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

Scientists claim ozone layer is healing

More than half the change attributed to ban on CFCs

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

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

Lord Browne and his house in Chelsea.

Browne warns oil groups on climate change

Former BP chief calls for more investment in renewable

Climate change prompts insurance pledge

Under-insured high-risk countries are banding together to pool risk

Engineering reborn: MIT Sloan professor Andrew Lo has pioneered the use of modern portfolio theory on drugs research
©Shawn G. Henry

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

Civic chiefs must lead climate change fight

Global warming should be at the very top of policymakers’ to-do lists

Environment left behind in Brexit debates

Scant attention paid to implications for EU green rules

Paris climate deal vulnerable to Trump

How a Republican White House could undermine the accord

Slash greenhouse gases 57%, Cameron told

UK prime minister urged to stick to climate change proposals

Long twilight of the big oil companies

Fossil fuel producers face a future of slow and steady decline

Week in Review, May 28

Bayer bids for Monsanto; VW, Google and Exxon also in the news

Trump puts fossil fuels at US energy core

Candidate says regulating fracking would leave US begging for oil

Exxon investors back powers over board

‘Watershed’ vote comes as climate change pressure on group builds