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

US envoy warns against climate failure

Deal in Paris is seen as vital to UN global warming strategy

Comment & Analysis

If Paris conference seals deal that halves money to oil producers it will be a triumph for green lobby
Ingram Pinn illustration
If nations could agree a carbon tax, it would help create a more efficient, less polluting future
Door inadvertently opened to meaningful action for the first time
– Bruce Bartlett

UK warned against missing out in Arctic

Rapid change likely to present risks and opportunities, say peers

Green auction sets stage for cheap power

UK awards subsidies of £315m a year to renewable power schemes

EU reforms boost European carbon market

Start date of December 2018 set for emissions trading reforms

Pachauri resigns from climate change body

UN panel chairman fights sexual harassment claims

Political leaders in joint climate pledge

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg seek to put issue above politics

Deep divisions laid bare at climate talks

EU criticises slow pace of negotiations ahead of Paris summit

Talks target cap on airline emissions

Negotiators propose first-time limits on industry

Oil urged to speak up in climate debate

Shell chief calls on industry to take a critical look at itself

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: Mo Ibrahim, Kathy Calvin, Jochen Zeitz, John Elkington, Richard Branson, Shari Arison and Strive Masiyiwa talk to the audience during the launch of The B Team on June 13, 2013 in London, England. The B Team is a not-for-profit initiative that has been formed by a group of global business leaders to create a future where the purpose of business is to be a driving force for social, environmental and economic benefit. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for The B Team)

Unilever chief backs tough emissions target

Polman and Sir Richard Branson adopt net-zero goal by 2050

Shell bows to shareholder climate demands

Company draws fire with plans to push on with Arctic drilling

Oil groups urged to back green energy

Environment Agency pension fund teams up with other investors

World just had hottest year on record

Scientists claim clear evidence of global warming

Obama plans methane emissions crackdown

Uncertainty remains over target of 45% cut in the next decade

Renewables are top German power supplier

Data underscore shift towards clean energy

Climate change groups split on divestment

Some advocates argue for engagement with oil and coal companies

Time to put a proper price on carbon

Fall in energy prices makes the case for a tax overwhelming

Top truckmakers operated cartel, says EU

Development of technology to curb exhaust emissions was held back, Brussels alleges

Private funding dries up for wave energy

Hopes of leading world in tapping power of the sea under threat

2014 warmest year in Europe since 1500s

Average 10.5ºC temperature will beat 2007 record

UN climate plan reached in marathon session

Watered-down agreement sets stage for Paris 2015

UN climate talks run into trouble

US and China clash over draft text

Climate talks struggle into overtime

Delegates in Lima agree just one paragraph for final text

Kerry issues warning at Lima climate talks

US secretary of state visit comes as Beijing takes tough stance

Davey calls for carbon asset transparency

UK energy secretary latest to warn on fossil fuel investment risks