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

Beijing and New Delhi choke on smog

Toxic fog envelops capitals at forefront of surging economic growth

In depth

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

Billionaires in clean energy push

Gates, Bezos, Ma and Zuckerberg target low-emission technology

India looms as barrier to climate deal

Modi government argues it needs energy to power growth

Paris and prosperity for poorer nations

Justice demands that carbon curbs should not limit poorer nations’ ability to grow, writes Narendra Modi

Nobel chemist optimistic on climate pledges

Molina says CFCs phaseout provides model for end to fossil fuels

Companies accused of ‘greenwashing’

Campaigners attack some corporate sponsors of Paris climate summit

China hits pollution target 6 months early

Claim comes as Beijing toxic smog at highest level in 13 months

US companies not disclosing climate risk

Boeing among 20 largest groups failing to disclose risks

India must resist carbon imperialism

The rich world’s move against fossil fuels is a disaster for poorer states, writes Arvind Subramanian

Cloned cows cause beef on climate change

UN estimates global meat industry belches out 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions

Coal’s woes could spark investors’ return

Institutional selling could be creating a buying opportunity

Climate change purées Nestlé pumpkin sales

Record rains in Illinois have halved the top growing state’s crop

£1bn carbon capture storage funds scrapped

End of flagship programme to combat climate change stuns industry

Islanders on climate change’s frontline

South Pacific island nations raise hopes for Paris talks

States warn US climate plan is illegal

West Virginia and Texas stage intervention ahead of Paris summit

Energy groups accused of carbon failings

Former heads of BP and Shell criticise industry, saying companies must use cleaner technologies

Sweden: climate impact must be disclosed

Asset managers will have to provide a ‘sustainability overview’

America’s inconvenient SUV boom

Gas-guzzlers are back in vogue in US, so why should others try?

Alberta outlines plan for carbon tax

Heartland of Canada’s oil industry targets cut to greenhouse gas emissions

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