IPCC and Global warming

After meeting in Stockholm the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its latest findings in a report likely to be one of the most carefully analysed documents on climate change this decade

EU agrees target to cut gas emissions

Leaders overcome resistance from eastern member states

Comment & Analysis

Plumes of water vapor emit from the Tennessee Valley Authority Paradise Fossil Plant in Paradise, Kentucky, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. The plant generates and delivers 14 billion kilowatt-hours of coal-fired electricity per year to Western Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg ©Bloomberg
Politicians think they know the answers – and leave consumers paying, writes Dieter Helm
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With the right support from governments, a low-carbon future need not be one of perpetual misery
– Martin Wolf
Enviromental protesters gather in a park in Sydney September 21, 2014 as part of a global protest on climate change. Australians rallied for climate action forming a human chain message as part of an international day of action to fight climate change ahead of a United Nations summit in New York on 23 September. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKSPETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images ©AFP
World leaders in UN meeting to set out planned climate action
– Global insight

Q&A: EU’s challenging energy targets

Talks begin in Brussels to agree landmark deal for 2030

Politics helps drive France’s newfound commitment to renewables

Critics say shutting down nuclear plants would not make economic sense

Sigmar Gabriel
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Clean energy proves a costly exercise for Germany

Businesses and consumers are paying a high price

Several factors conspire to increase fossil fuel use

Coal is cheap but its use is hard to reconcile with plans to cut carbon emissions

Insurers ‘unready’ for climate change

Environmental lobby says few firms have robust internal policies

Eastern Europe attacks EU emissions plan

More nations join Poland in opposing greenhouse target

Australians divided over coal policy

Country embroiled in bitter debate over its vast reserves and climate

Poland leads opposition to EU energy deal

Eastern Europe threatens to block agreement at summit next week

EU plans to revive lifeless carbon market

Critics argue emissions trade is a blunt tool in climate change fight

Cheap gas and green rules undermine coal

US miners cut jobs and spending as weakened shares fall further

University sells £18m fossil fuel shares

Glasgow joins shift out of oil, gas and coal companies

Resurgence in clean energy spending

China and Japan lead spending on renewables, with accent on solar

Poland set for battle on EU climate target

Kopacz makes combative maiden speech to parliament

Oil groups blame climate change on coal

Executives support pricing of carbon emissions and other measures

Climate summit ends with rebuke to leaders

Graça Machel highlights mismatch between pledges and problem

Rockefellers join anti-fossil fuel drive

Standard Oil family fund sends ‘signal’ on renewables

Ingersoll-Rand bows to climate fears

Manufacturer to end use of HFC chemicals by 2030

China outstrips EU and US on emissions

Latest pollution figures emerge as thousands march in protest

Saving the climate need not destroy the economy

Curbing global warming could support growth, not kill it

Californian town runs out of water

China debates how to impose carbon caps

President Xi Jinping to skip UN climate change summit

US solar and wind start to outshine gas

Falling costs help renewables compete with fossil fuels

EU to help countries hit emission targets

Funds to flow to eastern European nations

Growth and climate fight can coexist

Report urges more investment in sustainable infrastructure