fighting global warming

An internationally-agreed goal to keep global temperature rises to less than 2C - a level scientists believe is necessary to avoid risky changes in the climate - has been agreed after post-industrial revolution temperatures have risen by nearly 1C, mostly from burning fossil fuels

Cleantech investors need patience after losses

(LtoR) Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande pose for a family photo during the "Mission Innovation - Accelerating the Clean Energy Revolution" meeting on the opening day of the World Climate Change Conference 2015
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The Silicon Valley model did not work for clean energy, but world leaders promise more money

In depth

Road to the Paris climate change summit
Delegates from 196 countries met in Paris in December 2015 to negotiate a global agreement on climate change

Brussels embarks on stricter CO2 targets

Low-emissions plan pushes electric and alternative fuel sources

Swedish pension fund avoids fossil fuels

Swedish pension fund AP4 in biggest low carbon commitment

Climate change ministry scrapped

Decision ‘sends terrible signal at worst possible time’

Singapore airport guards against sea rise

Changi terminal to be built on land raised 5.5m

Climate change chief joins race to head UN

Costa Rican diplomat has been credited with sealing Paris accord

Brexit doubt weighs on green energy groups

EU’s largest renewables producers downplay concerns over changes to UK policy

Let’s save the planet again

Global action is healing the ozone hole and can tackle climate change

Scientists claim ozone layer is healing

More than half the change attributed to ban on CFCs

UK move to set CO2 target faces challenge

Lawson think-tank says Brexit may render binding cuts illegal

Statoil warns of threats to green energy

UK’s Brexit vote highlighted as example of risk to co-operation

Browne warns oil groups on climate change

Former BP chief calls for more investment in renewable

Climate change prompts insurance pledge

High-risk countries are banding together to pool risk

Financial engineering helps fight cancer

Academics are reviving the discipline’s tarnished reputation

Cambridge blacklists coal and tar sands

University keeps investments in oil and gas industries for now

Walkie-Talkie houses mini power station

A £4m fuel cell system supplies cleaner electricity and heating

Banks censured for backing fossil fuel

Citi, Deutsche and JPMorgan ‘at odds’ with Paris climate pact

Coal use plunges as China cuts back

Consumption and production levels drop by biggest amount since 1980

Green bonds face growing pains

Market’s rapid growth will raise questions about regulation

US and India vow to push for climate deal

White House wants Paris pact ratified before Obama leaves office

Maldives warns on coral bleaching risk

Move to protect environment in tourism-dependent archipelago

Companies told not to ignore climate deal

Stern points to gap between agreed steps and what businesses assume

Danish pension threatens to blacklist coal

PKA fund wants companies to plan for low-carbon future

Ford issues warning on EU green targets

Carmaker claims costs risk making vehicles unaffordable

Nature is now a weapon against threat of global warming

Assets such as grass roofs, parks and plants can protect the man-made environment

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