s tough new emissions targets will help US meet goal

Church blacklists coal and tar sands

Church to sell £12m of holdings to send signal on climate change

Pope to weigh in on climate change action

Encyclical will take aim at fossil fuels

Prince Charles shuns fossil fuel shares

Heir joins charities and universities in stance on global warming

a garage in Lower Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy
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Flood waters continue to exact a heavy toll

Many governments are failing to think long-term and invest in defences

Climate change ‘gamble’ exposed

Nearly half of biggest investors exposed to environmental risk

Olam chief calls for carbon pricing

Commodities trader says cost needs to be put on greenhouse gases

Islanders seek cut in maritime emissions

Shipping is crucial to country but CO2 an ‘existential threat’

Businesses to unite on green agenda

Corporates to back use of energy-saving technology and renewables

Obama moves to cut greenhouse gas emissions

The US nuclear industry fights back

China’s interest in carbon capture grows

US and Canada lead the world in developing CCS, and are home to the bulk of operational projects

Renewables: prices fall and spending jumps

Contracts in oil-rich regions show solar and wind can compete

BP investors lift heat on climate change

Oil major quizzed over its environmental investments

Obama’s climate change legacy at risk

Oklahoma attorney-general fights White House on role of EPA

Ontario joins cap-and-trade programme

Move may encourage other regions to join emissions trading system

Warm seas threat to haddock on menu

Red mullet and John Dory set to replace cold water species

Climate change and wine’s alcohol levels

‘For wine drinkers, the most striking effect of climate change is the rise in alcohol levels. Who wants to drink a wine that can offer little other than alcohol?’

World’s forests more fragile than thought

Report for the Prince’s sustainability unit concludes the rate of deforestation is still increasing

California’s hopes for water turn to dust

City dwellers and farmers braced for fourth year of drought

Californians told to cut water use by 25%

Governor Jerry Brown acts as state faces another year of drought

Guardian to shun fossil fuel shares

Newspaper owner shifts approach because of climate change concerns

Key economies miss climate pledge date

Nations that did set out targets account for quarter of emissions

Arctic sea ice shrinks to record low

Recent weather patterns partly explain change in coverage

Enel pledges to tackle climate change

Greenpeace backs utility as it phases out new coal investments