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

Sweden: climate impact must be disclosed

Asset managers will have to provide a ‘sustainability overview’

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Road to the Paris climate change summit
Delegates from 196 countries will meet in Paris in December to negotiate a global agreement on climate change
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America’s inconvenient SUV boom

Gas-guzzling models are back in vogue in the US, so why should poorer nations cut emissions?

Alberta outlines plan for carbon tax

Heartland of Canada’s oil industry targets emissions cut

Coal plant subsidies reined in by OECD

Deal could put a stop to as many as 850 planned coal plants

Rudd pushes for more gas-fired power

Energy secretary cites Lawson as inspiration in policy review

Switch from coal: who wins and loses?

Closing the stations is not unexpected news

Enel bets hard on renewable energy

Italian utility buys out minority investors in green power unit

US natural gas can serve as global model

Energy-related emissions dropped 10% from 2007 to 2013

Batteries start to compete for power grid

Falling cost of storage to boost renewable energy, says Lazard

One-way traffic: children hold cloths over their faces as pollution covers New Delhi

Pollution in India: Gasping for air

Citizens turn to the courts amid claims the government is failing to clean up New Delhi’s toxic atmosphere

We need incentives to save the climate

Green finance should focus on drawing in private capital to clean tech, writes Henry Paulson

UK to phase out coal-fired power plants

Energy secretary also announces plans to encourage gas rather than diesel

Reach high for energy to save the earth

We need a target that lends excitement, prestige and energy

UK solar policy: there goes the sun

Alarm rises over hints that the state wants to revisit returns years after a project is signed off

India slows progress on climate accord

Talks stuck on divisions over mechanism to review emission pledges

Investors seek ethical benchmarks

Meeting the challenges of climate change with low carbon indices

Climate talks: High pressure in Paris

The focus of UN talks will be holding nations to their pledges

Hollande rebuffs Kerry on climate accord

Spat ahead of talks as French president insists agreement will be legally binding ‘treaty’

Climate deal in Paris need not be binding

It is more important that a pact drives energy investment

Clinton pledges $30bn to aid coal country

Democratic frontrunner offers investments in communities amid clean energy push

Paris climate deal ‘not legally binding’

Kerry interview exposes divisions over how to enforce agreement

The potential of Paris

The ever-stronger economic case for addressing climate change

Peabody to come clean on climate change

US coal producer forced to revise statements after regulatory probe

Global warming above pre-industrial level

Scientists warn of climate in ‘uncharted territory’

Exxon probe puts energy groups on notice

US probe into company statements likely to act as a warning