Industry groups and political rivals warn the planned regulation will raise energy prices and threaten jobs.Read the full story ›
Animals and plants are at risk if nothing is done to tackle the rise in temperatures according to a review of the scientific evidence.Read the full story ›
More than 5,000 protesters have gathered outside Parliament in London calling on politicians to take tougher action on climate change.
Crowds of environmental activists cheered as a host of speakers including Vivienne Westwood, who appeared via video link, and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas attacked the Government and accused it of not taking action.
Celebrities including Stephen Fry, Jarvis Cocker and Emilia Fox all took part in a short film as part of a campaign on climate change.Read the full story ›
Sir David Attenborough has criticised Government leaders who deny the "overwhelming" evidence on the effects of climate change.Read the full story ›
United Nations members have agreed on a deal to tackle climate change at a summit in the Peruvian capital Lima.
The deal asks countries to submit national plans on how they will deal global warming early next year ahead of a crucial summit in Paris.
Developing countries, including China and India, had expressed concern at earlier drafts that they claimed could impose too heavy a burden on emerging economies.
But agreement was finally reached with the final draft saying countries have "common but differentiated responsibilities" to deal with global warming.
"As a text it's not perfect, but it includes the positions of the parties," Peru's environment minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal said.
Britain is set to pledge hundreds of millions of pounds to a United Nations "green bank" intended to help poor countries prepare for the impact of global warming.
The announcement is expected at a pledging conference in Berlin on November 20, after Prime Minister David Cameron said the UK would "play a very positive part" in supporting the Green Climate Fund.
No specific figure has yet been confirmed for the UK's contribution, but energy minister Amber Rudd said earlier this month that Britain will donate "strongly" to the fund.
Speaking at the G20 summit, Mr Cameron stressed that the money will come from funds already earmarked for international development and does not represent a new financial commitment.
The US and China have unveiled ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gases ahead of a make-or-break climate change treaty.Read the full story ›